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Tea Series at the Wood County Historial Museum

Reservations
419-352-0967
museum@woodcountyhistory.org

Advanced reservations are necessary for all teas, even for Tea Card holders. Payment must be received (check, cash, or credit) within 10 business days of making the reservation to secure seats. All reservations and payments must be made by the Friday before each tea.
Any cancellation after this date will forfeit payment.
Handicap accessible facilities. Groups Welcome.

 

2017 TEA PRICES

General Public: $15
WCHS Members: $12
Children age 10 and under: $5


2015 Tea Series

 

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SAVE with a Tea Card
2015 Tea Card - HALF
Buy 4 teas and get 5th one free.
Your choice on dates - RSVP at 419-352-0967
WCHS Member price $48
Non-member price $60

2015 Tea Card - FULL
Buy 8 teas and get the 9th one free.
Your choice on dates - RSVP at 419-352-0967
WCHS Member price $96
Non-member price $120

A tea card does not guarantee a spot at any tea, so make your reservations early by calling 419-352-0967.
Tea cards are transferrable.
Reservations and payment due the Friday before each tea.

Tea Card 2017

 

 

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It pays to become a Member

Become a member of the Historical Society to receive discounts on teas, museum events, gift shop purchases, & admission to special member-only events.

 

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Pay for Teas Online!

To use the new PAY ONLINE feature:

  1. Please call the museum at 419-352-0967 to make a reservation prior to making payment.
  2. Select your WCHS status from the drop-down menu (member, non-member, or child) for the tea of choice, then click Add to Cart.
  3. From the PayPal screen, you can change the quantity of tickets needed.
  4. To add another status for the same tea, or to add other teas, click Continue Shopping and repeat steps 2 & 3.
  5. When all teas and tickets have been added to the Shopping Cart, you can click Check Out to pay online with Credit Card, or Check out with PayPal to pay using your PayPal secure account.
  6. Once the transaction is complete, you should have the option to have a receipt e-mailed to you for your records. Your receipt is your ticket for the tea.
  7. A copy of your payment will be sent to the Wood County Historical Museum for processing.
  8. If you need to make any changes to your reservation, please call the museum at 419-352-0967.
  9. If you cannot attend a tea that is paid for, you will receive a credit towards another tea. There are no monetary refunds.

Pay online using PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover

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Become a sponsor

Sponsorship of the Tea Series helps the Society offer these programs at a very low cost to the public,
while promoting your business through our vast marketing outlets.
Each tea brings in 40-70 guests from Northwest Ohio and southern Michigan

Review the SPONSORSHIP PDF for DETAILS

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Catering Options
If you have a catering business and are interested in catering teas or other museum events, please call Kelli at 419-352-0967

Review the CATERING PDF for DETAILS

 

 

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You can find our teas listed in the Tea House Times magazine
The Tea House Times
Tea enthusiasts - visit their website!

 

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Reservations

2017 TEA SERIES

THE RED CROSS IN WWI

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm
at WOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
13660 County Home Rd. BG
Catering provided by Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford OH

Marianne Duvendack will share the role and Congressional mandates of the Red Cross from WWI to present. She has been a Red Cross volunteer for 15 years, serving as a Disaster Responder, both locally and nationally serving in Florida and Saipan.
RSVP and payment due Friday, April 7

 

 

WWI PLANTS & VICTORY GARDENS

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm
at WOLF'S BLOOMS & BERRIES
8140 Scotch Ridge Rd, BG
Catering provided by Share Our Grounds, Whitehouse OH

Sue Wolf, owner of Wolf's Blooms & Berries, will talk about plants and victory gardens used during WWI.
RSVP and payment due Friday, May 4

 

 

FASHION IN THE WAR ERA

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm
at WOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
13660 County Home Rd. BG
Catering provided by Mike Zaborniac, Waterville OH
25% all tea in Gift Shop today only

Marian Zengel will show & tell about 1910s fashion pre- and post-war, and how the war influenced the silhouette, fiber, dyestuff supply, and women's freedoms. Marian is an instructor of textiles and apparel fundamentals at BGSU and curator of the Historic Costume Collection for the School of Family and Consumer Sciences.
RSVP and payment due Friday, June 2

 

 

MESSAGE DELIVERED: THE POST OFFICE IN WWI

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm
at WOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
13660 County Home Rd. BG
Catering provided by Mike Zaborniac, Waterville OH

25% off Bone China Cups & Saucers (poppy or lavendar) (excludes mugs)
10% off all Tea Pots & 10% off Ginger Peach Tea
in Gift Shop today only

Speaker:
Gary Levitt, Museum of Postal History, Delphos Ohio
RSVP and payment due Friday, July 7
Please call the museum at 419-352-0967 for reservations.

 

 

AVIATION DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm
at WOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
13660 County Home Rd. BG
Catering provided by Mike Zaborniac, Waterville OH

25% off "Jenny Did It" Notecards & Magnets
10% off Wild Blueberry Tea
in Gift Shop today only

Speaker: Bill Hirzel, Aviation Enthusiast
War often triggers advancements in technology. During WWI, the internal combusion engine and other innovations in flight surfaced into techniques still used today. Bill will showcase these technology advancements and show how society was influenced, then and now, by WWI.

RSVP and payment due Friday, August 4
Please call the museum at 419-352-0967 for reservations. This tea is almost full.

 

 

SHATTERED GLASS: THE IMPACT OF WWI BOMBING ON CHURCHES & CATHEDRALS

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm
at WOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
13660 County Home Rd. BG
Catering provided by Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford OH

10% off Orange Ginger Mint Tea
in Gift Shop today only

World War I brought destruction to many Cathedrals and Churches across the European landscape during intense repeated bombing and shelling. Andrea Killy-Knight from Bigelow Glass in Findlay OH, will explore the damage and rebuilding to some of the greats such as Rheims and Notre Dame with a focus on the stained glass.
RSVP and payment due Friday, September 8

Program sponsored by Habitec Security
Tea sponsored by Bigelow Tea

Tea 2017 Sept 14 - Church Glass

 

HOME FIRES BURNING: WWI FICTION

Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm
at WOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
13660 County Home Rd. BG
Catering provided by Share Our Grounds, Whitehouse OH
10% off Hot Apple Cider Tea
in Gift Shop today only

Michele Raine, Assistant Director of the Wood County District Public Library, will present the varied aspects of literature during and following WWI. Much has been written about the shock and horror of the warfare introduced on World War I battlefields.  This was also one of the first wars to generate such depth of poetry and literature around the experience of war both at home and in the trenches.  Through contemporary and modern fictional accounts we will explore the fears, hopes, duties, and gender roles changed forever by the war.
RSVP and payment due Friday, October 6

Program sponsored by Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial
Tea sponsored by Bigelow Tea

Tea 2017 Oct 12 - Fiction

 

MARGARET LEHMAN AND JOURNALISM OF WWI

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm
at WOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
13660 County Home Rd. BG
Catering provided by Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford OH

10% off Mango Ceylon Black Tea
in Gift Shop today only

Hal Brown, a lifelong resident of Wood County with 42 years as a reporter and editor for the Sentinel-Tribune, will share the story of journalist Margaret Lehmann.
RSVP and payment due Friday, November 3

Tea 2017 Nov 09 - Journalism Lehman

 

MUSIC ON THE HOMEFRONT

Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 2:00 pm
at WOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
13660 County Home Rd. BG
Catering provided by Rox Ann Brewer, Rossford OH
10% off Christmas Tea
in Gift Shop today only

Tiffany Knoell, instructor of Popular Culture at BGSU, will talk about and share WWI-era music.
RSVP and payment due Friday, December 1

Tea 2017 Dec 07 - Music

 

1914 CHRISTMAS TRUCE

Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm
at WOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
13660 County Home Rd. BG
Catering provided by Share Our Grounds, Whitehouse OH
10% off Christmas Tea
in Gift Shop today only

Wood County Historical Museum own Michael McMaster, Education Coordinator, will share the goodwill account of how enemy soldiers laid down their guns to celebrate Chritsmas in the trenches.
RSVP and payment due Friday, December 8

Tea 2017 Dec 14 - Christmas Truce

 

 


 

Tea Day Specials

TEA DAY SPECIALS:
Special discounts for Tea attendees on select days:

August 10:

  • 25% off "Jenny Did It" note cards and magnets in Gift Shop this day only
  • 10% off all Wild Blueberry Tea in Gift Shop this day only

September 10:

  • 10% off all Orange Ginger Mint Tea in Gift Shop this day only

October 12:

  • Hot Apple Cider Tea in Gift Shop this day only

November 9:

  • 10% off all Mango Ceylon Black Tea in Gift Shop this day only

December 7 & 14:

  • 10% off all Christmas Tea in Gift Shop this day only

 

 

 

Who Do I Contact about Tea Events?
Kelli Kling
Kelli Kling
Marketing & Events Coordinator
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
13660 County Home Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402
419-352-0967
museum@woodcountyhistory.org

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