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at the INFIRMARY

October 2014 events

PDF Download a flyer to hang up or forward to friends!

 

HAUNTED OHIO A series of books by Chris WoodyardHAUNTED OHIO
Chris Woodyard's HAUNTED OHIO series captures many unexplained tales from locations around Ohio. Read about the Wood County Historical Museum in Ghost Hunters Guide to Haunted Ohio.

[see what other chills and thrills we carry in our Gift Shop]


MORE HALLOWEEN EVENTS
around Northwest Ohio

Pauper's Cemetery at the Wood County Infirmary


 

Halloween Folkore Tours

TOUR GUIDES NEEDED

Tour guides needed to conduct Folklore Tours in October, including Story Stops. Training sessions offered on:

  • OCT 5 from 1-4 PM
  • OCT 6 from 6-9 PM
  • OCT 14 from 6-9 PM (dress rehearsal)

Contact Tim Gaddie, volunteer@woodcountyhistory.org or 419-352-0967 x104 if interested.

 


SCARECROW WORKSHOP & CONTEST
Contest registration by Monday, October 6, 2014
Workshop is Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Halloween Scarecrow Contest

REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP
Join in on the fun of the fall tradition of building scarecrows.

  • Workshop is Tuesday, October 7, 2014, from 6-7:30 pm on the grounds of the Wood County Historical Center, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green (Rain location: Adam Phillips Shelter at the Historical Center).
  • The Wood County Park District provides straw, string, support pole, and refreshments; you bring scarecrow clothes, decoration, and support for the scarecrow’s back and arms (to attach to the display pole, if needed).
  • When done, you can take the scarecrow home or enter it in the annual Scarecrow Contest to win cash prizes.
  • You can also make a scarecrow at home and still enter it in the Scarecrow Contest - just bring your scarecrow to the Museum on October 7 from 5-8 pm.
  • Contest scarecrows will be left on display for the October 18 Folklore and Funfest at the Historical Center.

REGISTER FOR THE SCARECROW CONTEST

  • Register by Monday, October 6, 2014
  • FREE to participate.
  • Win Prizes.
  • You do not need to participate in the Scarecrow Workshop to participate in the Contest - just register by October 6, then bring your scarecrow to the Museum on October 7 from 5-8 pm.
  • Contest scarecrows will be left on display for the October 18 Folklore and Funfest at the Historical Center.

Sponsored by the Wood County Park District, Robert K. Miller Insurance, Kathrens Insurance, InTech IT Solutions, and the Bob Rex Group.

 


TEA : CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

Wood County Historical Center & Museum
13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7:00 PM
$12 per adult | $10 Historical Society members | $3 children age 10 & under
Reservations required, seating is limited.

Pam Menchaca, a Wood County park naturalist, will open our eyes to owls, bats, and other creatures that shy away from the light of day. Make a reservation by calling 419-352-0967. Advanced payment needed to secure reservation within 10 days of calling and can be mailed to Wood County Historical Museum, attn. October Tea, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402. Cash and checks accepted (sorry, no credit cards).
More about our monthly tea series

 


PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST
Jack-o-lantern

Adam Phillips Shelter at the Wood County Historical Center
13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:30-8:00 PM.

FREE

Drink cider, eat snacks and practice your pumpkin carving skills -- and help us prepare for Folklore & Funfest. At the end of the night we will select a winning pumpkin. Registration is limited, so hurry.

REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP: Registration Information in the Fall edition of the Wood Co. Park District's Oak Leaf newsletter or online from their website.

 


FRIDAY NIGHT FOLKLORE TOURS

Halloween Folkore ToursWood County Historical Center & Museum
13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green
Friday, October 17 & 24, 2014
Tours start at 7 PM, 8 PM, and 9 PM

$10 per person. $8 for Historical Society members or with a college student ID.

90-minute guided folklore tour includes the Infirmary (now the Wood County Museum) and outdoor Story Stops at the Log Cabin, the Pestilence House, the Lunatic Asylum and the Pauper’s Cemetery. Tours start at 7 PM, 8 PM, and 9 PM and reservations are required.

Reservations are necessary by calling 419-352-0967. Advanced payment preferred and can be mailed to Wood County Historical Museum, attn. Folklore Tours, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402. Cash and checks accepted (sorry, no credit cards). With your payment, please include tour date, time, and number in your party.
Sign up to be a Tour Guide

 


24th annual HALLOWEEN FOLKLORE & FUNFEST

Wood County Historical Center & Museum
13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green
Saturday, October 18, 2014. 4:00 - 9:00 PM
with Guided Folklore Tours of the Museum from 5:00 - 9:45 PM
EVENT CONTACT: Debbie Nofzinger, Wood County Park District, 419-661-1697
or Kelli Kling, Wood County Historical Museum, 419-352-0967
FREE PARKING * FREE ADMISSION

Halloween Horse-drawn Wagon ToursPDF Download a flyer to hang up or forward to friends!Halloween Cider Pressing

Frightfully FREE Family Fun at the Old County Infirmary at the Halloween Folklore & Funfest!

  • Horse-drawn wagon rides
  • kids' games and activities in Boo-ville
  • Tour the Museum and color your own mask
  • Press apple cider

Costumes are welcome, but not necessary, and there will plenty of treats (and maybe a few tricks too) for all visitors.

Parking and admission is free. The Historical Center is located at 13660 County Home Road – just 1/2 mile east of I-75, exit 179, east on Rt. 6, right on County Home Road.

Halloween Folklore & Funest

There is a lot to do and see at the Funfest:
all events subject to change

  • Boo-ville (for the little ghost in everyone): Witch's Cauldron, Spider Toss, Witch Golf, Eyeball Toss, Sack Races, Bowling, Pumpkin Patch Hunt, Pumpkin Roll, Tattoos.
  • Horse-drawn Wagon Rides: Take a leisurely trip around the grounds as the Museum guide shares a few folklore tales.
  • Cider Press: Make some freshly pressed apple cider. Try pairing it with a homemade donut made from the Infirmary Recipe Cook Book.
  • Disco Dungeon: Dance the Monster Mash and enjoy some freshly popped pop corn. Learn a little about Halloween's mascot, the bat, from a Park District naturalist.
  • Monster Theatre (inside Museum): How will Scooby-Doo and those meddling kids get out of this spooky scenerio? Enjoy pop corn while you watch.
  • Warming Fire and Boo Bingo (west lawn)
  • Folklore Tours (inside Museum): Take a guided folklore tour of the old County Infirmary.
  • Coffin Cafe: Tame the tummy growl with hamburgs, hot dogs, and drinks. Also try a homemade donut from the Infirmary Cook Book.

Who Do I Contact Regarding Special Events?

Kelli

Kelli Kling
Marketing, PR, & Special Events
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
13660 County Home Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402
419-352-0967
museum@woodcountyhistory.org