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Meeting Room Rental

Fees

Rental Policy

Museum Hours

The Grounds

The Herb Garden

Guided Group Tours

Special Groups

Presentations

Traveling Trunks


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RECEPTION SITES:

Wood County Park District
Otsego Stone Hall or W.W. Knight

Cla-Zel Theatre in Historic Downtown BG

BG Parks & Rec Wintergarden Park or Simpson Garden Park

Riverview Banquet Centre

Several BG Hotels have banquet and party rooms available

Stone Ridge Golf Club

Fairway Grill Banquet Center at the Bowling Green Country Club

Wood County Fairgrounds

OVER-NIGHT LODGING:

BG Convention & Visitors Bureau

Rossford Convention & Visitors Bureau

Perrysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau

Village of Grand Rapids

LOCAL CATERERS:

Good To Go

George's Catering

Sam-B's

Harlan's BBQ & Catering

 

 

 
Herb Garden

Museum Rentals

Tea in Meeting Room

Red Hat Groups

Book Signing

INDOORS MEETING ROOM RENTAL INCLUDES:

Room:
• Room Size: Approximately 17-1/2' wide by 36' long
• Seats 60 at round tables; 100 lecture style (tables and chairs available for inside use at no extra cost)
• Carpet
• Electricity
• Windows
• External door
• Piano

Tables:
• (12) card tables (seats 4) -OR-
• (12) rounds (seats 6). Rounds are 4' in diameter.
• (6) 6’ table (seats 8)

Chairs:
• (80) metal folding chairs (inside no cost, outside additional charge $50, set-up not included)

Other amenities:
• Use of outer meeting room for refreshment tables, sign-in, etc.
• Use of museum kitchen including refrigerator, freezer, oven, sink, counters for prep
• Museum self-guided tours
• Wi-fi (must provide own laptop)
• Podium (floor or table top)
• American Flag
• Use of indoor bathrooms
• Wheelchairs (2)

Available for additional cost:
• Projector (must provide own laptop) ($10)
• Projection Screen ($5)
• Sound system including CD player, amplifier, and microphone ($15)
• Television and VCR ($15)
• Outdoor chairs ($50)

You are responsible for:
• Extension cords, power cords
• Dollies, carts, & help with loading and unloading
• Plates, Cups, Napkins, Silverware, Glassware
• Coffee, Coffee Pot, Warmers
• Food and Beverage
• Tablecloths, linens

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Wood County Safety Fair

Herb Garden

Boowtown area of the Historical Center

RENTAL FEES:

Indoors Meeting Room Rental
• $35 for the first hour.
• $15 for each additional hour (incl. set-up/tear-down)
• $50 deposit returnable after successful clean-up.
*Meeting Room rental times dependant on staff availability. Please call for details on dates and times.

Grounds Rental
• $35 for the first hour.
• $15 for each additional hour.
• $100 deposit returnable after successful clean-up.
*Grounds rentals may not be staffed outside of normal business hours. Please call for details on dates and times.
* For use of both the Grounds and the Meeting Room, the Grounds Rental will apply to both.

Wood County Agencies
For Wood County agencies, affiliated groups, and museum staff, a room rental fee waiver will apply during regular working hours. Rental fees will be in affect outside of working hours.

Historical Society Members
For Historical Society Members of Sustaining level or higher, a room rental fee waiver will apply during regular working hours. For outside working hours, rates apply at staff and Board discretion.

Packages
Packages are available such as multi-day rentals or rentals plus a guided tour. Ask a Museum representative for details.

Deposit
Your deposit will be mailed to you within 14 days after successful clean-up of facility which includes:
• Arrive and leave on time.
• Vacuum all areas used (if applicable).
• Collect all trash and put in dumpster behind Museum.
• Wipe off tables.
• Leave room or grounds in same condition as when you arrived.
• Clean up any kitchen mess (if applicable).
• Remove any tables, chairs, or accessories that you brought with you.

Full payment for room rental is due upon arrival.

Add a guided tour to a meeting room rental for just $1.00 per person (advanced request necessary).

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Quilt Lecture and Book Signing

School Tour

Monthly Tea Series

RENTAL POLICY:

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Making Reservations
• Initial reservation may be made in person or over the phone, but a deposit must be submitted with rental agreement within 10 days of making a reservation.
• Full payment for room or grounds rental is due upon arrival (see FEES)
• Make checks payable to “Wood County Historical Society.” Credit cards are not accepted.

Deposit
Your deposit will be mailed to you within 14 days after successful clean-up of facility which includes:
• Arrive and leave on time.
• Vacuum all areas used (if applicable).
• Collect all trash and put in dumpster behind Museum.
• Wipe off tables.
• Leave room or grounds in same condition as when you arrived.
• Clean up any kitchen mess (if applicable).
• Remove any tables, chairs, or accessories that you brought with you.

Cancellation Policy
Any cancellation made within 48 hours of scheduled arrival will forfeit the deposit.

Prohibited:
• Firearms.*
• Open flame* (candles, fire pit). Grills are acceptable for outdoor use.
• Tape, nails, tacks or anything attached to the walls or ceilings. Picture rails and hooks are available.
• Live plants.
• Animals inside Museum. Service animals permitted.
• Smoking inside Museum. A cigarette receptacle is located at the front and rear entrances of the Museum.
• Food and drink must be confined to the Meeting Rooms, Kitchen, or outdoors. Food and drink is prohibited in the Museum exhibits.
• Alcohol is not permitted. The Staff reserves the right to contact the Wood County Sheriff's Office or Wood County Park District Rangers for any infraction or disruption.
* Special arrangements can be made for reenactment and scout groups that camp on the grounds. See Museum personnel.

Friday Night Folklore Tour

School Tours

 

MUSEUM HOURS:

Dates and times may vary depending on the season. Please call for specifics, but our typical hours of operation are:

January - March
Closed to the general public. All rentals contingent upon staff availability.

April - October:
Tues. - Fri. 9 AM - 5 PM (self-guided tours 9:30-4:30)
Sat. - Sun. 1 - 4 PM.
Closed Mondays and Holidays

November:
All rentals contingent upon staff availability as we prepare for the Christmas holiday.

December:
Tues. - Fri. 9 AM - 5 PM (self-guided tours 9:30-4:30)
Sat. - Sun. 1 - 4 PM.
See Holiday Tour Schedule for extended hours. Closed Mondays and Holidays. The Museum will be closed during Christmas and New Years.

All indoor rentals contingent upon staff availability.

Roth Family Reunion

Herb Garden

Herb Garden Wedding

Herb Garden Wedding

THE GROUNDS:

The 50-acre grounds include a variety of areas for reunions, ceremonies, picnics, and special events. This lush and unique backdrop is often used by photographers for senior photos, family gatherings, or artistic projects. The site includes:
• Herb garden
• Two walking trails
• Lyle Fletcher Arboretum
• Boomtown District: Blacksmith Shop, Oil Derrick, Log Cabin
• Pauper’s Cemetery

Many original outbuildings still adorn the property including the Lunatic Asylum, Pole Barn, Hog Barn, Corn Barn, and Ice House. These buildings provide a unique and lovely backdrop, and can be open for viewing during business hours.

Advanced reservations are required for extended use of the grounds. Availability subject to the Wood County Park District and the Wood County Historical Society.

Rules & Regulation
While on our grounds, please respect the following rules:
• The grounds are maintained by the Wood County Park District and are open to the public from dawn (about 8:00 AM) to dusk (about 6:00 PM in winter, 9:00 PM in summer).
• Reservations are necessary to avoid conflicts with Museum and Park events.
• Picnic tables and benches are available.
• (1) Handicap-accessible portable restroom is located in the Visitor Parking Lot.
• Alcohol is not permitted on grounds.
• Please do not stand on the Brandeberry stone wall surrounding the property. This wall is an original structure built in the early 1900s and can crumble easily.
• Please do not pick any flowers, plants, or herbs from the grounds. Leaf collection, however, is permitted.
• Please dispose of any trash in one of the many trash cans throughout the site.

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Herb Garden

Wedding

Herb Garden

THE HERB GARDEN:

Our lovely herb garden, maintained by the Black Swamp Herb Society, is the perfect location for any special event. Gardens overlook two ice ponds. Wildlife includes birds, ducks, geese, squirrels, and rabbits. Deer may roam in the wooded areas, but are not often seen during day-time events.

Advanced reservations are required for extended use of the grounds. Availability subject to the Black Swamp Herb Society, the Wood County Park District and the Wood County Historical Society.

Rules & Regulation
• Same rules apply as “THE GROUNDS
• Picking or handling of any flowers, plants, or herbs inside the garden is prohibited.

Hold Harmless and Indemnification
In consideration of the Wood County Commissioners granting permission to have a ceremony, reception, or other function performed at the Wood County Historical Center, the organization/guest on behalf of themselves, and all their guests in attendance agree to indemnify and hold harmless Wood County, its Board of County Commissioners, board members and employees of the Wood County Historical Society, and all Wood County employees, agents, heirs and assigns from and against all claims, damages, losses and expenses including reasonable attorney's fees in the event that they or any of their guests, family, relatives and all other persons attending said ceremony, receptions, or other function would have cause to bring an action arising out of bodily injury, illness, death or property damage while on Wood County property.

THE MUSEUM HAS MUCH MORE TO OFFER!
 

Blacksmith Demonstration

School Tour

 

GUIDED GROUP TOURS:

Guided and Semi-guided Museum Tours are available for your school or organization. We give many tours ranging from elementary-school children to senior citizen groups. Tours can be customized to meet your learning objective or personal interest.

• Advance registration necessary.
• One tour guide provided for 20 people.
• Indoor and outdoor tours available. Special Lecture/Group Tour packages available.
• $5 per person. Payment due day of tour.
• Student discounts available for school groups.

Add a guided tour to a meeting room rental for just $1.00 per person.

To inquire about a group tour, please call 419-352-0967.

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SPECIAL GROUPS:

The beautiful 50-acre grounds is a functional backdrop for special groups such as reenactors, scouts, educational organizations, and naturalists. The log cabin and other outbuildings add a historical element.

Add a guided tour to a meeting room rental for just $1.00 per person.

 

SPEAKERS BUREAU PRESENTATIONS:

We Can Bring the Museum to You!
Want to spice up a conference or meeting? We can bring our popular lectures to your site for Kiwanis, Rotary, libraries, or any other guest lecture. Contact us for your next gathering for a list of topics.

Contact us to book a presentation!

 

TRAVELING TRUNKS:

Teachers:

Our Education Coordinator can also bring the Museum to your classroom in the form of a traveling trunk designed to fit within your curriculum:

  • WWI
  • WWII
  • Native Indians
  • Thomas Edison
  • Colonial Boy & Girl
  • History of Wood County

Call the Museum for more information at 419-352-0967.

More about our TRAVELING TRUNKS

Updated September 2014


Who Do I Contact?

 

Any of the staff can help you!
Wood County Historical Center & Museum
13660 County Home Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402
419-352-0967
museum@woodcountyhistory.org