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The Wood County Historical Center & Museum is the site of the former County Infirmary, which operated from 1869-1971. The building was repurposed into a Museum, which re-opened in 1975. The Historical Center has public events throughout the year and...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
13660 County Home Rd, Bowling Green, OH 43402-9281
This place is shocking how big it is with such a great collection of things and photographs. It is a wonderfully preserved home for the aged and insane.They also have a working oil well and some farm equipment. You will not be disappointed in a...More
I attended several of the WWI tea series this past year. Fantastic! The teas were catered with generous portions of savory and sweet treats. I attended the teas with historical presentations about aviation, bombing of cathedrals and the saving of stained glass, plus the Armistice....More
Kelli K, Public Relations Manager at Wood County Historical Center & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2017
Thank you for the positive comments. We strive to bring unique programs and good experiences to every tea & talk, and hope to see you again for the 2018 series!
This is a former county sanitarium which has been renovated and set up as a museum. Currently they have a wonderful WWI exhibit through Jan. 2018. They also have manicured grounds and a garden. There is a short walking trail in the back along the...More
While in the area I read in the Toledo Blade a write up about a special exhibit at this historical society. The special exhibit focused on the county's involvement in the War to end all wars (WWI). The exhibit include portraits of the key leaders...More
This gem is history at the tip of your fingers. First the staff is amazing. They know the history of the home and area which is crucial. It's self guided but the displays are well labeled and informative. Don't forget to appreciate the architect of...More
The Wood County Historical Museum is located at the sight of the old county home where people who were poor, sick or had mental illness would live and work the farm. The grounds have many interesting buildings including a log cabin, a pestilence house, an...More
The Children's home is not part of the Wood County Museum. It is and was a separate facility that still exists on West Wooster Street in Bowling Green. It is now privately owned and is filled with offices the are rented. The... More
The Children's home is not part of the Wood County Museum. It is and was a separate facility that still exists on West Wooster Street in Bowling Green. It is now privately owned and is filled with offices the are rented. The county quit using it as a children's home around fifty years ago.