Wood County Living History Day

Category: Community Interest

Event Date:

Sunday, August 23, 2020


2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Wood County History Museum
13660 County Home Rd
Bowling Green, OH

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History comes alive as we honor Wood County's firsts, part of our county's bicentennial celebration.


Charles Sumner VanTassel

Author of “The First 100 Hundred Years of Bowling Green”


Charles Evers

Author of “Pioneer Scrapbook of Wood County”


George Murray Brown

Wood County Sheriff (1882-1887). Oversaw the hanging of Carl Bach (Wood County Courthouse) and Arthur J. Glover (Ohio Penitentiary).


Peter Kramp

The "Oil Prince of Wood County"


Dr. John Whitehead

Prominent doctor in early Wood County; remembered by the Cunning & Whitehead Building in Downtown Bowling Green.


Harriet Covert Battles

President of the first Wood County Women’s Suffrage Club.


Dottie Zimmerman

A teacher for 50-years starting with the Portage Village one-room school, Weston Township DeWeese, and Weston School.


Elizabeth LaFarrie

A pioneer wife who overcame death and disease to clear the swamp in 1832.

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