Wood County Museum

Wood County Museum, Bowling Green: Hours, Address, Wood County Museum Reviews: 5/5

Wood County Museum
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
The Wood County 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 Museum has public events throughout the year and the Museum is open daily with the feature exhibit "For Comfort & Convenience". This exhibit features documentary photography coupled with interpretive information about all 88 county poor farms in Ohio, up until the 1930s when public charity transitioned into the modern ideas of social work. This exhibit was made possible by the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Humanities. Photography by Jeffrey Hall. #WoodCountyMuseum
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Jeff
Pemberville, OH7 contributions
Well worth a visit
Jul 2021 • Couples
This is a great way to spend a weekend afternoon. Friendly people, we went on a self guided tour. Several different buildings to explore
Written July 12, 2021
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TheaterLovers
Bay City, MI161 contributions
Unique small museum
Apr 2021
This is a unique museum. The Wood Country museum was originally part of a nationwide network of homes for the needy. This was the Wood County Poor House. The poor could live here and work on a local farm to help subsidize the place. Also, there were opportunities for people to care for each other rather than just rely on professional staff. There are multiple outbuildings that are worth exploring.
The curator gave us a nice overview. In many rooms, there are videos that explain the times in which the poorhouses operated. It was highly educational.
Written April 27, 2021
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hshrayd
Toledo, OH4 contributions
Eerie place, loved it!
Apr 2021 • Family
It’s a very interesting place with an unusual history. It’s well-managed and filled with unique items organized into the stories of the lives of the people who passed through the “poor farm.”

I found it fascinating 😆
Written April 8, 2021
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Bonnie R
10 contributions
History Stories and so much more to See
Mar 2021
With my 10 year old granddaughter and I taking two hours to see this wonderful museum, the out buildings, and thousands of photos covering over 100 years of history, this is a great place to stop and explore. Staff were very helpful in explaining the different rooms full of history. Just a small suggestion - create wax figures of some of the people that either lived there or worked there would be a good addition especially for children to see and/or relate to.
Written April 5, 2021
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Porthos7
West Chester, OH6,063 contributions
Always a WOW!
Aug 2020 • Solo
This museum consistently keeps great/different exhibits going on year round! Well worth a stop...give yourself 1.5 hours.
Written August 10, 2020
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Thanks for the kind review! We are glad you enjoyed your time at the Wood County Museum.
Written March 26, 2021
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Zak K
2 contributions
Amazing spot to visit for local history/photo ops!
May 2020 • Friends
Wood County Museum is an awesome stop in Bowling Green/Wood County! Lots of local historical artifacts, stories and even a new exhibit by a local photographer which YOU can add a photo to! Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable on the area’s history! Have fun walking around their different buildings and beautiful grounds!
Written May 14, 2020
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Linda B
1 contribution
Wonderful Experience
May 2019 • Solo
I visited to see the exhibit on the county homes from all 88 counties in Ohio and their history. Since this museum used to be a county home, it was the perfect venue for this. I have visited before so I wasn’t surprised at how well done the exhibition was.
The staff was very friendly and informative.
Written May 25, 2019
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tamscojohn
Sylvania, OH9 contributions
Blast from the past
Apr 2019 • Couples
Well done exhibit focusing on how Ohio treated the less fortunate. The staff was very helpful and got us started on our self-guided tour.
Written April 2, 2019
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Karen S
Brutus153 contributions
Little hidden gem
Mar 2019 • Friends
Discovered this location while geocaching. It was after hours but I was still able to look around. Many interesting buildings. Appears rich with history. May have to visit again when museum is open.
Written March 17, 2019
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indigogirl17
Bowling Green, OH20 contributions
Great historical museum and grounds
Aug 2018 • Couples
This was originally the Wood County, Ohio poorhouse and home for the criminally insane. There is a thoughtfully curated exhibit illustrating the early history of Wood County and this building. The grounds include a beautiful herb garden, trees, and the cemetery where those who died at the poorhouse were buried. You can wander through alone or have a guide. There are special events, especially at hallowe'en and Christmas, which ithe public can attend.
Written February 12, 2019
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Thank you for visiting! We hope you will return to see the beauty of the summer months, and join us for a dedication of all those buried in the Paupers' Cemetery on April 6.
Written February 13, 2019
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Wood County Museum is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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