The Wood County Historical Museum will be featured on the latest episode of WBGU-TV’s program, The Journal. The air dates will be: Thursday, March 7 at 8:00 PM, Friday March 8 at 12:00 PM, Sunday, March 10 at 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM. The episode is also available online at wbgu.org and will go out to The Ohio Channel to PBS stations in Akron, Athens, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Kent, Toledo and Youngstown.
Museum Director Kelli Kling, Curator Holly Hartlerode, and exhibit photographer Jeffrey Hall speak about the Museum’s newest exhibit, For Comfort & Convenience: Public Charity in Ohio by Way of the Poor Farm. The exhibit depicts Ohio’s earliest form of public charity, the poor farm, representing all of Ohio’s 88 counties. Historical documentation from many counties are featured, along with 120 modern-day photographs of each county taken by Jeffrey Hall over the last two years. This exhibit was made possible by the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Humanities Council.
The Journal covers a wide range of important topics such as legislative, education, health and economic issues affecting our region. Steve Kendall, the voice of WBGU-TV, serves as The Journal’s dedicated host.
The museum will be open for self-guided tours Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM and weekends from 1 PM – 4 PM (closed on government holidays). Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children, with discounts for seniors, students, and military. Historical Society members receive free admission as well as a gift shop discount. The museum offers free admission to all visitors on the first Friday of each month, courtesy of the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau. The museum is handicap accessible and group tours are welcome.
In conjunction with the Poor Farm theme, a monument in the Wood County paupers’ cemetery will be dedicated on Saturday, April 6 from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM. The cemetery is located on the Wood County Historical Center’s grounds.