Dedication of a Legacy Plaque at the Wood County Courthouse
The Wood County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and the Wood County Commissioners will honor Wood County’s Civil War veterans with a commemorative plaque at a ceremony on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 11:00 AM, at the Wood County Courthouse Atrium, 1 Courthouse Square, Bowling Green, Ohio. This dedication honors the 2,000 Wood County soldiers, civilians, and sailors who served in the American Civil war and led the Union Military to victory, along with the families and the townships that helped preserve Wood County during the time of hardship and struggle. Wood County citizens were very dedicated to Abraham Lincoln and his efforts to preserve the United Starts as one nation.
The Wood County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee was formed in 2010 to observe the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War with exhibits and public programs from 2011-2015. Developing a memorial to honor Wood County’s contribution to the war is a lasting memory for present generations and generations to come.
Wood County’s sesquicentennial committee includes Tom Boltz (North Baltimore Historical Society), Millie Broka (Wood County Genealogy Society), Joel Burg (Civil War re-enactor), Judy Justus and Joann Ward (Perrysburg Area Historic Museum), Dana Nemeth and Michael McMaster (Wood County Historical Society), and Bernie Scott (Grand Rapids Area Historical Society).
For more information contact the Wood County Historical Center at 419-352-0967 or visit www.woodcountyhistory.org