Enjoy free family fun and historic demonstration at the Wood County Historical Center & Museum on Saturday, June 24 – Sunday, June 25 for Demonstration Days Weekend. The Historical Center is located at 13660 County Home Road in Bowling Green and both the event and museum offer free admission all weekend.
The Wood County Amateur Radio Club (WCARC) will hold their annual Field Day in the Boom Town area of the Historical Center grounds at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 24, and if weather permits, through the night until Sunday at 2:00 PM. The Wood County Board of County Commissioners will recognize the work of the Wood County Amateur Radio Club with a Proclamation on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 3:00 PM.
Every June, more than 40,000 Amateur (Ham) Radio operators throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate radio science, as well as their importance to our communities. Field Day is a nationwide exercise sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) as a means to practice emergency communication procedures using temporary antennas and emergency power. In the event of a disaster, hams are ready and able to set up communication facilities on short notice almost anywhere.
Other demonstrations will include a pioneer picnic and 1860s-era outdoor games on Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 PM. The public is welcome to pack a lunch to enjoy on the grounds alongside costumed interpreters. The Museum will also be open from 1-4 PM Saturday and Sunday with free admission as part of the Demonstration Days festivities.
Details about other upcoming Demonstration Days and Museum Events is available online at woodcountyhistory.org and gobgohio.com, or by calling 419-352-0967.