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Living History Portrayers Needed!

The Wood County Historical Museum is looking for a few dynamic speakers for 5-7 minute portrayals of select Wood Countians:

  • Lizzie Fuller – Grand Rapids Women’s Christian Movement
  • Ernest & Viola Walter – owners of the Virginia Motion Picture Theatre in North Baltimore
  • Paul Fuller – Sentinel advertising manager and known for his role in the “BG Marriage Mill”
  • Nettie Willard Lincoln – landscape artist, Shakespeare Roundtable

LET US KNOW IF YOU’RE INTERESTED!  Call 419-352-0967

15th annual
WOOD COUNTY LIVING HISTORY DAY

Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 2 PM

Oak Grove Cemetery on the campus of Bowling Green State University

Rain location: First United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster St. BG

History comes alive as local residents portray Wood Countians who exemplify leisure time in Wood County during the 1920s-1930s. 2018 honorees were chosen because of the Wood County Historical Museum’s exhibit “The Return to Normalcy: A Life of Leisure in Wood County.”

This event is free and open to the public.

Parking is available in the cemetery, as well as on the adjacent BGSU campus. We recommend entering the cemetery from Poe Road, turn south on Willard, right on Merry, then left to enter the cemetery [ BGSU Map ]

The Wood County Sheriff’s Department will provide free rides up to the mound where the program will be held. Chairs are available, although those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. In case of heavy rain, the program will be moved to the First United Methodist Church, 1506 E. Wooster St. Bowling Green.

At this event in 2017, North Baltimore’s Hunter Wymer portrayed his great-great uncle Vernon Wymer. 

VERNON WYMER (1900-1918) – Private Wymer of North Baltimore was the first Wood County serviceman to die in combat in WWI. Portrayed by Wymer’s great-great nephew Hunter Wymer.

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