The Wood County Historical Society welcomes retired journalist Hal Brown as the guest speaker for the November 9 tea and talk, 2:00-4:00 PM, at the Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13660 County Home Road, in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Brown is a life-long resident of Wood County with 42 years as a reporter and editor for the Sentinel-Tribune. It is fitting that he will share the story of Margaret Lehmann, head of the Visiting Nurses recruited by the American Red Cross to help lead a contingent of nurses to Europe at the start of what would become World War I. Lehmann’s letters about her experiences were published in the Sentinel-Tribune. The talk will also focus on how the Sentinel-Tribune covered the war at a time when newspapers were the only news source.
Reservations and payment are needed by Friday, November 3rd by calling 419-352-0967 or visiting woodcountyhistory.org. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for Wood County Historical Society members, and $5 for children age 10 and under. Admission includes tea, light refreshments catered by Rox Ann Brewer (Rossford Ohio), and the program. The museum is open for self-guided tours before or after the program, and is handicap accessible.
This program is part of a monthly tea series hosted by the Wood County Historical Society. A complete list of teas and other programs can be found at woodcountyhistory.org. The theme of WWI corresponds with the museum’s current exhibit Over There! Send Word, the Wood County Boys are Coming! WWI 1914-1918, which is open through December 2018, marking the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.