If you like to uncover hidden history, experience an archeology dig or workshop this summer at the Wood County Historical Center, 13660 County Home Rd, Bowling Green. Participants must be age 10 and up. Ages 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Workshops include outdoor digging days and indoor lab nights for all interests and levels of activity. Each workshop is limited to ten participants, and you must pre-register by calling 419-352-0967.
LAB NIGHT workshops will be held June 10, June 26, August 7, & August 12 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm inside the Museum. Participants will explore the history behind found items at the Museum, the former County Infirmary, and learn how to tag and document archeology findings. Cost for this workshop is $8. Pre-register at 419-352-0967.
FIELD WORK workshops provide a more hands-on experience and will be held June 7, July 12, & August 9 from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Participants should bring a lunch and bottled water, and dress to be outside for the duration of the afternoon. Workshop includes a tour of the Historical Center and interpretation of found objects. Cost for
this workshop is $15. Pre-register at 419-352-0967.
will take place at the Historical Center June 28 and July 26 from 1-4 PM to allow visitors of all ages a chance to interpret found objects. FREE.
Archeology digs are being organized by FELICIA KONRAD,
a recent graduate of Heidelberg University with three years experience as an archeologist working primarily at Johnson’s Island, the Civil War Confederate prison camp in Sandusky Bay, Ohio.
The grounds of the Wood County Historical Center are open daily dawn to dusk as a public park. The Museum is open Tuesday - Friday 9:30-4:30 and weekends from 1-4 PM, with extended hours during special events. The Museum is closed on Mondays and holidays. The Historical Center is managed jointly by the Wood County Commissioners James F. Carter, Joel Kuhlman, and Doris Herringshaw, Ed.D; the Wood County Historical Society; and the Wood County Park District.
For more information about the Museum, visit www.woodcountyhistory.org or call Kelli Kling at 419-352-0967. The Center is located 1/4-mile from I-75, exit 179, east on Rt. 6, then right on County Home Road.