Wood County Historical Museum Participates in Annual Blue Star Museums Program
The Wood County Historical Center & Museum welcomes military personnel and their families this weekend with free admission as part of the Blue Star Museums program in a collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America. This promotion will last through Labor Day weekend so military personnel can visit the Wood County Historical Museum for self-guided tours Tuesdays - Fridays, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, and weekends from 1-4 PM (museum closed on Mondays and legal holidays).
Of notable interest is a military exhibit featuring uniforms, war memorabilia, and photographs, with propaganda posters courtesy
of the Browne Popular Culture Library at BGSU. The Museum has over 20 exhibits ranging in topics from life at the County Poor House (the original use of the Center), the beginnings of Wood County settlement, and a national travelling photography exhibit called Asylums: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals
by Christopher Payne.
The Wood County Historical Museum is located at 13660 County Home Road in Bowling Green, Ohio - just east of the I-75/Rt 6 interchange. For more information, please call 419-352-0967 or visit www.woodcountyhistory.org.
Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums. A list of other Independence Day activities is available athttp://www.military.com/independence-day/4th-of-july-discounts.html