Monument to be dedicated at Wood County Paupers’ Cemetery

Wood County Historical Center

(Submitted by Wood County Historical Center & Museum)

Join the Wood County Historical Center & Museum on April 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a tribute to those buried in the Wood County Paupers’ Cemetery with a special monument dedication. With the help of the Wood County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, the identity of approximately 250 individuals buried on the grounds of the Historical Center will now be publicly recognized and identified.

The Museum is located at 13660 County Home Road in Bowling Green. Dress for the weather. In case of rain, the event will move inside the museum. Feel free to bring your own lawn chair.

The cemetery monument project was made possible by the generous members of our community: William Adams, Bob & Millie Broka, James & Jackie Instone, Jim Palmer Excavating, Wilma Rolf, Wood County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, and the 2018 Wood County Historical Society Board of Directors. Contributions are still being accepted & can be made at woodcountyhistory.org or by calling the Museum at 419-352-0967.

Also on April 6, will be a free Demonstration Day featuring the Northwest Ohio Blacksmiths Association as they keep the art of blacksmithing stoked in heart of Wood County with an Open Forge Demonstration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Watch seasoned blacksmiths or try your hand at this lost art. The museum is open with free admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is handicap accessible and group tours are welcome.

All events detailed at woodcountyhistory.org or by following the Wood County Historical Museum on social media.

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