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The Wood County Historical Center & Museum, formerly the Wood County Infirmary, thrives to collect our citizen's history and share it with future generations.

 

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The Wood County Infirmary opened in 1869 as the County Poor Farm, lending solace and support to the county's poor, sick, elderly, mentally ill, orphaned, and homeless. The impressive 36,000 square-foot building is now a museum with a variety of exhibits and programs that highlight unique aspects of our county's history.

 

Sitting on fifty acres situated along the Portage River, the public can tour the Infirmary, Lunatic Asylum, Ice House, Corn Barn, Hog Barn, and Log Cabin - all housing artifacts that tell stories about Wood County. The grounds, ponds, and herb garden are a lovely setting for photographers, weddings, and tranquil lunches. The grounds are maintained by the Wood County Park District and are open dawn to dusk. The site is also managed in part by the Wood County Commissioners and the Wood County Historical Society. Come visit us!

 

13660 County Home Road / Bowling Green OH / 419.352.0967 / www.woodcountyhistory.org

 
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