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Friday, 05 April 2013 09:52
The Wood County Historical Center and Museum, 13660 County Home Road, welcomes spring at the annual Spring Opening Saturday.
Outside, the Boomtown comes alive as the Northwest Ohio Blacksmiths hold an open forge event to demonstrate blacksmithing techniques from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors can enjoy the scenery of the historic property including the log cabin, oil derrick, other out-buildings, a nature trail, and the herb garden.
The museum and adjacent buildings will be open for self-guided tours from 1 to 4 p.m. with historic lawn games and more than 20 exhibits that highlight the history of Wood County and the Infirmary, many taking on a fresh face for the new season.
"It is with great excitement we present new interpretation in many of the exhibit rooms within the museum, including several new exhibits," said museum curator Holly Hartlerode-Uppal.
The newest, or perhaps the oldest, exhibit on display is the 1913 Bowling Green time capsule, which was uncovered in August 2012, as workers were razing the former Central Administration Building on South Grove Street. Newspapers, photographs, and trinkets from 1913 were preserved inside a tin box, and will now be on display at the Wood County Historical Museum, with a replicated traveling exhibit available to area schools starting in the fall.
The Spring Opening marks the beginning of the museum's 2013 tour season.
The museum will be open Tuesdays through Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and weekends from 1 to 4 p.m. through the end of October, and will re-open in December for the Annual Old Home Holiday Tour.

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