WBGU-TV’s ‘Journal’ features Wood County Historical Museum

The Wood County Historical Museum will be featured on the latest episode of WBGU-TV’s program, “The
The air dates will be Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at noon, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The episode
is also available online at wbgu.org and will go out to the Ohio Channel to PBS stations in Akron,
Athens, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Kent, Toledo and Youngstown.
Museum Director Kelli Kling, curator Holly Hartlerode and exhibit photographer Jeffrey Hall speak about
the museum’s newest exhibit, For Comfort & Convenience: Public Charity in Ohio by Way of the
Poor Farm.
The exhibit depicts Ohio’s earliest form of public charity, the poor farm, representing all of Ohio’s 88
counties. Historical documentation from many counties are featured, along with 120 modern-day
photographs of each county taken by Jeffrey Hall over the last two years. This exhibit was made possible
by the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio Humanities Council.
The Journal covers a wide range of important topics such as legislative, education, health and economic
issues affecting our region. Steve Kendall, the voice of WBGU-TV, serves as the Journal’s host.
The museum is open for self-guided tours Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and weekends from 1-4 p.m. (closed
on government holidays). Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children, with discounts for seniors,
students, and military. Historical society members receive free admission as well as a gift shop
discount. The museum offers free admission to all visitors on the first Friday of each month, courtesy
of the Bowling Green Convention and Visitors Bureau. The museum is handicap accessible and group tours
are welcome.
In conjunction with the Poor Farm theme, a monument in the Wood County paupers’ cemetery will be
dedicated on April 6 from 2-4 p.m. The cemetery is located on the Wood County Historical Center’s
All events are detailed at woodcountyhistory.org. The museum is located at 13660 County Home Road.