The Historic Preservation Commission, the Wood County Museum, and the Wood County District Public Library are excited to celebrate May as National Historic Preservation Month. The month celebrates the nation's heritage through historic places. Preservation is about protecting the sites and structures that represent meaningful history to our community and future generations. The City's Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is excited to take this month to bring awareness to local buildings and the histories that have shaped them!
How are we celebrating Preservation Month?
The HPC is proud to have worked with several historic home/building owners to create the City's first Historic Self-Guided Walking Tour.
Historic Preservation Commission's Self-Guided Walking Tour
Access this map to view each building’s history and photo. Start your self-guided tour from any point on the map, but beginning and ending in Downtown Bowling Green is recommended. Each participating property will also display a "History Lives Here" yard sign indicating their participation in the month-long tour, and a QR code to the map which explains the fascinating history of each building.
As a reminder, the HPC celebrates local historic buildings each month, not just for National Preservation Month. Nominate a historic building.
The HPC was established in 2019 to help preserve, promote, and educate the community about local history and historic buildings in Bowling Green. Learn more about the Historic Preservation Commission.
Wood County District Public Library:
Do you love historic architecture? Combine this passion with your detective skills during WCDPL's Architecture Detectives event! Starting May 1st, pick up a sheet of image clues from either the Children's Place Desk or the Information Services Desk at the Wood County District Public Library and identify where all the images can be found around town. Then, turn in the sheet by May 31st for a chance to win a Wood County Bicentennial quilt.
This event is for all ages and is open for both individuals and families. For more information, call (419) 352-5050 or email.
The Wood County Museum:
Located at 13660 County Home Road, is holding several events:
- May 5-6: Demonstration Day - Early Ohio on the Portage (co-sponsored with Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor)
- May 31st: Historic Barns of Ohio and Round Barns of America Author Meet & Greet with Robert Kroeger.
For more information, call (419) 352-0967 or check out the Wood County Museum website.