History

Updated: July 19, 2021

Drone Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser Announced

The Wood County Museum has partnered with Toledo Aerial Media (TAM) for a fun and unique fundraising event. The Drone Golf Ball Drop occurs on Sunday, August 22 at 3:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Wood County Museum, following a Living History Day event.

Here’s how it works: Purchase a golf ball for $15.00 each or three balls for $30.00. Golf balls can be purchased online at woodcountyhistory.org, at the museum or at the Living History Day event. A TAM drone will drop numbered foam golf balls onto the yard. The three golf balls closest to the pin/in the hole will win prizes, as well as the furthest ball away from the hole.

Prizes include:
First in hole/closest: $500.
Second closest: $250.
Third closest: $100.
Furthest from hole: $50.00.

You do not have to be present to win. The Drone Golf Ball Drop is limited to 500 golf balls. Golf balls will be sold up until 2:30 p.m. on August 22 or until sold out.

In the case of inclement weather, the ball drop will be rescheduled.

Proceeds go to the Wood County Historical Society to help support educational programs, future exhibits and collections management.

Questions can be directed to the museum at any time by calling (419) 352-0967, or e-mail marketing@woodcountyhistory.org.

Waterville Images Featured In Book On Area

The Waterville Historical Society has received another shipment of the book Images of America Waterville, written by Phyllis Witzler and John and Verna Rose, which has early pictures of Waterville. The book may be acquired with a $20.00 donation at the Waterville Hardware, 28 N. Third St., or at the Wakeman Archives at 401 Farnsworth Rd.

The Wakeman Archives is now open to the public every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the last Saturday of the month in June, July and August.

Walking Tour Provides Fresh View Of Fort Meigs

Northwest Ohio is dotted with fascinating and historic spaces; some immense and famous, some hidden in plain sight.

Towering on the banks of the Maumee River in Perrysburg, Fort Meigs is one of the most extensive wooden-walled fortifications in North America – it exemplifies the big and celebrated with its unique size, design and history. Now, visitors can take a self-guided GPS audio tour and discover Fort Meigs in a new and exciting way: through the eyes of the soldiers who fought there over 200 years ago. As they are guided on a walk that explores the entire fort, tour users will be fascinated by listening to breathtaking stories told by voice actors reading from historical journals. They’ll learn how the fort was built, how it was defended and how the men lived and died there during the War of 1812.

The smartphone tour is guided by Tedd Long, a local history author, storyteller and curator of www.HolyToledoHistory.com.

The 90-minute walking tour covers 17 stops inside the 10-acre fort. The smartphone tour is available for $11.99 at the Fort Meigs museum store, or it can be purchased online at www.holytoledohistory.com/tours. The tour’s immersive audio narration plays automatically at precisely the right time and place using the user’s smartphone GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

I Hear Tell Too Available For Purchase

The Whitehouse Historical Society recently published a second volume of village stories, titled I Hear Tell Too.

Books are available at the Whitehouse village office and at Whitehouse Motors on Providence Street in Whitehouse.

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