Wood County Historical Center and Museum
The Wood County Historical Center and Museum offers a variety of programs and exhibits related to the county's early history. The museum grounds include an arboretum and a number of historic buildings, such as a cattle barn that was built in 1892, a log cabin that dates back to 1865, a blacksmith shop, and a hog barn built in 1913. The museum also offers a research library and resources for genealogists. Visitors can take self-guided tours of the grounds.
Backstory and Context
This expansive local history museum complex is located at the site of the Wood County Infirmary-a home for the mentally ill, disabled, and impoverished between 1869 and the 1940s. The facility was later used as a nursing home before it was acquired for use by the historical center and museum in the early 1970s.
"Exhibits." Wood County Historical Center and Museum. Accessed July 20, 2016. http://www.woodcountyhistory.org/exhibits.html.