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Wood County Museum reopens July 6 for self-guided tours

The museum is set to reopen Monday with safety protocols in place due to the pandemic

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — While the Wood County Museum has kept up a virtual presence with online exhibits at their website, it's now time for the doors to reopen at their physical location.

On Monday, June 6 the museum will open to guests for self-guided tours. Three additional buildings on site will be open as well: the 'Lunatic Asylum', 'Pestilence House' and 'Ice House'. A rotating outdoor porch exhibit will also be on display throughout the summer.

The museum also has several events and exhibits planned throughout the year.

"People, Places, & Things" features rare objects and over 1,000 photos from the Wood County Historical Society's collection and will be on display until December 2021. 

For the safety of guests, some guidelines are in place to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

Facial coverings are mandatory inside the museum. Social distancing is also required as visitors are encouraged to spread throughout the building to avoid contact. Groups visiting together are limited to ten people or less. The museum encourages groups to pre-pay admission by phone or in one transaction upon arrival to help maintain a smooth flow of traffic through the museum. 

Hand sanitizer stations will also be readily available.

Staff and volunteers will also be required to wear masks and high-touch surfaces will be regularly cleaned and disinfected. The gift shop and admissions area has plexiglass protection installed. 

Admission can be purchased in advance over the phone with a credit or debit card, or on site through cash, check, credit or debit. 

The Wood County Museum's hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On weekends, the museum is open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

An accessible entrance and accessible parking is located behind the museum.

For any questions, send an email to museum@woodcountyhistory.org or call 419-352-0967.

The Wood County Museum is located at 13660 County Home Rd. in Bowling Green.

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