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Wood County Museum Opens New Exhibit

The Wood County Museum welcomes the public to a grand opening celebration and open house for the new exhibit Allure & Illusion: A Rose Colored Romance on Friday, April 8th, 2022, with a ribbon cutting at 4:00 PM by the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce followed by a public reception until 6:00 PM. Reservations should be made to or 419-352-0967.

The exhibit will showcase over 40 beautiful wedding dresses from 1855-2001, once worn by local community members. Within five custom-created life-size dioramas, the exhibit addresses the foundation of marriage culture and how modern ideology is changing what it means to get married and strive for the American Dream. Special gallery spaces will feature the Frank Kalan Harlequin Romance cover art collection from the BGSU Browne Popular Culture Library.


The Museum is offering a special member-only preview on Thursday, April 7 from 10 AM – 4 PM.

This exhibit was sponsored by Ohio Humanities and made possible with support from: BGSU Brown Popular Culture Library, American Frame, Your Perfect Day, Waddington Jewelers, Downtown Deco, BGSU Music Library & Bill Schurk Sound Archives, Edwin & Irma Wolf, The Children of LaVerne (Snyder) & Harold Patten, The Wood County Historical Society, and other contributors.

Beginning April 9, the Museum will be open for self-guided tours Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM and weekends from 1 PM – 4 PM (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 is handicap accessible and group tours are welcome.

All events detailed at or by following the Wood County Museum on social media. The museum is located at 13660 County Home Road in Bowling Green.

(Source: WCM Press Release)

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