Bicentennial Events in Toledo's Suburbs
Below is a listing of some events planned by some of Toledo's suburbs. Some communities are still working on plans for their celebrations of Ohio's bicentennial.
Until March 23, Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Display at Sylvania Heritage Museum of crafts used by the earliest inhabitants of northwest Ohio.
Pottery, weaving, and sewing examples made by children in the Sylvania schools.
March 3, 7 p.m. Presentation of bicentennial flags to Perrysburg during City Council meeting.
March 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Bicentennial birthday bash in the Monclova Community Center. Events include a scavenger hunt, antique firearms displays and demonstrations, square dancing, patriotic and historical music, historical displays and presentations, and a community quilt display.
March 8, 8 p.m. March 9, 2 p.m.: “Momma's Boys”, play about presidents from Ohio at Pemberville Opera House.
March 15, 7 p.m.: church-sponsored candlight services at Pray Park in Waterville; refreshments following at Wakeman Hall.
March 22 and 29: maple sugaring, with instructions by people in historic costumes, noon to 6 p.m., Stranahan Arboretum, 4131 Tantara Dr.
April 26, 10 a.m.: Tree planting in Waterville's Conrad Park.
May 10, 1 p.m.: Perrysburg Founder's Day and Spafford family reunion at Fort Meigs. A plaque honoring Amos Spafford, founder of the Perrysburg area, will be dedicated.
May 17, 11 a.m.: Waterville time-capsule event in Conrad Park.
May 18, 2-4 p.m.: Waterville Historical Society dedication of its renovated facilities in Wakeman Hall and dedication of plaque in nearby Pray Park.
May 20, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: genealogy resource open house by the Sylvania Historical Society at the Sylvania Heritage Museum.
May 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: tours of Sylvania Historical Village, with participation in the arts and crafts of everyday life such as spinning, blacksmithing, and rope making, 5717 North Main St.
June 1, 5 p.m.: Waterville Founder's Day with chicken barbeque at Conrad Park.
Waterville Playshop will perform skits, and a band will be featured.
June 27-29: a play about Ohio's 20th century performed around the state is staged in Wauseon in the high school.
June 29: dedication of historical marker with food and re-enactors at Pemberville's William Henry Harrison Park.
July 3: TIMEpatriotic choral number performed by the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra and the Perrysburg Chorale Society at Fort Meigs.
July 11-13: “Just Around The Bend,'' a play set in the Sylvania area in 1837, Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd. July, 11-12 at 8 p.m. and at 3 p.m. July 13.
July 17-20: Wauseon Homecoming Festival, displays of items manufactured in the area over the years and other memorabilia.
August: Several speakers will make presentations at Fort Meigs in Perrysburg throughout the month.
DATE, TIME: Whitehouse Homecoming Day: a photograph of everyone attending will be taken at the park; a similar photograph was taken 75 years ago.
Residents can submit photographs of their homes (put name, address on back of the photo) so that the historical society can create a file that can be reviewed in 100 years to show what the village homes looked like in 2003. Send photos to the Whitehouse Historical Society, P.O. Box 2571, Whitehouse, Ohio 43571.
Aug. 9, TIME: community picnic and 1800s-style baseball game at Conrad and Baer parks in Waterville.
Aug. 15-16: bicentennial bell casting at Pemberville Free Fair in Memorial Park.
, most of the day.
September: exhibit of three-dimensional mural of 1903 Waterville created by village residents Bud and Jean Ziegler. Mural will be displayed at the town hall this fall and then will become a permanent exhibit at Wakeman Hall.
Sept. 16, 18: guest speakers will be featured at Fort Meigs in Perrysburg as part of a Native American celebration.
Sept. 20, 10 a.m.: Perrysburg's Harrison Rally Days parade. A float featuring a handmade log cabin will be included in the parade lineup.
A relative of William Henry Harrison is being sought to participate in the event.
Oct. 4, 5-7 p.m.: lantern-guided tour at Olander Park, 6930 Sylvania Ave. through 200 years of Ohio history.
Oct. 4 and 5, 10 a.m.: pow-wow at Perrysburg's Buttonwood Park co-sponsored by the Perrysburg bicentennial committee and the Wood County park district.
Oct. 5, 4 p.m.: church choir concert in the Conrad Park gazebo in Waterville.