written by SWCHC President, Phil Brown
Thanks to the efforts of our new Website Coordinator, Angelica Engel, the South Wood County Historical Corp. (SWCHC) has finally arrived in the 21st century.
I was once told that if it wasn’t available online, it didn’t exist. That was one of the reasons we began digitizing our extensive collection of photographs and documents in 2008. Now with the help of Angelica, we are will soon be able to offer you many of these historic photos and documents illustrating the history of the South Wood County area.
Over the winter, we have seen a flurry of activity at the South Wood County Historical Museum. One of the exhibit rooms on the second needed work done on the ceiling. While we were at it, we decided to paint the whole room. That meant moving everything out of the room and then putting it back together after the paint dried. This newly-updated exhibit features a “Remember When” theme, which includes grocery stores, meat markets, banks, drug stores, department stores, dairy delivery service, restaurants, service stations and our local brewery. Thanks to Dave Engel, Lori Brost and a new volunteer, Faye Collier, for hard work and dedication to this project.
I am also pleased to announce that the Museum is open for its 35th year. Since 1972, the former home of Isaac and Charlotte Witter and later the T.B. Scott Public Library, has offered our visitors a glimpse into the past.