Bach Exhibit opening at the Wood County Museum in October

Press Staff Writer

        The Wood County Museum will be opening a new permanent exhibit, “The Mary & Carl Bach Story,” on Oct. 1.
        The exhibit confronts the folklore surrounding the most recognized object in the museum’s collection – Mary’s fingers. Human remains exhibited in unnatural circumstances can be emotionally concerning, while inexplicably fascinating to visitors, but there is more to the story. This exhibit contextualizes how Carl and Mary met, what led to murder, and what the trial transcripts reveal.
        A grand opening celebration and open house for the exhibit will take place on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 3-6 p.m. on the Museum front lawn. Visitors will be expected to wear a face mask or covering and respect a six-foot distance from other visitors. The 30,000 square-foot museum building provides ample room for social distancing. RSVPs are appreciated and may be sent to
        This exhibit was made possible with support from an anonymous donor, and Mike and Terri Marsh, Alicia's Voice, The Cocoon, Wood County ADAMHS Board and NAMI, Doug and Sandy Kerr, Kelli Kling, Melissa Krieger, Michael Sibbersen, Elizabeth Geer, Michael Penrod, Patricia Limes, Corey and Jodi Speweik and the Wood County Historical Society. To support continued quality and innovative programs at the Wood County Museum, visit
        The museum is open for self-guided tours Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and weekends from 1-4 p.m. (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 Rd., Bowling Green.


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