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2024 Events . . . The History, Nature, and Art of Woodlawn

Visitors are welcome to step back into history and experience Woodlawn’s beautiful blend of nature and art: one hundred and sixty acres of stately trees and statuary. With our schedule of annual, seasonal, and collaborative events, Woodlawn preserves its historic roots as we move forward to restoration. 

History and Hops Tour and Tasting - at Forest Cemetery - June 15th from 2:00 - 4:00pm
Join guide Robyn Hage as we explore Toledo’s long and vivid brewing history. Learn the stories behind the brewers as we stroll through Forest Cemetery. Then taste some local brews, with a post-tour sampling by Maumee Bay Brewing. Great munchies also provided.

History and Hops: Where Beer Meets History
Forest Cemetery
Saturday, June 15th
1704 Mulberry St, Toledo, OH 43608

Tickets: $30.00
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Birds of Woodlawn - each Friday from 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Join us each week as we document the Birds of Woodlawn. From migrating to nesting birds, we will explore many natural habitats. From beginners to experienced birders, all our welcome. Please bring binoculars and bird guides, if you have them. Meet us at the Hillcrest Entrance. 

Fourth Tuesday of each Month 2024 starting in April
Spend the evenings discovering trees. With over 100 different species of trees at Woodlawn, it can be tricky to tell them apart! On the tree identification walks, participants will be focusing on the subtle but easy cues that lead directly to identifying a tree. Learn techniques on diagnosing some common (and maybe not so common) tree problems. Which ones need immediate attention and which ones are just cosmetic and won't compromise the health of the tree. We will be meeting at three different locations within the Cemetery to highlight all the Arboretum throughout the series.
  • April 23, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Main Entrance on Central Avenue
  • May 21, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Hillcrest Avenue Entrance
  • June 25, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Overland Bike Trail Inside the Cemetery (By the Gunckel Pyramid)
  • July 23, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Main Entrance on Central Avenue
  • August 27, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Hillcrest Avenue Entrance
  • September 24, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Overland Bike Trail Inside the Cemetery (By the Gunckel Pyramid)
  • October 22, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Main Entrance on Central Avenue
  • November 26, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Hillcrest Avenue Entrance

Woodlawn Walkers - each Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. May 1st - October 30th 

Whether you’re interested in a stroll or a power walk, join us each Wednesday on a two-mile path around Woodlawn. Drop in for one week or all four months. Get healthy and rejuvenated as you walk among the beautiful arboretum and the historical architectural features. Each participant will get a walking log to keep track of their progress.

Tree and Tombstone Tours:

  • Spring: Sunday, May 19th - 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Fall: Sunday, October 13th - 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The beauty of Woodlawn may change with the seasons, but its rich history is constant. The many family stories contained within its gates are literally etched in stone. The 90 minutes of leisurely walking, accompanied by our knowledgeable naturalist and historians through our nationally recognized arboretum tells our community history.

Fridays at Forest Cemetery 
Tree and Tombstone 

1704 Mulberry St., Toledo, OH
11:00 am-Noon
Join OSU Extension Educator, Amy Stone to explore the Trees of Forest Cemetery, along with Forest Cemetery historians to hear family stories contained within its gates are literally etched in stone.  Meet at the Main gates.

  • June 14 
  • July 12
  • August 9
  • September 13

Summer Evening Strolls 
June, July, and August  

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a twilight walking tour through the grounds of the cemetery. Our guides will lead us on the discovery of history, art, and nature.  This year there are two evening strolls in June. 

Thursday, June 20th
Legends of Woodlawn: Stories from the Old West End
Docent: Alyson Krajewski

Thursday, June 27th
The Art of Memory: The Toledo Museum of Art’s Roots at Woodlawn
Docent: Alyson Krajewski

Thursday, July 11th
Architects Underground
Docent: Ted Ligibel

Thursday, August 8th
The Art of Woodlawn - Registration Required
Docent: Ed Hill
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