Zoar, Ohio - Historic Zoar Village is ready to welcome visitors this Saturday when it reopens for the season.
The village offers guided and self-guided tours through its museums and garden that take visitors back to the 19th century for a glimpse into life as a Zoar Separatist. Self-guided tours are offered on Saturdays from 11 am to 4 pm and Sundays from noon to 4 in April and May, with costumed guides in each building sharing the history of the village.
The village also has a number of events and festivals planned throughout the coming year, including Zoar Pretzel Day on April 19th, Maifest on May 11th, the annual Garden Tour and Symposium in June, the Harvest Festival and Antique Show in July, a Civil War Reenactment in September, Ghost Tours in October, and Christmas in Zoar in December.
“We want to offer a variety of events to attract visitors of all ages and interests,” says Site Director Tammi Shrum. “We have a rich German history that has been carefully preserved and we love nothing more than sharing it.”
The village also offers a number of special tours, events and classes on topics that include painting, weaving, gardening, blacksmithing and more. There's also the free Zoar Speaker Series that brings in living history interpreters and experts on varied historical topics on the first Saturday of the month from March through December.
Those interested in learning more can find a schedule of events at www.historiczoarvillage.com, on Facebook, or by calling 330-874-3011.
About Historic Zoar Village
Historic Zoar Village was founded by German Separatists in 1817 and thrived as a communal settlement for more than 80 years. Today, the village is home to approximately 75 families living in homes built from 1817 to present. Zoar’s historical district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark District. Dozens of village structures have been painstakingly preserved through the collaborative efforts of the Zoar Community Association and the Ohio Ohio History ConnectionHistorical Society.