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Historic Zoar Village & Fort Laurens offering a free virtual Field Trip
May 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
One event on May 23, 2020 at 10:00 am
Historic Zoar Village Goes Virtual
ZOAR, Ohio – May 11, 2020 – Historic Zoar Village and the Fort Laurens Museum are now offering virtual content.
On May 22, Historic Zoar Village will be offering a free virtual Field Trip live on Facebook starting at 10am. Join us for a live virtual field trip as we visit the buildings of Zoar. Learn the history of Zoar and what life was like in the 1800s. Costumed interpreters will take you around each of our buildings as they share the stories of the Separatists of Zoar. Open to any students, any educators, any one of any age. if you attend a certain school or homeschool co-op, let us know you are planning on watching and we will be sure to mention your group live on the air. Fort Laurens will follow suit on May 23 starting at 10am. Historic Zoar Village’s Facebook can be found at https://www.facebook.com/pg/HistoricZoarVillage/ There is no cost to participate in the virtual field trip.
History-To-Go boxes are now being offered for History Camp scheduled for July 15-18. Each day will transport students to another time in history. All supplies, worksheets, snacks, and activities will be provided to each student in a convenient to-go box organized by day. Boxes can be picked up in Zoar or arrangements can be made on an as needed basis. Students can then unbox their historical fun. The History-To-Go boxes are matched up with the virtual content making the camp completely interactive. Virtual content will include costumed interpreters, tours, and instructions on activities. If you cannot participate live, a link will be provided to have your hands-on history fun later.
July 15 will be Zoar History day, looking at life in the 1830s. July 16 will be Zoar in the Civil War exploring the history of the Civil War and its role in Zoar. July 17 takes students back to the American Revolution with Fort Laurens Day. Virtual activities will take place live from 1pm-4pm
History Camp will still be held in person if applicable. History Camp To-Go is our alternative if state guidelines are not eased or if you are more comfortable participating virtually at home. All in- person History campers will be given a to-go box if guidelines are not lifted before the scheduled History Camp dates. The cost for History Camp To-Go: Unbox History is $10 per day or $25 for all three days.
Please call 330-874-3011 to register for our virtual field trip or History Camp or for any questions. You can also email email@example.com
Every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. on Historic Zoar Village and Fort Laurens’ Facebook pages, share various online content on the history and buildings of Historic Zoar Village and the story of Fort Laurens. Videos are later uploaded to Historic Zoar Village’s YouTube page. Some of Tuscarawas Counties other museums are also adding content each weekday at 10am including: The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, Age of Steam Roundhouse, Reeves Museum, and the Tuscarawas Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Zoar Store now offers online merchandise. An eclectic mix of books, baking mixes, local honey. puzzles, jewelry, Solmate Socks, etc. and Fort Laurens merchandise are now available for purchase online and can be shipped to your home or picked up in Zoar. New items are added as inventory is made available. The Zoar Store can be found online at www.thezoarstore.com
Visit www.historiczoarvillage.com, Historic Zoar Village on Facebook or call 330-874-3011 for more information.
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 houses built from 1817 to present. Zoar’s historical district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and 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 Historical Society.
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