This fall, Tuscarawas County attractions welcome you to explore, engage, delight and even fright as you tour, dig, and listen to the tales of our past and connection to our future. As the leaves changes their colors from greens to oranges, gather your family and your friends to share the experiences and tours available here, for you.
"You have many local options to explore when planning your weekend," said Diane Lautenschleger, partnership development specialist at the Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Have you ever longed to experience the excitement of discovering a piece of history for the first time? Fort Laurens will kick-off archaeology month Oct. 5 with a day that will feature hands-on digging, discovery and speakers for kids and kids-at-hearts. Stop by the Fort again on Oct. 25 and 26 for the fun of Trick or Treaty!
Does the lore of ghosts give you shivers of excitement? Then you won't want to miss historic Zoar Village Oct. 25 and 26. Do you see a shadow in the doorway or hear footsteps coming from the other room? Learn why there may be spirits from days gone by still wandering through these historic sites.
Home to Alta Weiss, an early female baseball player and the first copper kettle used to make Swiss cheese, Ragersville is also home to Jeff Davis' skeleton. Spend your Sunday afternoon in this quaint, peaceful village to find your inspiration from the determined history of Alta as she pitched her way into baseball and medical history. Hear the stories of the tenacious spirit of the first Swiss settlers in this village and learn the colorful history of the notorious Jeff Davis while viewing his bones sealed inside a glass case!
Explore more bones in Tuscarawas County during a visit to Warther Museum. Mooney Warther began carving at the age of five, fashioning his early carvings from bone. Visit the museum to learn Mooney's story -- his passion for family, knife making skill and keen artisan eye. See his many carvings considered to be priceless works of art by the Smithsonian and the materials he created them from, including bones from the family soup pot!
Civil War buffs or those seeking oddities will want to visit the J. E. Reeves Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum. When there, request to see the wax sculpture of Civil War raider, William Clarke Quantrill. Hear the history of Quantrill, a confederate Captain and find out why his wax likeness resides at the museum. Mystery sleuths will want to attend the murder mystery dinner at the Carriage House Nov. 9. This interactive, engaging dinner performance will have you on the edge of your seat!
Take your family into the night and under the star filled sky to performances of the Murder Mystery at Dracula's Masquerade Party Oct. 19 at the Trumpet in the Land Amphitheatre. The following week, take in the outdoor atmosphere beside the glowing campfire at Historic Schoenbrunn Village while listening to a dramatic reading of the "Legend of Sleepy Hollow," Oct. 24, 25, and 26.
You can find information about these events and more by contacting the Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 124 E. High Ave., New Philadelphia. You may call us at 330-602-2420 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Tuscarawas County events calendar at www.traveltusc.com to see the many activities and events happening in our community each day! This fall, connect with your family and your community with a spirit for fun within Tuscarawas County!