NEW PHILADELPHIA — Historic Schoenbrunn Village would like to invite visitors and their families for an afternoon of entertainment, education and fun on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Beginning at 1 p.m. on the village lawn, join costumed presenters as they portray those who lived in and near Schoenbrunn in the 1770’s. Visitors will be immersed in Ohio’s rich history through the songs, stories and games that belonged to both the early Ohio settlers and the American Indians who were here before them.

New this year to the event will be a presentation and teaching of Revolutionary War songs. Costumed volunteers will lead the songs as visitors learn the words and are encouraged to sing along. The Tuscarawas County Public Library will have its Pop-Up Library on the Village lawn and invite all visitors to stop by and explore everything they have to offer.

Remember to bring chairs or blankets to relax and enjoy this family time as the summer season fades into autumn.

Admission for the event is $7/adult, $5/senior, $4/child (6-17), and children 5 years old and younger are free to attend. Historic Schoenbrunn Village members and Ohio History Connection members may attend free of charge. Memberships to the Village and/or Ohio History Connection may be purchased at the event and last for one year.

Historic Schoenbrunn Village was founded in 1772 as a Moravian mission among the Delaware Indians. With founder and missionary David Zeisberger, Ohio’s first settlement reached one hundred cabins and three hundred inhabitants. Today, sixteen reconstructed cabins are available to tour. Historic Schoenbrunn Village’s last day of its 2018 regular tour season is October 28. Special events include Spring and Autumn Lantern Tours, Children’s Day, Frontier Skills, Simple Songs, Stories & Games, Colonial Trade Faire, the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and a traditional Moravian Sunrise Service for Easter and Lovefeast.

Historic Schoenbrunn Village is operated by the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum and owned by the Ohio History Connection. The Village is located in New Philadelphia at 1984 East High Avenue off of U.S. 250.

For more information, call 740-922-6776 or 330-663-6610 or email Deidra Lute, Historic Schoenbrunn Village Site Manager, at deidral@dennisondepot.org.