NEW PHILADELPHIA — Historic Schoenbrunn Village, 1984 E. High Ave., New Philadelphia, welcomes the young and the young at heart to join them on June 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for their Children’s Day event. This event features historic games, hands on activities, and crafts for all ages. Kids and their families will interact with costumed interpreters as they demonstrate the trades and tasks of the 18th century. Children will have the chance to learn and help with some of the trades at the time such as cabin building, butter churning and candle dipping. Children will also participate in fun activities such as bubble wand making, Moravian Star folding, and sewing.
Historic Schoenbrunn Village hopes to provide children of all ages with a fun day full of learning experiences and activities. This year we will be featuring a magician who will perform two magic shows during the event. Children will learn about the 18th century lifestyle while having fun playing games and learning useful trades.
These activities will take place between 11am and 3pm. Families are invited to bring packed lunched and enjoy picnicking areas surrounding the Village. Admission for Children’s Day is as follows; $7 for Adults, $5 for Seniors (60+), $4 for Children, and Children 6 and under are free. Members of Historic Schoenbrunn village and supersized members of Dennison Railroad Depot Museum and the Museum of Clay Industry and Folk Art are free. Memberships can be bought the day of the event or by calling 740.922.6776.
Historic Schoenbrunn Village’s Site Manager Deidra Lute expresses, "The moments and memories that Children’s Day provides for those of all ages is priceless. When I see our visitors stepping back in history, to a simpler time and having good old fashioned fun with the children in their life, it makes the Schoenbrunn Mission of family and kinship come alive." This quote truly expresses the purpose of the entire event.
Schoenbrunn is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day.