(Zoar, Ohio) – Special tours will take visitors to locations that were part of the story’s plot.
A new tour based on locations in the historical fiction book, “Zoar Blue,” will
take place in Historic Zoar Village on Saturday, June 8 at 10:00 am. Written by Janet Hickman, “Zoar Blue” is a work of historical fiction that relates the story of two young people living in the pacifist society of Zoar during the Civil War and the impact the war has on their community and themselves.
The tour includes a noon luncheon at the Canal Tavern of Zoar, where visitors will enjoy hearing from a Civil War soldier portrayed by a historical interpreter.
Those wanting to take the tour do not have to have read the book. Those who wish to can purchase the book at the Zoar Store or from the Tuscarawas County Historical Society.
“The historical society’s selection of Zoar Blue for its 2019 book club selection was really the inspiration for developing this special tour,” said Tammi Shrum, site director for Historic Zoar Village. “We thank them for choosing a book that centers around our history and for giving us the idea for the Zoar Blue Tour.”
The Tuscarawas County Historical Society will discuss the book in its upcoming book club meeting on June 3rd at 6:30 pm at the Tusc Kent Archive in Founders Hall on the Kent State Tuscarawas Campus.
Cost for the tour and luncheon package, which is open to Historical Society book club members and the general public, is $24.
Reservations are due by May 31 and can be made by calling 330-874-3011.