(Zoar, Ohio) – Hundreds of public, private and home-school students will learn about life on the battlefield and on the home front during Ohio’s only Civil War School Day on Friday, September 20 from 9 am – 3 pm at Historic Zoar Village.
Interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities include milk-carrying, tinsmithing, baking, blacksmithing and more. Reenactors on hand for the village’s Civil War Reenactment that weekend will treat students to demonstrations of cannon fire, infantry arms and cavalry swordfighting. Costumed first-person interpreters will bring historical characters to life, including President Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and more.
Parents can register homeschool students and receive more information on the event by calling 330-874-3011 or 800-262-6195 before Friday, September 13, 2019. Teachers wishing to register their public or private school students should use the same number and also register by September 13. Cost is $5 per student. All teachers and one adult per group are free; additional adults are $7 each. Late registration fees apply. Scholarship funds are available to help defray costs.
About Historic Zoar Village
Historic Zoar Village (www.historiczoarvillage.com) 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 homes built from 1817 to present. Zoar’s historical district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and dozens of village structures have been painstakingly preserved through the collaborative efforts of the Zoar Community Association and the Ohio Historical Society.