Michele Spring Reporting:
(Tuesday, June 12, 2018) New Philadelphia, Ohio – One of Tuscarawas County’s most treasured tourists’ spots is now open for its summer season.
Schoenbrunn Village Site Manager Deidra Lute said the opening week was filled with numerous activities and special guests, including Michael Jungmann, whose ancestor established the village with David Zeisberger.
“Michael’s five-time great grandfather was Brother Jungmann. Brother Jungmann and his wife Anna-Margaret were two of the first missionaries who came with Brother Zeisberger and founded Schoenbrunn in 1772.”
Daily tours are available Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
“On a daily basis, we have a walking tour you can take with you and read about the history of every cabin and the history about the village in general. Now if you have a group of 15 or more, we can arrange for a tour guide.”
Lute added that demonstrations of how the settlers lived are often taking place throughout the village.
“Some of the demonstrations that people can see are butter churning, that is a very popular one for people to see how butter was made and they get to sample that butter. We have candle dipping demonstrations. We have corn grinding because corn was very important to their daily activity.”
For more information on tours of the Schoenbrunn Village, visit www.ohiohistory.org.
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