Nick McWilliams reporting – The Gnadenhutten Historical Society will welcome in residents for their annual Pioneer Days in August.

Held in the first weekend of the month, the event is August 6th and 7th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Memorial Park and Museum.

The weekend is centralized on celebrating the pioneer era and paying homage to the start of the village, which is the oldest established settlement in Ohio.

Food will be provided by Messdads Concessions and will be the period staple of bean soup cooked over an open with homemade cornbread.

An 1840’s encampment will feature games and demonstrations, along with a performance by Trumpet in the Land actors.

On Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. reenactors of David Zeisberger and Chief Netawatwees will be available for viewing.

Vendors will be present with arts, crafts, and other items.

Sunday morning will have an authentic church service at the Mission House, and the annual crock auction is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Admission is free and comes before the October 9th celebration of Gnaden’s 250th anniversary.

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