Sunday, May 19, 2013

Schoenbrunn Village Lantern Tour

I think I've said it before.  But if not, I will now.  I live in an area that is hugely rich in the history of our country.  Part of that story is at a place just outside of New Philadelphia that's called Schoenbrunn Village.  As their website states:
First settled in 1772 by Moravian Missionary, David Zeisberger, Schoenbrunn (or "Beautiful Spring" in the native Delaware language) has become the window into our states past. Schoenbrunn Village grew to include over sixty dwellings and 300 Delaware Native Americans and Moravion missionaries. These residents drew up Ohio's first civil code and built its first Christian church and schoolhouse.
Tonight they had a pre-season event at the sight billed as a lantern tour of the site. It's interesting to go to an historic site like this and not have the convenience of something so trivial as a light bulb to help guide the way in the darkness.  To help set the mood and the atmosphere, volunteers dressed in period appropriate clothing were around much of the village to help bring alive the experience and share the stories of the site.  This is a must see if you are in the area.

Here's a selection of the images I took tonight.  The full set can be found here.

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