Books will be available for purchase or you can bring your own for signing. Betty will be speaking at 7:00 pm, Friday, November 13 at Perkins Stone Mansion. The book talk is free and open to the public.
Betty’s book looks at the history of the German Separatists who settled the village in 1817. The Village of Zoar, located in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, was settled by a group of German Separatists seeking religious freedom. In 1819, they formed a communal society that became one of the most successful experiments in communal living in the United States.
In 1898 the Society of Separatists of Zoar disbanded and the assets were divided among the members. Today the Village of Zoar looks much the same as it did over one hundred fifty years ago. Many of the buildings built by the Separatists are still standing, and the village retains the simplicity and charm of a bygone era. The Ohio Historical Society owns and operates ten of the buildings as museums.
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