Zoar Community Association shares plans for Ohio History Fund grant
ZOAR (WJER) (Mar. 10, 2022) – Historic Zoar Village officials are sharing details about plans for the grant they received at last week’s Statehood Day event in Columbus.
Site Director Tammi Shrum accepted the award for $14,500 during the ceremony at the Statehouse. Shrum says this will help create a new exhibit in the entrance area of the Town Hall Museum they’re calling “The Best of Zoar.”
“We are looking to really take the Town Hall Museum to the next level, and ‘The Best of Zoar’ exhibit is the first step in this process,” she said.
Shrum says this will give a preview of the various themes and information found in the museum.
“The exhibits will serve as an introduction point but then if you only have a short amount of time in Zoar, there’s enough information in that exhibit that gives you a really nice overview of Zoar and its history,” added Shrum.
Shrum says getting to receive the award at the celebration for Ohio’s birthday made it that much better.
“Statehood Day is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s always great to go down to Columbus and connect with our legislators. This year was even more special because we were accepting the grant,” she said.
Shrum says the work on the exhibit could start in May and take up to a year and a half to finish, under the requirements of the grant.
She says another project they hope to do around the same time would be creating a research and genealogy room at the museum.