Historic Tree of Everlasting Life Damaged in Weekend Windstorm

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Zoar Village Tree of Everlasting Life Damage

We are writing to inform you of a recent incident that has impacted our Historic Zoar Village community. During the recent windstorm on Saturday, March 25, our beloved Tree of Everlasting Life was severely damaged. We understand the significance of this tree to the community and we share in the disappointment and concern that this news may bring. We are taking immediate steps to assess the damage and determine the best course of action to restore the tree.

We understand that this tree holds a special place in the hearts of many in our community, and we are committed to keeping everyone informed as we move forward with our plans to address the damage. The history of the garden, the spiritual story it was designed to tell, and the importance of the tree to that story, most likely means the tree will need to be replaced.

Please consider donating to our GoFundMe page which will assist in the restoration of this beautiful natural resource. You can donate here.

We appreciate your continued support, and we remain committed to working together to ensure the ongoing vitality and health of our Historic Zoar community. If you have any questions, please contact Tammi Shrum, [email protected].


Tammi Shrum

Historic Sites Director, Historic Zoar Village, and Fort Laurens Museum

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About Historic
Zoar Village

Historic Zoar Village was founded by German Separatists in 1817 and thrived as a communal settlement for more than 80 years. Today, the village is home to approximately 75 families living in houses built from 1817 to present. Zoar’s historical district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a National Historic Landmark District. Dozens of village structures have been painstakingly preserved through the collaborative efforts of the Zoar Community Association and the Ohio Historical Society.

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