Historic Zoar Village is managed by the Zoar Community Association, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1967. Our mission is to preserve, interpret, and celebrate the culture and heritage of the Society of Separatists and Historic Zoar Village through education, activities, and events that promote both the legacy of the society and the present Zoar community.
Did You Know:
Zoar was named to the 2012 List of America’s Most Endangered Historic Places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Jon Elsasser, president of the Zoar Community Association, told the Columbus Dispatch: “This distinction will focus a national spotlight on Zoar. It will become clear that without action, this unique historic village is at risk.” A the time, Zoar was threatened by a failing levee surrounding the village. In 2016, Historic Zoar Village was named a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior and is now no longer threatened.