In honor of Zoar Village’s Bicentennial celebration in 2017, the Zoar Community Association has commissioned an exhibit that will be displayed in Ohio and other states, promoting the historic site as a successful example of living history.
Two versions of the traveling exhibit will be displayed at various events this year. In one configuration, the six double-sided panels, each sized 30” wide x 72” high, are used along with a 3D display featuring the Zoar Garden. In a larger configuration, two additional 3D exhibits that showcase various Zoar artifacts are added to the six panels.
Several local Tuscarawas County businesses had a hand in the creation of the exhibit, which was funded by the Timken Foundation. The graphic design work was by Whitemyer Advertising, which has offices and studios in a historic 1817 log cabin in Zoar. Museum Acrylics in New Philadelphia created the overall design, 3D models and other materials. The panels were printed by Synergy Signs in Strasburg, with Bates Metal of Port Washington producing the panel stands and 3D display units. Celuch Creative in New Philadelphia designed some of the photo collages. The Zoar Community Association developed the text content and selected the photographs.