Dover Public Library Presents: Zoar
Thursday, October 27th at 6:30pm in the Dover Public Library Community Room
Local historian Kathleen Fernandez, author of two books about the Zoarites, will trace the history of this unique group using historic photos.
Settled by religious dissenters in 1817, the group formed a communal society where all wealth was shared. Its success was assisted by the Ohio and Erie Canal, which the Zoarites helped to build in the 1820’s. Thanks to the canal, the Zoarites were able to develop industries like milling and textiles. The Zoar Society lasted until 1898, one of the longest-lasting communal societies in America.
A book signing will follow the program.
To register, call the Dover Public Library at 330-343-6123 or visit their website.