2016 Events

February 20th – Patriot Rally

“Leap Into History” this year at the New Towne Mall in New Philadelphia. Walk around the mall and visit with the various local historical attractions and museums that are set up. Participate in the Scavenger Hunt for the chance to win fabulous prizes! The first 500 kids who come will receive a free Patriot Rally drawstring bag. From 10AM-4PM.

March 7th- Volunteer Dinner

Volunteer Potluck Dinner at Park Christian Church in Dennison. All Volunteers from the Depot, Schoenbrunn and Clay Museum are invited for a potluck dinner to appreciate our volunteers! Awards will be given for volunteers of the year.

March 19th- Clay Museum Steak Fry

Come and enjoy a delicious steak dinner and browse the silent auction items with friends and family; then boogie into the night with the music of the DJ. Event will start at 6PM at the Knights of Columbus in Dennison.

March 27th- Easter Sunrise Service

Celebrate the Easter season at Schoenbrunn Village, the site of the original church in Ohio.  Service starts at sunrise.

April 23rd- Queen’s Tea

Little Girl’s Tea will be the Glass Slipper Tea with a Cinderella Theme this year! . Put on your best dress gown for your coronation and enjoy a light lunch, play games, learn etiquette, and rub elbows with real festival queens. The Event will be held at the Knights of Columbus in Dennison and is sponsored by Schoenbrunn Healthcare, the Knights of Columbus and First National Bank of Dennison. Tickets are $15 each for adults and $12 for children and members of the museum. Reservations must be purchased in advance.

May 21st- Spring Lantern Tour

Step back into the 1770′s at Historic Schoenbrunn Village. Walk around the beautifully restored Moravian Mission Town by only the light of your lantern. Enter each cabin and visit with the 18th century villagers. Regular Admissions Apply

June 3rd- Salvation Army National Donut Day

Join the Depot in celebrating our connection to the Salvation Army by stopping in the Depot to taste donuts made by local bakeries.

June 18th- Children’s Day

Children are invited to Historic Schoenbrunn Village for a fun filled day of activities, crafts and demonstrations including Moravian star-making, wood-working, quill-writing and much more. From 11AM-3PM, Regular Admissions Apply.

September 3rd- Food Truck Fest

Come and enjoy a multitude of food trucks, live entertainment, beer garden and activities that take place on the lower level of Schoenbrunn.  Event benefits all three Museums!

September 17th- Autumn Lantern Tour

Walk through Historic Schoenbrunn Village by only lantern light and take in the crisp Autumn air from 7:30PM-9:30PM. Enjoy tasty treats and interact with villagers from the 18th century. Regular Admissions Apply

October 8th- Clayworker’s Picnic (held in conjunction with the Twin City Fall Festival this year)

Games, food and the Annual Little Miss Clay Pageant held throughout the day.

October 13th- Lucille Nussdorfer Tuscarawas County Woman of the Year Banquet

Lucille Nussdorfer ran the Dennison Canteen from 1942 to 1946, however her legacy still lives on today at the Woman of the Year Banquet, where women, just like Lucille, are nominated for their outstanding work in volunteerism in our community.  Know any woman from Tuscarawas County who has significantly impacted our community through volunteerism, nominate them today!

October 14th and 15th- Ghost Tours

Take a tour of the original Railroad Depot in the dark and enjoy hearing the tales of the people who still remain here in spirit. Price is $10 for adults, $8 for Seniors, and $6 for children.  Members are $5.  Reservations must be made in advance

October 15th and 16th – Colonial Trade Faire

Colonial Vendors will fill the cabins and give a feel for what the Village really looked like in 1772! 10AM-5PM Saturday and 10AM-4PM Sunday. Regular admission applies.

October 21st and 22nd- The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

There is nothing Sleepy about this Hollow. Travel down to the lower depths of Historic Schoenbrunn Village and listen to the dramatic reading of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” reenacted by the glow of a bonfire. One word of caution, remember to watch your head! Tickets are $12 for Adults and $10 for children and members.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.

December 4th- Moravian Lovefeast

Take part in the Traditional Moravian Church Service based on friendship and brotherly love at the site of the first church in Ohio. All are welcome for this free event.

December 13th- Business After Hours

Wine and Dine your way through the original Pennsylvania Railroad Depot and enjoy the many tastes of Tuscarawas County from local businesses.

December 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th – Polar Express

Take the magical journey to the North Pole and back while your Storyteller joyously reads the Polar Express book by Chris Van Allsburg. Festive elves will serve hot chocolate as thick as melted chocolate bars and chocolate chip cookies specially made just for you by Mrs. Claus. When you get to the North Pole be sure to look out the window and find Santa and all of the elf houses.

EVERYONE listens to the award winning story read by a Storyteller, plays games and sings songs with elves, visits with Santa and gets their very own bell just like the boy in the book.

First Class seating includes a separate waiting room, so you do not have to wait in the cold. The conductor will personally come and get you from your waiting room in the Museum’s Panhandle Passage Theater, where you will be watching famous Christmas movies, and let you be the first to board the train! And each first class child will get a hobo satchel full of goodies and a wooden train whistle and an engineers hat.

Departure Times:
Fridays at 6:00 & 8:00p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00p.m.

To make reservations (which are required), call The Dennison Railroad Depot Museum toll free 1-740-922-6776 and purchase with a Mastercard, Visa, Discover or American Express or stop in to the front office. Call soon, tickets are first come first serve; and they go fast.

2017 Events

February 18th- 7th Annual T-County History Patriot Youth Rally

“‘We Want You’ for History!” at this year’s Patriot Rally at New Towne Mall in New Philadelphia from 10am-4pm.  Children of all ages enjoy live re-enactors, historical sites, history demonstrations and more at this WWI Themed Rally in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of WWI. Event is Free!

April 1st- Exhibit Opening- “Quarantine: Diseases of War”

In 1918, the world saw one of the worst Pandemics in history; a strain of Spanish Influenza killed over 20 million people worldwide.  All happening during WWI.  This exhibit will focus on not only the Spanish Flu outbreak but other diseases during wartime.  RSVP’s are required.

For more information on any of these events please contact the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum at 1-740-922-6776.  All Event Dates are Tentative and can change at anytime.