2016 Events

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)

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

Feburary 18 – 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!

March 6 – Volunteer Dinner

“No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.” An evening to celebrate the accomplishments of this past year’s volunteers. This Potluck Dinner will be held at Park Christian Church in Dennison from 6PM-9PM. All are welcome.

April 1 – 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.  Advanced reservations are required.

April 7 – Spring Clean-Up Day

Winter is over, and it’s time for spring cleaning! Bring your work gloves from 9AM-12PM, and help us prepare the Village for school groups, tour groups, and the 2017 season.

April 16 – Sunrise Service

Celebrate Easter with a traditional Moravian Service outside of Ohio’s first church. Easter Service begins at sunrise – call for exact time. Free.

April 22 – Queen’s Tea

Calling all little princesses! Put on your tiara and best ball gown and join us at this year’s “Under the Sea” themed Queen’s Tea. Enjoy a light lunch, participate in fun activities and win magical prizes at the Dennison Knights of Columbus. Tickets are $15 per person and $12 for members. Advanced reservations are required.

April 29 – Bourbon & Bling Gala

Come join us for a fabulous evening of dining, dancing, live and silent auctions! This black tie event is perfect for super supporters like you! This year’s gala will be held from 6PM to Midnight at the Historic 408 Barn at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds. Limited spots are available, please call for ticket information. Reservations are required.

May 20 – Spring Lantern Tour

Join us from 7PM-9PM for an after-hours walk through the Village, which will be lit by luminaries. Explore the grounds by lantern glow, and see the cabins alive with 18th century life. Regular Admission.

June 2 – Donut Day

We invite you to sample donuts from local bakeries from 9AM-11AM, and be served as if you were a soldier traveling through Dennison during WWII. Event is free.

June 7-10 – 38th Railroad Festival

The Dennison Railroad Festival Week, includes food, rides, Queen’s pageant, car show, and parade. Free.

June 17 – Children’ s Day

The Village welcomes children of all ages to take part in a day of 18th century fun! From 11AM-3PM, the young (and the young at heart) can enjoy traditional activities and crafts. Regular Admission.

September 2 – Jammin’ Food Truck Fest

Make sure to bring your appetite for this end of summer celebration featuring a variety of food trucks, live music all day, and a beer garden. This event will be located in the Lower Level of Historic Schoenbrunn Village from 11AM-7PM. Free.

September 16 – Autumn Lantern Tour

Travel through Ohio’s first village by lantern light for this after-hours tour. Luminaries line the Village, and the cabins are alive with 18th century life from 7PM-9PM. Regular Admission.

September 23 – Smithsonian Day

We open our doors in celebration of museums all over the United States! Come visit us and learn about our heritage with FREE admission with coupon. Make sure to print your coupon off at NEW WEBSITE LINK. Free with coupon.

October 12 – Nussdorfer Banquet  

Celebrate all the outstanding accomplishments of local women who have volunteered their time in the community. Event begins at 5:30PM, with social hour followed by dinner and the announcement of the 2017 Woman of the Year. Reservations required.

October 13 & 14 – Cemetery Tour

Take a step back in time and experience Union Cemetery in Uhrichsville with this interactive guided tour where you will meet characters throughout the way. Tickets are $10 and $5 for members. Advanced reservations are required.

October 20 & 21 – Ghost Tours

If you believe in the world of the supernatural, come and travel through the Depot, with only the glow of a flashlight to hear the tales of those that still remain here in spirit. Tours leave at 8PM, 8:30PM, and 9PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and members. Advanced reservations are required.

October 21 & 22 – Colonial Trade Faire

Step back in history as Colonial vendors and renenactors fill the cabins of Ohio’s first village. Take part in historic demonstrations and experience what life was like in 1772. Open to all from 10AM-5PM on Saturday and 10AM-4PM on Sunday. Regular Admission.

October 27 & 28 – Sleepy Hollow

Join us for a production of the outdoor drama the Legend of Sleepy Hollow in the Lower Level of the Village. Enjoy this play by the bonfire glow, and make sure to watch your head! Performances are Friday evening at 7PM and Saturday evening at 7PM and 9PM. Cost is $15 for VIP seats, $12 for adults, and $10 for members and children. Advanced registrations required.

December 1-3 & 8-10 – Polar Express

All Aboard the Polar Express! Ride to the North Pole on this Christmas excursion, departing from the Dennison Depot and get into the holiday spirit. Departure times: Friday at 6PM and 8PM, Saturday and Sunday at 2PM, 4PM, 6PM, and 8PM. Ticket sales begin May 1st for members and July 1st for non-members. Advanced reservations are required.

December 3 – Lovefeast

Celebrate the holiday season with a Feast of Brotherly Love, a traditional Moravian Service, held at the site of Ohio’s first church at 2PM. Remember to dress for the weather, and enjoy the splendor of this candlelit ceremony. Free

 December 12 – Chamber Christmas Business After Hours

Christmas Business After Hours from 5PM-8PM. Dine your way through the museum and enjoy the many tastes of Tuscarawas County from different local businesses. Reservations are required, call 330-343-4474.


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 are subject to change at anytime.