FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2013
Contact: Shannon Thomas, OHS, 614.297.2317
sthomas@ohiohistory.org

Timken Foundation of Canton Donates $75,000 to Ohio History Connection

Historic Schoenbrunn Village Roofs to be Repaired

 

(Columbus, OH)—Timken Foundation of Canton recently donated $75,000 to the Ohio History Connection to repair roofs in historic Schoenbrunn Village in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

 “We are so grateful for the Timken Foundation’s generosity,” said Burt Logan, executive director and CEO of the Ohio History Connection. “We’d particularly like to thank the staff of the Timken plant in New Philadelphia, located across the street from Schoenbrunn Village, for endorsing our grant proposal to the Foundation.”

 The gift from the Timken Foundation will allow the Ohio History Connection to repair the roofs of  two buildings in Schoenbrunn Village and complete many, much-needed chimney and carpentry repairs.

 About Schoenbrunn Village

The Moravian church founded Schoenbrunn (meaning “beautiful spring”) Village in 1772 as a mission among the Delaware Indians. Today the site includes the reconstructed village with 16 log buildings, gardens, and the original mission cemetery plus a museum, visitor center, and picnic facilities.

 About the Ohio History Connection

Founded in 1885, the non-profit Ohio History Connection (http://www.ohiohistory.org) provides a wide array of statewide services and programs related to collecting, preserving and interpreting Ohio’s history,archaeology, and natural history through its 50+ sites and museums across Ohio,including its flagship museum, the Ohio History Center in Columbus. For information regarding OHS, contact Shannon Thomas, Communications Dept., Ohio History Connection: 614.297.2317, sthomas@ohiohistory.org.

           

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