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Day Trip to Gnadenhutten

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Depart Pittsburgh at 10:00 am

352 South Cherry Street, Gnadenhutten, OH
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Entry into the museum is free of charge, but a $5 donation is recommended.

Gnadenhutten, Ohio is a prime example of how the horrors of genocide can exist right in our own backyard. The town, whose German name means "huts of grace," was founded in 1772 by Moravian Brethren missionaries. It was then settled primarily by Delaware Indians who had converted to Christianity. In 1782, the Pennsylvania militia under David Williamson plundered the village, killed the Native inhabitants and burned the entire village to the ground.

Today, a Historical Museum and Park exists in the rebuilt town, as well as a memorial to the dead and a small burial mound containing the remains.

On this day-long excursion to Gnadenhutten, participants will visit the museum, park and two cabins built in the image of what once characterized the remote village. 

We are hoping to carpool, but if enough people RSVP, we will rent a van so the group can ride together from Pittsburgh. 

The full inclusion of people of all abilities is a core value of Classrooms Without Borders. For questions or to make requests for special accommodations contact robin@classroomswithoutborders.org

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