Exciting news from the Department of the Interior (DOI) for one of our National Treasures: The Village of Zoar in Ohio has been named a National Historic Landmark (NHL). From the press release:
"The Zoar Historic District expands the understanding of communal utopian societies in 19th-century America by representing a significant and distinctive community reflecting the traditional landscape design, architecture, and way of life inherent in the Society of Separatist’s world view and beliefs."
National Historic Landmarks are designated by the Secretary of the Interior to "[recognize] historic properties of exceptional value to the nation. Nine other sites — including Man Mound in Wisconsin, St. Bartholomew's Church and Community House in New York City, and Ames Monument in Wyoming — were also named to the list of NHLs today.
Learn more via the complete DOI release: Secretary Jewell, Director Jarvis Announce 10 New National Historic Landmarks Illustrating America's Diverse History, Culture