The Dresden Community Association held its second annual Dresden Legacy Day on April 2, 2016. Although the wind was chilly the day was absolutely beautiful! There was a very nice turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy the many demonstrations, speakers and of course shopping. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this year's event possible!
Experience for Yourself the Underground Railroad to Freedom
You’ll Ride the Road to Freedom with Harriet Tubman as she escorts you and other Freedom Seeking Slaves on a perilous journey by wagon ending at the Famous George Adams house, Prospect Place. Be ready for action and stories you just can’t imagine! $5.00 for children, $7.00 per adult.
Relive Life on the Ohio Erie Canal
Historic Roscoe Village hosts you with Captain John B. Reynolds as you hear the story of our local canals. Be awed by displays, real and replicas as you float down the Erie Canal
Prehistoric Native American Artifacts and Storytelling
Dr. Robert Curry promises to enlighten and Entertain you with his fantastic displays of Indian Artifacts literally THOUSANDS of Years OLD. Don’t miss this Rare Opportunity
Railroads of Dresden, Gateway to The West
Professor Joe the Hobo and Rail Historian Lee Gillespie take you on an interactive imaginary Ride on the Rails through Dresden Ohio. Scale model displays and memorabilia line the room for your pleasure as you enjoy the Thrills and Stories on an Iron horse journey.
Working Vintage Steam Engine Display
Presented by Mr. Bill Knupp, Collector and Historian
The Guns of our Forefathers
See Cowboy Era Guns and Trace their development to Dresden Ohio. Be amazed at the Quick Draw Demonstration by Presenter and Historian Larry Sceurman.
Dave Longaberger Changed MY Life!
No person has impacted Dresden Ohio like Dave Longaberger, listen as local business women Tammy Delancey and original Longaberger Employee Anita Rector tell Heartwarming stories about the impact of one man. Watch as a weaver from The Longaberger Company create a masterpiece in maple.
Local Stories of Fact or Fiction??
Ride an Historic Dresden Fire Engine and hear Chief Jeff Garver as he portrays James Lacy, noted Dresden Police and Fire Chief tell Stories of Fact or Fiction?? * Rides and pictures at nominal cost, all proceeds benefit The Dresden Fire Department.
Tour The Dresden Museum, The Inn at Dresden and Historic Prospect Place.
At The Dresden Museum Hear Local History as you never have, learn about all our rich Legacies in and around Dresden. Tour the Former Home of Dave Longaberger now a luxurious Inn. Visit the grand Prospect Place, safe haven in the Underground Railroad.
Carriage Rides available from 11:00AM until 5:00PM in front of Bailey’s Home Harbor.
Enjoy Civil War Era Music from Steve and Lisa Ball at Weavers’ Square,
Hear Steve as he tells tales of songwriter Stephen Foster.
Much Much More!
1. Take a walk down the 4 mile Muskingum Recreational trail
2. Go to the Dresden Swim Center and cool off in the pool
3. Take a stroll down Main Street to shop all the unique stores
4. Stay in one of Dresden's Historical Bed & Breakfasts
5. Enjoy a meal or sweet treat from one of the local restaurants
6. Visit and tour The Historical Prospect Place
7. Check out the Worlds Largest Basket and tour the Homestead
8. Meet friendly residents in small town U.S.A
9. Dine in or enjoy a round of golf at the Longaberger Golf Club
10. Learn about Dresden's past through a visit to the Dresden Museum.
As many of you know, The Village of Dresden will be hosting The Longaberger Bee this summer on July 23rd. With great honor, we are also thrilled to announce that Mr. John Rochon Jr. the new CEO and President of Longaberger will be attending. In fact, Rochon visited the Village last Thursday June 4th, where Steve Wilson and I were astonished to meet him. I believe that he was very fond of the Village and appreciated its history along with the Longaberger Legacy. In his letter to the Longaberger Company he emphasized the importance of family as he stated,
“The Longaberger Company is bigger than anyone Person. Its about love, the love of American craftsmanship, the love of friends and family and the love that leads people to stick together even in tough times, to rescue what is worth saving and to build for the next generation.”
Rochon grew up around a family run business his whole life with his father being a previous Mary Kay chairmen and now the CEO of CVSL.
After meeting Rochon, I am certain that he has great integrity and determination to be a successful president. Rochon also believes all the hard work that the DCA is putting forth in this community is beyond great. Our positivity is what makes us strong and successful. Overall, it was a great honor to have John Rochon Jr.visit Dresden Ohio and we hope he comes back soon!
Are you looking for a little pep in your step on your way to work or even on your lunch break? This summer Dresden will be welcoming a new Caife to the Village! Caife Kiosk will be located inside the large parking area on Main Street. The Caife Kiosk is a specialty beverage retailer. They offer the finest coffee/ espresso that is freshly roasted and brewed to suit any customers taste. They also offer freshly baked pastries and other confections. For lunch you could enjoy a pulled pork sandwich or an individual pizza made just for you!
The Caife Kiosk will be opening on June 29th and will be hosting a grand opening in mid July (the date has not yet been confirmed). The Grand opening will feature nice picnic area to unwind at while listening to a splendid bluegrass band that will be preforming all afternoon! For more information call Bob Harris at 740-828-2330. Be sure to stop into the Caife Kiosk coming soon!