Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Well, the 4th Annual Schoenbrunn Trade Fair is over and it was a great weekend. A little rainy on Saturday morning but glorious Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Turnout was very good for both participants and public. The Ken Netting fowler was won by Pat Lipps from Common Ground Pottery!

As usual, the breakfasts both days were superb and the Village Volunteers did a masterful job of keeping wood supplied and making sure we had everything we needed. Special thanks go out to Roy Howman, Lee McBee, Dave Moore, Raplh Arms, and Matt Bottomly for all their help in making my job a lot easier. 

 Thanks also to Todd Miller for his great demonstrations on Flax breaking, Matt Wulff and Mark Cory for their excellent talks each day, Greg and Marianne Leopold for the GREAT food, and all the guys who helped out with the Musket demonstrations each day!

 Next year's Trade Fair will be October 19 & 20, 2013 so get it on your schedule soon. If you haven't been to this event, you are missing one fun weekend! See you all next year! Have a Happy Holiday season!


Jack Johnson

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Its just 2 weeks until the Trade Fair and we have a great schedule lined up for everyone. Everything is ready for a great weekend and i have ordered great weather. For those vendors and campers, I will be at the Village at 10am on Thursday, 10/18 til about 7 pm that night. I'll be back by 8:30 am on Friday. Roy Howman will be at the Village Thursday night for any late arrivals. I look forward to seeing you all this year. Take care.  Jack

Monday, September 10, 2012

Trade Fair vendors list increases!

Just a note to let everyone know the list of veldors for this years Trade Fair has increased. I have added these quality Vendors:

XX Trade Silver
Hoffman Reproductions
Calumet Traders
Deborah Blind 18th Century paper Filigree

These vendors join our list from last year of;
Common Ground Pottery
Hidden Dirk Merchantile
Smoke and Fire
Bethel Forge
Bushnell Bottle
Wiley House Traders
Tim Dowler Horner
Wild Willy Horner
Stitches in Tyme
Wooden Wolf
Roger Moore Silversmith
Leathers from the Past
Sherrie Saines - seamstress

Looks like another great event! See you all soon.


Friday, August 24, 2012

Lee McBee, Roy Howman and I had another meeting with the Schoenbrunn staff this past Wednesday evening at the Village. Everything is ready for this years Trade Fair. Now, we only need good weather!
The Volunteers are planing on another great 2 days of breakfast for all of us. Get to the Gift Shop early both Saturday and Sunday for some great breakfast treats! Wood is ready to go, the  water spigot near the back of the Village will be operational for us so getting water will be much easier. Porta Pots will be in the back part of the Village as well and, hopefully, if the truck can them in place, hidden from view and the modern restrooms will be open as usual.
We'll have another meeting 9/19 so more after that happens. See you all soon.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Here is a photo of some of the additional prizes for this years Schoenbrunn Trade Fair raffle. Missing is the pottery from Common Ground Pottery(its in Greg Leopolds capable hands!), glassware from Bushnell bottle(its wrapped safely till the Fair!), and Wild Willy's prize. The 2 bags also come with the matching belt bags, and the knife,trivett, and wallet from Bethel Forge are one prize. (The penny knife has their touchmark). Ticket sales are going well with only 1000 to be sold this year! Also, jurying is over on 9/30/12 so if you haven't attended our Fair before as a juried participant/vendor, get your application/photos in. Attended or been juried for the Fair in the past, simply email me to let me know you'll be there. See you in October!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

2012 Netting fowler for Raffle!

Just a few photos of this year's Ken Netting English fowler for the Schoenbrunn Raffle. Only 1000 tickets are being sold at $5 each or 3 for $10. The only place you can get tickets is from me. If interested, please send your check for the number of tickets you want to:

John Johnson
1795 Lexview Circle
Mansfield, Ohio 44907

Please make the check out to John Johnson as my bank will not let me deposit into the raffle savings if made out to Jack! Include a stamped self addressed envelope and I'll send your ticket stubs back to you. Don't wait, tickets are moving pretty good at this time. There are also 8 other prizes to be raffled off on October 21, 2012 at 2 pm. Good luck!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Schoenbrunn Village Lantern Tour, Saturday May 19th!

The first Lantern Tour at the Village is coming up. On Saturday, May 19th, from 7 - 10 pm, the Village will host the first of 3 Lantern Tours for 2012. There will be interpreters in all the cabins demonstrating 18th Century life with an emphasis on the Moravian Delaware culture. I will be there along with Lee McBee and Roy Howman demonstrating 18th Century frontier skills. It's a fun night for the family and once dark, you can tour the Village with candle lanterns! Please stop by if your in the area, an admission fee applies.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Raffle fowler

I now have in my possession, our custom made English fowler made by Ken Netting for this year's Raffle. It is another beautiful firearm. I will post photos in another post but here are the specifics:

Hand made 50" .62 caliber round tapered barrel made by Mr. Netting! His barrels shoot fantastic!
Stocked in cherry with engraved brass furniture.
Jim Chambers firelock, engraved by Ken.
Stock has relief carving at tang with wrist inlay for your initials!

Tickets are being printed now, only 1000 will be sold. Priced at $5 per ticket or 3 for $10! I should have them by next week. I will post information on Frontier Folk for ticket sales and Mike Pullins, Ohio Valley p
Peddler, will also be selling them for us.



With the weather turning warmer, Schoenbrunn is preparing for another season of living history. Their first event will be the spring Lantern Tour on Saturday, May 19th. The tour begins at 7 pm till 10 pm. This is always a great time with the flowers in bloom and the cabins open for the first time since last years Trade Fair! I will be holding the first meeting of the year with the Village Staff prior to the Lantern Tour starting. We will be discussing everything from problems last year and ways to fix them to firewood supply, outside the Village vendors, schedules for the weekend, etc. If you are in the area, stop by and enjoy a nice evening at the Village.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Philly Patriot Day

This Saturday, February 25th, Dennison Train Depot and Schoenbrunn Village will hold the 2nd. annual Patriot Day at the New Town mall in New Philadelphia, Ohio. It runs from 9-4 PM. It is a history time line for students that will have French and Indian War up thru WWII living history demonstrations. It's a very nice event and it's inside! If your in the area, stop by, you don't have to be a student to have fun!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

More Trade Fair stuff!

The prize list for the 2012 Trade fair raffle is growing. Here is what we have already:

Ken netting English Fowler
Common Ground Pottery 18th Century Plate
Bushnell Bottle Co., 18th Century glass bottle
Hunting Bag donated by Matt Wulff, made by Darrel Lang of Leathers from the Past
Belt Bag hand made by Darrel Lang, Leathers from the Past
Folding knife, trivet, wallet made by Randy Wolf, Bethel Forge
Hand made wood jewelry box donated by Hidden Dirk Mercantile
Floor cloth made by Jim Cummings
Native effigy spoon made by Wild Willy Frankfort

Tickets will go on sale around May 1st. $5 each or 3 for $10! Pretty good deal when you look at what you can win. Just like last year, tickets can be purchased directly from me, checks made out to JOHN JOHNSON, or Mike Pullins and others will sell them at events. As we get closer to the kick off date, I'll have more information. See you around at events!

Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 Trade fair Update

The Trade fair Committee has contracted with Ken Netting for an English Fowler for the grand prize for the 2012 Trade fair raffle. The fowler, which will be done around April 2012, will have a 50" .62 caliber round barrel made by Mr. Netting, Chambers round faced lock, stocked in cherry with brass furniture. In addition, other prizes we have commitments for are an 18th century plate by Amanda Lipps of Common Ground Pottery, Several items from Randy Wolf, Bethel Forge, including a folding knife, wallet, and hand forged trivet. Bushnell Bottle has donated a very nice 18th century glass bottle for the raffle. Wild Willy will be doing a horn bowl with fork and knife, Darrel Lang of Leathers from the Past will be supplying one of his great leather items, Hidden Dirk Mercantile will be supplying an item yet to be determined. I will be working with several other vendor's to see if we can get more prizes.
As more information is available, I will post it on this site. Have a warm and safe winter and I'll see some of you at the Fremont Trade Fair in February.