We bought and gave away 1,145 tickets to the opening night of Trumpet in the Land for Tuscarawas County residents this year. It was a sold out show and, for many, it was the first time they had ever seen Trumpet in the Land.
From June 15 through August 15, we bought and gave away tickets for free admission into several of our local attractions! 1,226 local residents took advantage of this opportunity and enjoyed what Tuscarawas County had to offer:
- The Warther Museum: 237 adults and 131 children
- Schoenbrunn Village: 179 adults and 124 children
- Dennison Depot: 107 adults and 81 children
- Broad Run Corner: 125 adults
- JE Reeves Museum: 85 adults and 34 children
- Fort Laurens: 38 adults and 21 children
- Historic Zoar Village: 23 adults and 13 children
- Uhrichsville Clay Museum: 19 adults and 9 children
We offered tickets through our offices in downtown New Philadelphia, at the Tuscarawas County Public Library main and branch locations, at the Tuscarawas Valley Farmers Market, and a number of other participating venues. Many residents were initially hesitant with our offer (
free tickets!?), but they would come up to us in the following weeks with smiles on their faces and stories to tell of their experience.
Our Executive Director, Dee Grossman, has this to say:
“Providing tickets to local residents, while not our usual mode of marketing, provided people with an opportunity to see and experience the history that makes Tuscarawas County unique in the nation. It is our hope, that those residents will share their experiences with friends and family and, when stopped on the street by a visitor, will say ‘why yes, I’ve been there and it was fantastic.’”