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W. C. Moorhead Museum

The W. C. Moorhead Museum at Camp Tuscazoar The W. C. Moorhead Museum Sign

Explore the history of Camp Tuscazoar at the W. C. Moorhead Museum!

The W. C. Moorhead Museum Dedication Ceremony

Dedication Ceremony
October 6, 1996
Photo: Brian Criswell

A tribute to Camp Tuscazoar: to the scouts, the traditions, and ideals;
a place for learning, for recollection, and remembrance.

The W. C. Moorhead Museum at Camp Tuscazoar collects and exhibits photographs, books, uniforms, artifacts and other objects depicting the history of Camp Tuscazoar and area scouting.

Camp Tuscazoar's development was closely linked to the growth of scouting in this region. Since the camp was founded in 1920, thousands of campers have trod the paths, climbed its hills, explored its valleys and slept beneath its tall timbers. Camp Tuscazoar is the birthplace of the Pipestone Camp Honors Program and includes the only remaining Zoarite iron mine.

A variety of displays will trace the camp's history in photographs and memorabilia. Other exhibits will explore the camp's terrain, wildlife, geology, and the area's history prior to the arrival of the first scouts.

The museum was built in 1995 as part of Camp Tuscazoar's 75th Anniversary celebration. Years ago, W. C. (Cecil) Moorhead, Camp Tuscazoar's first ranger, established a determination to finance the construction of such a museum for the enjoyment and education of camp visitors. When he passed away in 1993, the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation began planning for the museum's development. Cecil's lifelong collection of memorabilia will be housed in the museum as well.


The interior of the W. C. Moorhead Museum Another view of the Interior of the W. C. Moorhead Museum

How You Can Help!

Weather rock in the W. C. Moorhead Museum

This sign used to hang in central camp with
the "weather rock" when Camp Tuscazoar was
a Buckeye Council summer camp.
This rock, however, did not, but it could
indicate the weather just as well.

The Camp Tuscazoar Foundation needs your assistance with the following items to help make a visit to the W. C. Moorhead Museum a memorable experience:
  • Monetary donations
  • Memorabilia including:
    • Photographs
    • Books
    • Patches
    • Uniforms
    • Camping equipment
    • Tuscazoar coins, belt buckles, neckerchiefs, pins, etc.
  • Volunteer staffing
  • Research
  • Artwork/Displays
  • Maintenance and repair
Totem pole in the W. C. Moorhead Museum Additional funds are needed to complete the interior design, displays, and for ongoing maintenance. Assistance is also needed for organizing and cataloging donations, and to staff the museum during open hours.

A Donation Form is provided for you to print. Click here to download a copy of the form.

Please send the form to:

W. C. Moorhead Museum Fund
P.O. Box 308
Zoarville Ohio 44656-0308

Thanks again!