Explore the history of Camp Tuscazoar at the W. C. Moorhead Museum!
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.
October 6, 1996
Photo: Brian Criswell
How You Can Help!
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:
- photographs- books- patches
- uniforms- camping equipment
- Tuscazoar coins, belt buckles, neckerchiefs, pins, etc.
Maintenance and repair
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.
You Can Help Us!!!
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.)
A Donation Form is provided for you to print...just click MUSEUM FUND FORM.