Kathleen M. Fernandez
Kathleen M. Fernandez, a graduate of Otterbein College with a B. A. in History, is the former site manager at Zoar Village and Fort Laurens State Memorials for the Ohio Historical Society (now the Ohio History Connection), retiring in 2004. She worked as the Executive Director of the North Canton Heritage Society from 2006-2016. She has been the Executive Director of the Communal Studies Association since 2004. She is the author of A Singular People: Images of Zoar (Kent State University Press, 2003), and has written numerous papers and articles about the Zoar Separatists for journals and conferences. She has just completed work on a general history of Zoar called Zoar: The Story of an Intentional Community, (Kent State University Press, 2019) as well as a new exhibit at Zoar’s Number One House.