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									The Ohio Historical Society’s

Piqua Historical Area State Memorial

Unless otherwise noted, the cost for each program is the regular site admission fee: $8.00/adults, $4.00/students. Ohio Historical Society members, Piqua Friends, as well as children 5 and under are admitted free. AAA and Senior Citizen discounts are honored. Please note that some programs require advance registration. Site hours: April 1 –October 25; Wednesday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sundays and Holidays Noon – 5:00 p.m. The Piqua Historical Area is located 3 miles north of Piqua, Ohio off SR 66 on Hardin Road. Call 937-773-2522 or 1-800-752-2619 for additional information or visit us on the world wide web at www.ohiohistory.org

Saturday, May 2, 2009, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mother’s Day at the Johnston Farm
Come to the Johnston Farm before Mother’s Day and learn about early crafts and take home a handmade gift. While the children are making their secret gift, Moms will learn more about the lives of mothers during the time the Johnston women called this place home. After gifts are completed, participants will be reunited to enjoy a Victorian-style tea. This is a RESERVATION ONLY activity so call either 773-2522 or 800-752-2619 by April 26. COST: $15.00 for one adult and child, $5.00 for each additional person, $2.50 discount for Ohio Historical Society members and Piqua Friends

Saturday, May 23, 2009, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Batter Up for an early Fathers’ Day at the Johnston Farm
Bring your father or grandfather to the Johnston Farm for an early Fathers’ Day outing. When the family pays their admission his is free! Enjoy a tour of the Johnston home, games for the entire family, visit the Historic Indian and Canal Museum, and of course ride the General Harrison Canal Boat. For an added bonus you can learn how base ball was meant to be played. Cheer on your favorite striker, hurler, or behind as the Ohio Village Muffins take on the team from Sycamore in a game of 1860’s base ball. After their game our visitors are invited to play an inning or two of vintage base ball! Bring a picnic lunch and make an afternoon of it.

Saturday, July 11, 2009, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday, July 12, 2009, Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Life on an Indian Agency
Come to the home of John Johnston and take part in demonstrations of many of the skills needed for the daily life of both Native and Euro Americans at the time that this was a Federal Indian Agency in the early 1800’s. A special feature each day will be a presentation highlighting second son Abraham Robinson Johnston, his life, military career, and his untimely demise in the Mexican War. Many activities will be hands-on so each visitor can experience first-hand how our ancestors made a life for themselves. This is an excellent event for the entire family. Bring a picnic and complete the day.

Saturday, August 15, 2009, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

An Evening of Feasting, Music, and Canawling
Enjoy a relaxing dinner in the Historic Indian and Canal Museum. Guests will then continue their evening with a twilight ride on the replica canal boat General Harrison as it plies the entire length of our restored stretch of the Miami and Erie Canal. Passengers will be entertained with dulcimer music as they experience the canal from an entirely different prospective. This unique opportunity is offered once each season and is a RESERVATION ONLY event so call either 800-752-2619 or 773-2522 beginning July 1 to book your passage by August 7. COST: $30.00/adults, $25.00/children 6-12, $25.00 & $20.00 for Ohio Historical Society members and Piqua Friends

Saturday, December 5, 2009, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

An Irish Christmas on the Farm
This very special holiday event begins with a dinner in John Johnston’s dining room featuring a traditional seasonal menu from the Johnston’s era. From there guests will visit each room of the home decorated for the holidays with an Irish twist. The Johnston Farm Mummers will present an Irish entertainment and the evening will conclude with desert by the fireplace in the winter kitchen where Johnston’s mother Elizabeth will share stories of her life as a single mother in Pennsylvania and Ohio. This is a RESERVATION ONLY event, so call either 773-2522 or 800-752-2619 to confirm your spot for this very unique holiday event. COST: $30.00/adults, $25.00/children to age 12, $25.00 and $20.00 for Ohio Historical Society members and Piqua Friends

Not a member? For membership information contact us at 773-2522 or 800-752-2619

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