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April

3 Revisiting the Ohio Frontier -

Take an afternoon and come along for a tour of sites that were very important before Ohio was a state. We will begin at Pickawillany and learn what archaeology has told us about the site. Next stop will be Gen. Arthur St. Clair?s Fort Jefferson. Then it?s on to Greenville and the site of Anthony Wayne?s treaty that began Ohio settlement. The last stop is Fort Recovery, a site associated with both St. Clair and Wayne. To reserve your seat on the bus, call by April 12, 2008.  To register call 937-773-2522 or 800-752-2619. $20/adult; $15/child; $15/OHS member adult; $10/OHS member child.

Address: Piqua Historical Area

9845 N. Hardin Road

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 773-2522 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiohistory.org

May

17 Piqua Historical Area - Ohio Historical Society - This site celebrates 2,000 years of Ohio's rich history from prehistoric Indians to the canal era. The focal point of the site is the 1829 restored home and farm of federal Indian agent John Johnston. Costumed tour guides and craft demonstrators provide tours of the farm area. Located behind the 1802 double-penned log barn is a 2,000-year-old prehistoric Indian mound.



Visitors won't want to miss taking a ride on the mule-drawn canal boat on a mile-long restored section of the Miami and Erie canal. Not far from the canal is the modern museum dedicated to Ohio's rich agricultural heritage.

Address: Ohio Historical Society

9845 N. Hardin Road

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (800) 752-2619 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: johnstonfarm@mail2.wesnet.com
Web: www.ohiohistory.org/places/piqua/

17 A Day for Dear Mother at the Johnston Farm -

Come to the Johnston Farm before the actual Mother?s Day holiday, learn a craft and take home a homemade 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 the gifts are completed, participates will be reunited to enjoy a Victorian tea. To register call 937-773-2522 or 800-752-2619. $15/nonmember adult and child; $12.50/OHS member adult and child; $5/each additional person.

Address: Piqua Historical Area

9845 N. Hardin Road

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 773-2522 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiohistory.org

25 Mother's Day At the Piqua Historical Area - Bring your mother on this special day and her admission is free. Guided tour of the historic site will feature the "womanly arts" of the early 1800s. Bring a picnic lunch and make this an afternoon event special for her.

Address: Ohio Historical Society

9845 N. Hardin Road

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 773-2522 (Always call and confirm events)

June

22 - 23 Rossville Museum and Cultural Center - This 1869 home of former slave York Ryal is a newly renovated monument to freedom. The displays tell the history of the 383 slaves freed by John Randolph of the Roanoke Plantation in Charlotte County Virginia, their journey to the north, and the injustices they suffered. Miami County and American Black History are documented from the 1700's to the 1900's. Exhibits showcase the Mills Brothers, contain African artifacts, and document the under-ground railroad in the area.

Address:
8280 McFarland Road

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 773-6789 (Always call and confirm events)

30 Father's Day at Johnston Farm - If your family brings dad or grandpa to the 1829 historic home and farm of John Johnston on this special day, let your father be our guest when the rest of the family pays site admission. Frontier games from the Johnston's era, such as hoop rolling and sack races will be fun for young and old. Also take a canal boat ride and visit the museum with exhibits that tell the story of the Eastern Woodland Indians of Ohio.

Address: Ohio Historical Society

9845 N. Hardin Road

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 773-2522 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ahite@ohiohistory.org

30 Father's Day at Johnston Farm - If your family brings dad or grandpa to the 1829 historic home and farm of John Johnston on this special day, let your father be our guest when the rest of the family pays site admission. Frontier games from the Johnston's era, such as hoop rolling and sack races will be fun for young and old. Also take a canal boat ride and visit the museum with exhibits that tell the story of the Eastern Woodland Indians of Ohio.

Address: Ohio Historical Society

9845 N. Hardin Road

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 773-2522 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ahite@ohiohistory.org

30 Father's Day at Johnston Farm - If your family brings dad or grandpa to the 1829 historic home and farm of John Johnston on this special day, let your father be our guest when the rest of the family pays site admission. Frontier games from the Johnston's era, such as hoop rolling and sack races will be fun for young and old. Also take a canal boat ride and visit the museum with exhibits that tell the story of the Eastern Woodland Indians of Ohio.

Address: Ohio Historical Society

9845 N. Hardin Road

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 773-2522 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ahite@ohiohistory.org

30 Father's Day at Johnston Farm - If your family brings dad or grandpa to the 1829 historic home and farm of John Johnston on this special day, let your father be our guest when the rest of the family pays site admission. Frontier games from the Johnston's era, such as hoop rolling and sack races will be fun for young and old. Also take a canal boat ride and visit the museum with exhibits that tell the story of the Eastern Woodland Indians of Ohio.

Address: Ohio Historical Society

9845 N. Hardin Road

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 773-2522 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ahite@ohiohistory.org

30 Father's Day at Johnston Farm - If your family brings dad or grandpa to the 1829 historic home and farm of John Johnston on this special day, let your father be our guest when the rest of the family pays site admission. Frontier games from the Johnston's era, such as hoop rolling and sack races will be fun for young and old. Also take a canal boat ride and visit the museum with exhibits that tell the story of the Eastern Woodland Indians of Ohio.

Address: Ohio Historical Society

9845 N. Hardin Road

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 773-2522 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ahite@ohiohistory.org

30 Father's Day at Johnston Farm - If your family brings dad or grandpa to the 1829 historic home and farm of John Johnston on this special day, let your father be our guest when the rest of the family pays site admission. Frontier games from the Johnston's era, such as hoop rolling and sack races will be fun for young and old. Also take a canal boat ride and visit the museum with exhibits that tell the story of the Eastern Woodland Indians of Ohio.

Address: Ohio Historical Society

9845 N. Hardin Road

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 773-2522 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ahite@ohiohistory.org

30 Father's Day at Johnston Farm - If your family brings dad or grandpa to the 1829 historic home and farm of John Johnston on this special day, let your father be our guest when the rest of the family pays site admission. Frontier games from the Johnston's era, such as hoop rolling and sack races will be fun for young and old. Also take a canal boat ride and visit the museum with exhibits that tell the story of the Eastern Woodland Indians of Ohio.

Address: Ohio Historical Society

9845 N. Hardin Road

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 773-2522 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ahite@ohiohistory.org

July

4 - 5 Piqua Traders Gathering -

Traders and campers representing the site?s historic time periods will gather. Visitors are invited to stroll among the camps, visit with those who are here, and perhaps make a purchase or two. The 1862 Camp Piqua era will be featured with reenactors and a camp. Visitors are also encouraged to visit the Johnston home, the Historic Indian and Canal Museum, take a ride on the General Harrison canal boat, and bring a picnic lunch and make a day of their visit as they step back into the time periods that have been a part of this area?s rich history.  For more information call 937-587-2796 or 800-752-2757. Admission: $8/adult; $4/ child; $1/OHS member adult and child.

Address: Piqua Historical Area

9845 N. Hardin Road

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 773-2522 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiohistory.org

August

31 Evening of Music on the Canal - Enjoy a quiet evening ride on the canal boat General Harrison as it plies the entire length of our restored stretch of the Miami and Erie Canal. Passengers will enjoy music of the canal era as well as light refreshments. This unique opportunity is only offered once each season. Reservation are needed.

Address: Ohio Historical Society

9845 N. Hardin Road

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 773-2522 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiohistory.org/places/piqua

31 An Evening of Feasting and Canawling -

Enjoy a relaxing dinner in the Historic Indian and Canal Museum. Guests will then continue their evening with a relaxing 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 able to experience the canal from an entirely different perspective. This unique opportunity is offered only once this season, so call by August 9, 2008 to book your passage. To register call 937-773-2522 or 800-752-2619. $25/adult; $20/child, 6-12 yrs; $20/OHS member adult; $15/OHS member child, 6-12 yrs.

Address: Piqua Historical Area

9845 N. Hardin Road

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 773-2522 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiohistory.org

September

14 - 16 Piqua Heritage Festival - A celebration of pioneer life, this festival offers the chance to step back into the 1800s. Visit a Native American village, mountain men rendezvous or French and Indian encampments. See demonstrations of basket weaving, woodcarving, quilting, and soap, pottery and rag-rug making. more than 100 artisans showcase and trade their wares.

Address: Piqua Historical Area State Memorial

9845 N. Hardin Rd.

9845 N. Hardin Rd.
, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 773-9984 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: info@piquaheritagefestival.com

21 Rush Creek Gardens - Rush Creek Gardens is a family owned farm specializing in organic farming & community supported agriculture. CSA a unique model of local agriculture involving a direct growing and purchasing relationship between an individual and the local farmer. Customers pay in advance for a share of the farm's seasonal produce, and benefit from maximum freshness and nutrition.

Visitors to Rush Creek will learn how to adapt organic farming methods to benefit their own gardens. Learn to eat the best quality produce during the height of its flavor. Tour the gardens and then, if desired, a fresh treat from the garden can be enjoyed. Purchase a wholesome treat from the fresh "produce stand". Seasonal handcrafted items such as dried gourds are also available.

Rush Creek has 40 acres of pasture, fields, a running creek, annual and perennial gardens plus a reforesation project. Artificial chemicals, synthetic fertilizers and harmful pesticides are never used.

Group visits require reservations: Kristie Fisher, 937/778-9393.

Seasonal April - October

Address:
801 W. Snodgrass Rd.

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 778-9393 (Always call and confirm events)

28 - 29 The Maize - Get lost in the MAIZE and have fun! Local farmer Brit Decker joins farmers across the country as he creates an intricate maize pattern right in Miami County. Guests will love to walk through 6 acres of twists and turns that challenge their sense of direction, while providing loads of laughter and adventure.

Just north of Piqua near Johnston Farm at the Piqua Historical Area State Memorial. Directions on website. New design every year.

Seasonal - Labor Day weekend through Halloween.

Consider having a pizza party at the Maize. Call for details. Discount coupons available on the website (www.cornfieldmaze.com) - $1.00 off individuals; $2.00 off per person for groups of 20 or more. Field trips available for school groups, scout troops, church groups, company picnics -- by appointment.

Address:
Spiker Rd. at Miami Shelby Rd. West

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 541-9523 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ohiomaze@yahoo.com
Web: www.cornfieldmaze.com

4 North to Grand Rapids - Travel back in time and learn about the Miami and Erie Canal, from Piqua to Grand Rapids on this special bus excursion. The trip will include a ride on a canal boat, visit to a grist mill and stop at Side Cut Metro park. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy to day. Reservations needed/space limited.

Address: Ohio Historical Society

9845 N. Hardin Road

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (800) 752-2619 (Always call and confirm events)

11 - 12 Blackberry Patchworks, Ltd. - Located in historic downtown Piqua, this locally owned & operated quilt shop will make you think you've walked through the back door of a rustic cabin! This charming shop is full of quality fabrics, quilting notions & supplies, quilts & locally made handcrafted gift items such as pottery, wood quilt racks, shelves & furniture. Over 2,000 bolts of fabric! Demonstations can be arranged. Owner Phyllis Meiring. Group Tours welcome!

Address:
408 N. Main St.

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 615-0877 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: phyllis@blackberrypatchworks.com
Web: www.blackberrypatchworks.com

December

13 Christmas on the Farm - Step back in time and celebrate an early 19th-century Christmas holiday, complete with candles, games, story-telling and samples of holiday treats at the John Johnston home. Don't miss the traditional mummers play of St. George and the Dragon performed at the event. Reservations are required and spaces during tour times are limited.

Address: Ohio Historical Society

9845 N. Hardin Rd.

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (800) 752-2619 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiohistory.org/places/piqua

14 Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees - Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffees, a 4th generation confectioner, creates handmade chocolates daily & roasts coffee beans from around the world on site. Enjoy traditional chocolates, brittles, creamy caramels & fresh roasted nuts. You'll want to try the coffees, cappucchinos & organic teas. Your visit will provide an unforgettable experience for your taste buds in a quaint historic setting.

A visit to the coffee roasterary gives the unique experience of watching & learning about the coffee roasting process as you watch & smell the coffee beans roast.  You'll have a chance to browse the pre-civil war carriage house/retail store so you can share these treats with others when you return home. The Winans staff is pleased to assist you with gift baskets, corporate gifts & can ship for you.

The candy factory is located near historic downtown Piqua, a short distance from I-75, exit #82. Locally there are three retail locations: Piqua - 937/773-1981; Troy - 937/335-9119 and 937/332-7014.

Address:
308 W. Water St.

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 773-2388 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.winanscandies.com

20 An Irish Christmas in the Farm -

This very special holiday event begins with a dinner in John Johnston?s dining room featuring a seasonal menu from the Johnston era. From there, guests will tour each room to view 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 dessert by the fireplace in the winter kitchen where Johnston?s mother, Elizabeth, will share stories of her life as a single mother in both early Pennsylvania and Ohio. As seating is limited, call early to reserve your spot at this exceptional holiday experience. To register call 937-773-2522 or 800-752-2619. $30/adult; $25/child to 12 yrs; $25/OHS member adult; $20/OHS member child to 12 yrs.

Address: Piqua Historical Area

9845 N. Hardin Road

, Piqua, Ohio
Ph: (937) 773-2522 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: www.ohiohistory.org

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