2017 PROGRAM CALENDAR
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:30 PM – Reservation Event
* Fort Piqua Plaza Ballroom *
Teddy Roosevelt Comes to Piqua: An Evening with the Rough Rider
Join scholar/actor Gene Worthington as he brings to life one of America’s best known presidents, Teddy Roosevelt. Roosevelt will take center stage at 7:30 and share a wide variety of his observations on American life and of course politics. At the conclusion of his presentation he will answer questions first as Teddy Roosevelt, and then as Gene Worthington, the scholar/actor. This will be a can’t miss event. To confirm your spot for this evening of stories call 937-773-2522 by Tuesday, April 25. $25.00/adults, $20.00/Johnston Farm Friends and Ohio History Connection members.
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Saturday & Sunday, June 10 & 11, 2017, Noon – 5:00 PM
Family Days at the Johnston Farm
John Johnston’s family home will come alive with games and activities enjoyed in days past by families like yours. You can make this an early Father’s Day gift since each dad or grandfather will be admitted free when accompanied by his family. Allow enough time to visit the Johnston’s home to learn how the family lived, take in the Historic Indian and Canal Museum to gain insight to the lives of the first people who called Ohio home, and don’t forget to include time in your day for a relaxing ride on the General Harrison of Piqua and relive the time when mules pulled boats and the world moved at four miles per hour at the end of a tow rope. A special feature will be the official opening at noon on Saturday of a new exhibit by the Wyandot Nation sharing their story from the Removal period to the present time. This is the third in a planned series of six exhibits sharing the Ohio Native American history with our visitors. Regular site admission applies
Saturday & Sunday, July 8 & 9, 2017, Noon – 5:00 PM
History Alive at the Johnston Farm
Come experience Living History at its finest! Some of the very best reenactors will gather at the Johnston Farm to present an historical timeline of the years 1748 (Pickawillany) – 1862 (Camp Piqua). These years mark the period of the greatest historical significance for this land. The events that took place and the people involved all had great impacts on the course of both America and Ohio’s history. A wide variety of camps, demonstrations, and activities will take visitors back to some of the most exciting times this place has ever seen. The Johnston home, the Indian and Canal Museum, and the canal boat General Harrison of Piqua all will help visitors visualize a time long past. This is truly a don’t miss event. Regular site admission applies.
Saturday, August 19, 2017 – Reservation Event, 6:30 PM
Evening on the Canal
Join us for an evening that takes you back to the time the world moved at four miles an hour at the end of a towrope. We will begin with a hearty meal served in the Education Center overlooking the Miami and Erie Canal. After dinner guests board the General Harrison of Piqua for a twilight journey on the canal that is always full of surprises for each passenger. This is a RESERVATION ONLY event, so call early to book your passage for this popular once-a-year opportunity. $35.00/adults, $30.00/children 6-12, $30 & $25.00 for Johnston Farm Friends Council and Ohio History Connection members.
Saturday, October 7, 2017, Noon – 5:00 PM
Fall Celebration at the Johnston Farm
Have you ever wondered what the Miami and Erie Canal looked like in the fall? Join us for this special day of activities at the Johnston Farm. There will be two canal boat rides aboard the General Harrison of Piqua; one at 1:00 p.m. that will travel north to Lock 8 and return to the landing. The second ride at 2:30 p.m. will travel the entire length of our section of the canal to give passengers an idea of what canawlers saw in 1845 as they moved across western Ohio by canal boat. For those visitors who prefer to keep their feet on dry land, there will be a hayride at 4:00 p.m. Join the staff and volunteers of the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency for this special fall afternoon and take part in a variety of activities and demonstrations at the home of John Johnston as well as a tour of the home. Be sure to include a visit to the Historic Indian and Canal Museum. Regular site admission applies
Saturday, December 2, 2017 – Reservation Event
Seatings at 1:00, 4:00, & 7:00 PM
Christmas at the Johnston 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. Some special surprise visitors and neighbors will offer some entertainment and the evening will conclude with dessert by the fireplace in the winter kitchen. 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. $35.00/adults, $30.00/children 6-12, $30 & $25.00 for Johnston Farm Friends Council and Ohio History Connection members.
Not a Friends member? Consider joining the Johnston Farm Friends Council and enjoy unlimited daily admission, discounts to all of our reservation events, as well as discounts in our Museum Shop. A family membership is $30.00 and individual memberships are $15.00. Your membership helps support one of Ohio’s most visited historic sites.
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