PIQUA — John Johnston’s family home will come alive from noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 10-11, with with games and activities enjoyed in days past by families like yours.
Allow enough time to visit the Johnstons’ 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. 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, June 10 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: $9 for adults; $8 seniors and AAA members; $4 for students 6-12. Children under 5 are admitted for free, as are Johnston Farm Friends and Ohio History Connection members.
You can make this an early Father’s Day gift since each dad or grandfather will be admitted free when accompanied by his family.
Opening day for the public at Johnston Farm and Indian Agency is Thursday, June 1. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
House tours will be offered at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Rides aboard the General Harrison will be at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The site is now open to school groups and is available for scheduled group visits.
Johnston Farm and Indian Agency is located at 9845 N. Hardin Road, Piqua. For more information, call (937) 773-2522 or (800) 752-2619.