Johnston Farm announces 2018 season


Site opens for summer on June 1

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Mike Ullery | Daily Call Wesley Burnside of Ft. Loramie tends to cooking at the primitive encampment during last year’s History Alive at the John Johnston Farm and Indian Agency.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Wesley Burnside of Ft. Loramie tends to cooking at the primitive encampment during last year’s History Alive at the John Johnston Farm and Indian Agency.


PIQUA — The Johnston Farm & Indian Agency will begin its 2018 summer season on Friday, June 1.

Site hours for June, July, and August will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The first special event of the year will be Family Days at the Johnston Farm, which will take place from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10.

That weekend, the Johnston’s family home will come alive with games and activities enjoyed in days of old. Allow enough time to visit the 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 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.

Make this an early Father’s Day gift since each dad or grandfather will be admitted free when accompanied by his family.

Regular site admission prices apply — $9 for adults and $4 for students. Johnston Farm Friends Council and Ohio History Connection members, plus children 5 and under are admitted free. AAA and senior citizen discounts are honored.

Other events this season include:

• History Alive at the Johnston Farm — Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15

• Evening on the Canal at the Johnston Farm — Saturday, Aug, 11 (reservation event)

• Fall Celebration at the Johnston Farm — Saturday, Oct. 6

• Christmas at the Johnston Farm — Saturday, Dec. 1 (reservation event)

Please note that some programs require advance registration.

The Johnston Farm & Indian Agency is located three miles north of Piqua, off State Route 66 on Hardin Road. Call 773-2522 or 1-800-752-2619 for additional information or visit www.johnstonfarmohio.com

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Wesley Burnside of Ft. Loramie tends to cooking at the primitive encampment during last year’s History Alive at the John Johnston Farm and Indian Agency.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2018/05/web1_070817mju_johnstonfarm_historyalive.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Wesley Burnside of Ft. Loramie tends to cooking at the primitive encampment during last year’s History Alive at the John Johnston Farm and Indian Agency.
Site opens for summer on June 1

For the Daily Call

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