Monday, September 19, 2011

ChipIn campaign

John Johnston's brick farmhouse was, most likely, built somewhere between 1810 and 1812.  In a letter from John Johnston to Henry Brown of Dayton, OH dated May 23, 1815, Johnston states;

 'I beg of you to send up W. Baker or some other good brick layer as soon as possible to examine my House and direct him to call and give McColough (sic) the person who built it information that he may attend.'

In honor of this and of the many other 200 year anniversaries the first half of this decade will mark for the site - John Johnston and his family making Piqua their home, Johnston's involvement in the war of 1812, the beginning of his career in Ohio as an Indian agent and many more, we are running a ChipIn campaign asking for donations to help further the site's mission now and in the future.  

For those of you who do not know what 'ChipIn' is, it is an online site dedicated to building a strong internet donation base for non-profits such as the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency,  For those of you who have enjoyed the site - in person and virtually through our website at - this is an opportunity for you to join in and become a part of the site's future.  As we all know, we are in a tough economy, but that makes small things so much more important - a walk on a forested trail, a stroll past a lovely old house, a ride on a boat down a lazy river.  The JF&IA provides all of this and much more, as well as continuing to serve and educate over 4000 school children each year.

If you would like to join us in this mission, click the 'ChipIn' widget on the right hand side of the page and...


The management and staff of the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency thank you.