Saturday, November 2, 2013

So the site is closed for the winter - what happens when we're not there?

Ever wonder what happens at the Johnston Farm and Indian Agency when the gates are closed for the wild wintry months?  This winter Gedney and DeFrees, our intrepid, roving and squeaking reporters - will keep you up to date with their periodic reports from a mouse-eye view. 

For those of you who have been to the site in the last several years, you will recognize this pair as two of our mouse hunt mice.  They have forsaken their cozy lodgings in the book in the boy's room and on the dressing table in the Johnston girls' room to bring you updates on what's going on in the Johnston farmhouse, outbuildings, and the Indian Museum. 

Be sure to check back periodically to share in their adventures - and to see if they ever find any cheese!

See what you missed in 2013?

Images from our August, September and October events!  Lots happening.  Be sure to check out our 2014 Happenings for the new season's events so you are sure to join in the fun!

Images showcase some of our wonderful and dedicated volunteers.  Thanks so much!

Bekah Akins and Kelsey Shepherd

Leah Frazier with Bekah

Chris Carrol and Chandler

John Heater

Leslise and Harmony Arendt

Tim Mann and Maven

Jennifer  McConkey

Carol and Jim Hess

Johnston descendant, Julia Patterson Chesire

Thanks to all of our other volunteers not shown as well!  Jean Wilhelm, Nancy Weatherhed, Mary Beth Aust-Keefer, the Arendt sisters, Rachel McConkey and everyone else I forgot! 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Life on an Indian Agency

This year our Indian Agency event focused on the spring and summer of 1812.  In March of 1812, John Johnston's impressive brick home officially became an Indian Agency - a place of haven and help for the Native Americans in his care during the war.  This transformed the Johnston's life, changing forever the destiny of their family.

Here are some of the sights of the weekend -





Be sure to join us next year!