Saturday May 18th, 2013 - Car Show
The site will host a car show featuring cars of all types and times, including motorcycles and antique tractors. Admission to both the car show and site are FREE that day. House tours will run on the hour at one, two, and three o'clock. The Indian Museum will be open from noon to four. There will be a single boat ride at 2 p.m., traveling the entire length of the canal. There will be a charge for the boat ride (the mules have to be fed!). Prices for the ride are $3 for adults and $2 for school age children. Come out and enjoy the site on a spring day!
Thursday May 30th, 2013 - Opening day!
SITE HOURS: Thursday and Friday 10 - 5:00
Saturday and Sunday Noon - 5:00
NEW HOUSE TOUR TIMES: 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00
GENERAL HARRISON CANAL BOAT TIMES: 12:30, 2:30 & 4:00
As well as opening to the public this day, we will also unveil the new Pickawillany Exhibit in the Indian Museum featuring items dug up on site during several field schools by Hocking College students and members of the Ohio Historical Society. They (the items, not the students!) have been cleaned and cataloged and are now back where they belong. Also included in the exhibit are objects belonging to the 18th century gunsmith, Thomas Burney, a survivor of Pickawillany, on loan from the estate of the late Dr. Alvin B. Salisbury, director of the now closed Museum of the Old Northwest Frontier in Lockington, OH. Viewing of this new and permanent exhibit is included in the price of admission. Be sure to watch for information about upcoming field schools and new items being added to the collection!
Saturday June 15th, 2013 - Johnston Farm Family & Friends Day
John Johnston’s family home will come alive with games and activities enjoyed in days past. Make this an early Father’s Day. 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.