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! 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Virtual June

Our July event is nearly upon us.  Come out and join us this weekend as we continue an exciting summer.  Attendance numbers are up!  Come out and be one of those who count!!
Images of our June event 2013
Fun for the family
Music on the back porch with the Arendt sisters 

Leah explains the joys of 18th century underpinnings.

Music on the shed porch

Bed keys and bed bugs!
Interpreter and crafts demonstartor Sheri spins her yarn
Always something to learn
Opening of the Patterson Brothers exhibit

Julia Patterson Chesire, a descendant of John Johnston's daughter, Julia Johnston Patterson, contemplates the portrait of her ancestor along with Andy Hite, site manager, Jim Oda, president of the Johnston Farm Friends Council, and a friend.

Mrs. Chesire and historical consultant, Lisa, chat with Marla Fair, house interpreter, in front of the Patterson exhibit housed in the main hall of the Johnston Farmhouse.

Mrs. Chesire shares a laugh with site volunteer Pat McGrew and Lisa.
Opening of the Pickawillany Objects exhibit

        Mrs. Chesire explores the Pickawillany exhibit located in the Indian Museum along with Lisa and site manager, Andy Hite.