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Visit Log House and Blacksmith Shop

May 3, 2014 - September 27, 2014
Every Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Each Saturday from May through September, travel back to the 18th century to explore both the Log House and the Blacksmith Shop at Shawnee Prairie Preserve. The sound of hammers and anvil will be ringing as the smiths prepare new material for the Log House. The Pioneers in the Log House will be working on their daily chores just like in the 1700’s.

Location:
Shawnee Prairie Preserve
4267 State Route 502 West
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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Peace and Friendship Summit

July 24, 2014
5:30 pm

The Treaty of Greenville Bicentennial Commission and the Darke County Park District will host a Peace and Friendship Summit in commemoration of the bicentennial of the signing of the Second Treaty of Greenville in July of 1814. This treaty was crucial in stopping hostilities and helped bring an end to the War of 1812. The Summit begins with a banquet and a grand opening of the Park District's new Tecumseh Room which celebrates the lives and the contributions of the Native American tribes who lived in and visited the Darke County Area. On display this summer in the Tecumseh Room, thanks to a loan from the Kansas City Museum, for a limited time will be one of the three original silver peace pipes given at this second treaty signing, along with other artifacts owned by the Park District including the Kinzie Brooch and a George Washington Peace Medal. The Tecumseh Room is specially designed to be a hand-on educational experience. The banquet will include foods introduced by the American Indian as well as dulcimer music and a parade of period dress. More Information »

Location:
Darke County Nature Center
4267 St. Rt. 502W
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Deb Shiverdecker
(937) 548-0165
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Grand Opening of Bowery at Prairie Ridge Meadow

July 25, 2014
11:00 am

The Peace & Friendship Summit continues on Friday, July 25 with a grand opening of a bowery in the Park District's Prairie Ridge Meadow. The bowery is a reproduction of the structure under which the second treaty is believed to have been signed on animal skins. Immediately following the bowery opening, an Honor Ceremony will be held. State and Local dignitaries and Tribal representatives will participate with the presentation of wampum belts and Native American prayer and dancing. The event continues through the weekend with a schedule of demonstrations, speakers, storytellers and re-enactors as the summit merges with "The Gathering at Garst" event on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 & 27. More Information »

Location:
Prairie Ridge Meadow
151 Wilson Dr.
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Deb Shiverdecker
(937) 548-0165
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Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society: Coffee and Conversation Series

August 9, 2014
10:00 a.m.

Marilyn Graeff will lead the conversation down memory lane, reminiscing about Arcanum and neighboring communities. This is a fun time to share memories about people, events, businesses and places. We want to hear your stories. It is a great time, one story always leads to another. We hope you will join us.

Location:
Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society
123 W. George St.
Arcanum, OH 45304

Contact:
Barb Deis
937-678-7832
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Visit the Anthony Wayne Peace Council House

August 16, 2014
1:00 -3:00 pm

Discover why General Anthony Wayne built the Peace Council House and what purpose it served in the creation of the Treaty of Greenville. While inside the Council House, learn about the artifacts that were donated to represent the 13 tribes present during the signing of The Treaty of Greenville. House is located at Prairie Ridge Meadow across from Garst Museum and The National Annie Oakley Center.

Location:
Anthony Wayne Peace Council House
Prairie Ridge Meadow
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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