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Early Morning Discovery Hike

December 2, 2014 - February 24, 2015
9:00 am

Meet at Shawnee Prairie Preserve for an early morning hike! There is something invigorating about crisp winter morning air! Join a naturalist and hike the trails of Shawnee Prairie each and every Tuesday morning. The focus will be on birds, tree ID, winter animal tracks and anything else that catches our eyes! Meet at the Nature Center parking lot dressed for the weather.

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

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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Longtown: A Reason to Celebrate African American History Month at Greenville Public Library

February 5, 2015
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Brought to Ohio from Virginia by the man believed to be his slave owner, African American freedman, James Clemens became the first man of color to purchase land in Darke County, Ohio. The founding father of the "Greenville Negro Settlement" now Longtown, in Liberty Township, Connor Keiser's fifth great-grandfather James Clemens, and the colored families that followed, established a strongly abolitionist farming community which would come to be one of only two tri-racial communities in the state of Ohio. Conductors on the Underground Railroad, and soldiers in the Civil War, Longtown has produced a proud people of great prominence, whose rich past we remember, and whose great triumphs we celebrate.

Location:
Greenville Public Library
520 Sycamore Street
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Deb Cameron
937-548-3915
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Garst Museum presents The Quaker Influence on Longtown and the Union Literary Institute

February 22, 2015
2:00 pm

The Quaker Influence on Longtown and the Union Literary Institute will be the topic for the Garst Museum's Speaker Series featuring Roane Smothers of the Union Literary Institute Preservation Society. Mr. Smothers will share stories and history about Longtown, Darke County’s historic tri-racial community. This year's topic will focus on the Quaker influence on the ULI and Longtown.

Location:
Garst Museum
205 N. Broadway
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Clay Johnson, Ph.D.
(937) 548-5250
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Westward Migration of the Lenape

February 26, 2015
6:30 pm

Lenni Lenape translates as Men of Men, The Grandfathers, The Ancient Ones. Where did they come from? What was their lifestyle? How did the white man force them westward? Join Darke County Parks as historical interpreter, Tom Franklin discusses the westward migration of the Lenape.

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

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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