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Visit the Log House and Blacksmith Shop at Shawnee Prairie

May 2, 2015 - September 26, 2015
Saturdays, 1-4pm, May through September

Have you ever wondered what life would have been like during 1790-1810? Could you imagine living in a Log House or working in a Blacksmith Shop? Come visit the pioneers and blacksmith on Saturday afternoons as volunteers interpret what life was like on the prairie years ago. You will learn day-to-day life, skills and chores of the time and see the blacksmith working.

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

Contact:
Naturalist
937.548.0165
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Prairie Days

September 26, 2015 - September 27, 2015
10-5 Saturday; 12-5 Sunday

You're invited to Prairie Days! Enjoy a weekend celebrating prairies and the pioneer way of life! See apple butter being made over the fire, play children’s pioneer games, take a horse and wagon ride, compete in foot races and seed-spitting contests, view local artists’ works, listen to and enjoy live music and entertainment. Sit-a-spell with the pioneer volunteers in the 200 year old Log House as they demonstrate many skills such as spinning, leather work and making butter. Try your hand at candle-dipping, tinsmithing or take a wagon ride around the prairie. Take a stroll through the 18th century encampment and watch a tomahawk and knife throwing competition. Visit the Blacksmith Shop to see the master blacksmith working around the forge. And what is a festival without food? Take a load off as you enjoy fresh produce from Downing’s Fruit Farm or visit one of the many non-profit vendors. Participate in a pie-baking contest, try your luck at the annual basket raffle, and so much more. New this year, vendors from the regional Gourd Society will have their artwork on display. Admission and parking are FREE! Transportation from the main parking areas will once again be provided by Greenville Transit System (GTS). Parking areas will be well marked with plenty of signage. Handicap parking will be held in the paved lot at the Nature Center (please be sure to have your Handicap Placard visible).

Location:
Shawnee Prairie Preserve
4267 St. Rt. 502 W
Greenville, OH 45331

Contact:
Naturalist
(937) 548-0165
Contact By Email
View Website