Fall celebration at the Johnston Farm

PIQUA — On Saturday, Oct. 5, author Allan Ferguson will be at the Johnston Farm to share the history of US 36 and how it was part of a proposed coast to coast highway. He will be in the museum at 1:30 p.m. to share the story of little known part of the area’s local history.

In addition, there will be canal boat rides, smores, music, and a variety of demonstrations and activities for the family to enjoy during an early fall afternoon. New for 2019 will be an exhibit of antique tractors.

In the summer kitchen area, once again the many uses of the paw paw will be a feature of the afternoon.

The community is invited to join the staff and volunteers of the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency for this special Fall Celebration and take part in activities that will carry them back to an earlier time in Ohio. Visitors are encouraged to take time to tour the historic Johnston Home, visit the Indian and Canal Museum, take a ride on the General Harrison of Piqua, and learn more about the Pike’s Peak Coast to Coast Highway.

The Johnston Farm & Indian Agency is located 2.5 miles north of Piqua, Ohio just off SR 66 at 9845 N Hardin Road. Admission for this event is $9 for adults, $4 for students in grades six through 12, and free to visitors 5 and under plus Johnston Farm Friends and Ohio History Connection members. AAA and Senior discounts are also honored. For more information about the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency and its special events, or how to become a supporting member call 937-773-2522 or visit their website at www.johnstonfarmohio.com