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PIQUA — Experience living history right here in Miami County.

Reenactors will gather from noon to 5 p.m. July 11-12 at the Johnston Farm to present an historical timeline of the years 1748 (Pickawillany) to 1862 (Camp Piqua).

These years mark the period of the greatest historical significance for this land. The events that took place and the people involved all had great impacts on the course of both America and Ohio’s history.

A variety of camps, demonstrations, and activities will take visitors back to some of the most exciting times Piqua has ever seen. The Johnston Home, the Indian and Canal Museum, and the canal boat General Harrison of Piqua all will help visitors visualize a time long past.

On Sunday at 1 p.m., the Tipp City Canal Jumpers will bring 1860’s base ball back to the Johnston Farm as fielders, strikers, and the behind show participants the beginnings of America’s pastime.

Regular site admission applies: $9 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, AAA and senior discounts honored, free for Johnston Farm Friends and Ohio History Connection members, and children 5 and under.

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