SunWatch
 

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Special Events

International Archaeology Day

Saturday, October 18
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Celebrate International Archaeology Day!  Specialists will be on hand to discuss artifacts and help you identify the origins of hidden treasures found in your home. Experienced and knowledgeable guides will be available to answer questions as visitors take a stroll through this historically rich and picturesque Village.  Admission to this event is FREE to the public.

Scout Day

Saturday, October 18
9:00 a.m. - noon

Scouts DayAll Girl and Boy Scouts, Campfire Boys and Girls, and members of Y Adventure Programs are invited to attend a special morning at SunWatch set aside especially for them.

Held twice each year, Scout Days offer a variety of activities with different stations set up in the Village and Museum, including discussion of the "Green Corn Ceremony" and the center post alignments, playing games, participating in archery demonstrations, making a craft, using pump drills, and taking part in a museum wide scavenger hunt.

Advanced registration is required for the event. Fee: $6.00 per person. Call 937–268–8199 for more information.

 

 

 

Winter Solstice Sleepover

scout day

Friday, December 19 2014

Celebrate the winter season by reliving the experience of Miami Valley’s early inhabitants. Enjoy an evening of activities before settling in for the night around an open hearth fire as you sleep in a reconstructed house and rise to discover the Fort Ancient people’s way of tracking seasons. Registration is required; space is limited. Cost: $25/person. Contact 937.268.8199, ext. 106.

Past Events

The Miami Valley Council for Native Americans 26th Annual Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow

Pow wowSaturday, June 28, 2014
10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 29, 2014
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Grand entry at 12 noon and 6:00 p.m. Saturday, and 12 noon Sunday

During the Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow, the serene setting at SunWatch transforms with the beat of drums and the sounds and rhythm of American Indian music. For American Indians, Pow Wow is a special time to reflect upon a rich heritage and come into the Pow Wow circle with honor and respect for one another and the drum.

The event features both men’s and women’s dances, including the men’s grass dance and the women’s shawl and jingle dance, performed wearing full regalia. In addition, traditional American Indian arts, crafts and food will be available from vendors.

Admission: $8.00/Adults, $5.00/Seniors (60+) and Children (6-16), Free/Age 5 & under. Weekend passes are avialable for $15/Adults, $9.00/Seniors (60+) and Children (6-16), Free/Age 5 & under.
DSNH Members 1/2 price admission for this special event

Presented by: The Miami Valley Council for Native Americans