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Special Events

2017 SunWatch Lecture Series

The Archaeology of Confinement

From POW and internment camps to the origins of slavery in America, the tools and techniques of archaeology are providing critical insight into our history. Discover how ongoing research at various sites around the world is shining a light on our often-dark and unsavory past.

Lectures are held on the third Saturday from January - April. Lectures are held in the Prairie View room and begin at 10:30 a.m. Admission to these special lectures is FREE to the public.

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2017 Craft Series

February 2-23, 2017
1:00 p.m.

Ideal for homeschoolers, these weekly classes may be taken individually or in a series.

Cost: $8 for non-members; $6 for members.  Registration is required two weeks prior to each session. Call 937.268.8199.

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Spring Scout Day

Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:00 a.m. - noon

All 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.

Advance registration is required for the event. Fee: $6.00 per person. Call 937.268.8199 for more information.


Kids' Days

2017 Schedule:
  Thursday, June 15
  Wednesday, June 21
  Friday, July 21

9:00 a.m. – Noon
Enjoy a special morning designed for day care/child care providers and summer youth camps with children ages 6 and older. Stations are set up in the village and feature hands-on activities, demonstrations games, and take home crafts. Admission includes a beverage.

Admission is $6/child and $5/chaperone; reservations are required. Call 937.268.8199 to schedule your group.