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Special Events


The 2016 Harvest Dinner and Raffle has been canceled due to lower-than-normal response rates. Thank you to all who support SunWatch year-round, and we hope to see you at the site soon. 

Questions? Call 937.268.8199. 

Fall Scout Day

Saturday, October 15, 2016
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.


International Archaeology Day

Arch-Dig-SunWatch-210Saturday, October 15, 2016
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate International Archaeology Day and the Archaeological Institute of America!  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. Up for some games? Guests will also be able to try a hand throwing spear with an atlatl.

Winter Solstice Sleepover

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Friday, December 16, 2016

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: $30/person. For reservations, contact 937.268.8199, ext. 106.