SunWatch
 

SunWatch is one of this region’s treasured cultural and educational resources. Find out how you can be a part of this great organization.

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Special Events

2015 AIA/SunWatch Lecture Series: Underground Ohio

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Mark your calendar for the 2015 SunWatch Lecture Series, Ohio Underground.

Explore the archaeology of Ohio every 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 are FREE to the public.

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Spring Scout Day

Saturday, April 25, 2015
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.

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

 

 

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The Miami Valley Council for Native Americans 27th Annual Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow

Pow wowSaturday, June 27, 2015
11:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 28, 2015
11:00 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 available 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

SunWatch Native Flute Festival

 SunWatch Flute and Art Gathering

Friday, August 14-16, 2015

Enjoy performances by flutists from throughout the region, and sample American Indian foods including Indian tacos, bison burgers and corn. View beautifully crafted flutes and other offerings from arts and crafts vendors on the scenic grounds.

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.

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Fall Scout Day

Saturday, October 17
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.