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Special Events

Winter Solstice Sleepover

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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.

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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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