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Members Only Back to School Celebration!
Saturday, August 1
Members—today is all about you! Spend the afternoon at SunWatch Village/Archaeological Park and visit the special exhibitions, Maize and More Than a Mascot. There will also be tours of the SunWatch's picturesque, partially reconstructed Village---in addition to more fun activities just for Members! Registration begins Friday, July 3!
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Light refreshments provided.
More Than A Mascot: Native Americans In Popular Culture
A Special Exhibition at SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park
Developed, curated, and presented by Public History Students at Wright State University. Artifacts and specimens provided by the Collections Department at the Dayton Society of Natural History.
Maize: Mysteries of an Ancient Grain
Opening June 2015
From your plate to your bio-fuel gas tank, maize has evolved over thousands of years to be one of the most crucial crops in the world today. You may see plenty of maize growing all over Ohio, but places like China, Brazil, Argentina, and India produce significant amounts of maize as well, making it a staple commodity for consumption.
This 1,500 sq. ft. interactive exhibition allows you to explore the importance of maize on a global scale and discover how scientists use this impressive crop to improve world food supplies. Then learn more about the history, evolution, and promising future if this integral plant.
SunWatch Native Flute Festival
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.
Fall Scout Day
Saturday, October 17
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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