banner_rotation
  • gen harrison oct 14_sm
  • housenewred_sm
  • IMG_3078_sm
  • IMG_4291_sm_sm
  • IMG_8039_sm
  • IMG_8358_sm
  • IMG_8358_sm_sm
  • Ive got my eye on you_sm
  • joe on boat_sm
  • IMG_4593_sm
  • IMG_4601_sm
  • IMG_4606_sm

Johnston Farm Gift Shop

exhibits
  • ArrowheadJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Canals of Ohio MapJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Cardinal Cookie CutterJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Compass Key ChainJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Indian Tribes of the US Postcard, LargeJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Powdered InkJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Indian Tribes of the US Postcard, SmallJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Ohio Presidents of the United States PostcardJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Presidents of the United States on ParchmentJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Quill Pen and Ink WellJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Reproduction Ohio CurrencyJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Rock CandyJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Stone RingsJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Stone RingsJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • US Flag and BaseJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Watercolor Print of the Johnston FarmJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Spinning Wheel Pencil SharpenerJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Spinning TopJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Ohio Cookie CutterJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Signatures of Six Nations on ParchmentJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Indians of Ohio MapJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Northwest Territory MapJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • State of Ohio Flag and BaseJohnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach
  • Ohio State Map, 1804Johnston Farm & Indian Agency/James Leach

 

Be sure to check out our teacher guide and aid below!

 


School Visits

The Johnston Farm & Indian Agency has been a very special place for different peoples over generations of Ohio’s past. It remains a very special place today. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and has been selected to house Ohio’s Historic Native American Museum by the Ohio History Connection.

Our interpretation of the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency focuses on Ohio’s Native American history, the relationship between the Native Americans and the European settlers, the lifestyle of one family on the Ohio frontier, the development of agriculture in Ohio, and the rise and fall of Ohio’s canals. This is one place in Ohio where you can see all of these parts of Ohio’s past tied together as they were in the time this was happening.

To help you and your students achieve an understanding of our site; we will do the following:

  1. Examine Native American cultures in the Miami Valley, and the relation over time with the European settlers
  2. Share information about the life of John Johnston and his family
  3. Explain the development, use, and decline of the Miami-Erie Canal
  4. Disseminate information to the public through our exhibits, educational programs, special events, and other interpretive activities

It is one of the goals of the Johnston Farm & Indian Agency to serve as a resource and interpretive center for area schools in the four areas of focus for this site:

  1. Native American relationships with European settlers
  2. Family life on the Ohio frontier
  3. The construction, use, and decline of Ohio’s canals

Schools are very important to this site. By offering teachers a program that fits their needs, as well as addressing the curriculum adopted by the State of Ohio, this site will be fulfilling part of the mission of the Ohio Historical Society.

Each visit can be tailored to meet the needs of the individual class. Teachers are able to select - based on the material covered in the classroom, and the time available or them on site - any combination of activities for their students. Activities they can select, include the following:

  1. Tour of the Johnston Home and Farm
  2. Johnston Farm & Indian Agency Site Museum
  3. Miami-Erie Canal and General Harrison canal boat

During their visit the children will learn about both the prehistoric and historic Native American inhabitants of the Miami Valley, as well as the relationship between the Native Americans and the European settlers in the 18th and 19th centuries in the Miami Valley. Children will learn the role of the Federal Indian Agencies in the early 19th century and John Johnston’s role in this story. They will also be told about what life on the Ohio frontier was like for the Johnston family, and learn about the construction, operation, and eventual decline of the canal system in Ohio.

If interested please contact the site at: 937-773-2522 or 1-800-752-2619 for more information. You can also email ahite@johnstonfarmohio.com

We want to work with you and your students so that your preparations before your visit, the day of your visit, and the follow-up activities all help to expand your teaching unit on Ohio’s early frontier settlement.

Untitled Document
© Copyright 2018 Johnston Farm & Indian Agency
     9845 N. Hardin Rd.
     Piqua, OH 45356
     PH: 937-773-2522
     Alt: 1-800-752-2619
 
  website design by CMD Technologies, LLC