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Piqua Walking Tours

Jewish Cemetery & Hollow Park
Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:30 - 12:30 pm
Meet at main entrance to Hollow Park, located on Scot Drive, by Cracker Barrel
The walking tour will explore the Hollow Park area and go in to the history of the naturally spring-fed swimming pool and how the construction of Interstate-75 impacted the area.  The tour will include discussion of the park as it is today.  Next we'll visit the historic Jewish Cemetery site.  This tour will include a strenuous walk up the hill of the cemetery.

Johnston Farm Cemetery
Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Meet at the main parking area at Johnston Farm and Indian Agency, 9845 N. Hardin Rd.
The Johnston Farm Cemetery is filled with members of the Johnston family and this tour will be a fascinating look at their family tragedies and the challenges of living in Ohio in the 1840s.  Information about the family, their role in Piqua's development and how the cemetery is preserved today, will all be discussed.  This tour includes lots of walking.

"Go West to Wilder" Architectural Tour
Saturday, September 9, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Meet at the site of the former Wilder Intermediate School at 1120 Nicklin Ave.
This walking tour will look at the architecture of the homes in the twentieth century neighborhood surrounding the former Wilder School (1925) and discuss the development of the entire area.  Learn the fascinating history of the Nicklin Eagle and the many neighborhood businesses that dot the area.

The Unknown John Johnston & His Land
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Meet at the main parking area at Johnston Farm and Indian Agency, 9845 N. Hardin Rd.
John Johnston was a man of many facets and impacted many parts of Ohio and America's history.  This tour will highlight the varied aspects of the man, his contributions, and the rich history of the place he and his family called home.

Tours are $5.00 each, (or $15.00 for all four tours). 
Tickets may be purchased at the

Mainstreet Piqua office, 326 N. Main St. 
Call 937-773-9355 for details.

A project of the Piqua Tourism Council in cooperation with 
The Local History Department of the Piqua Public Library & Mainstreet Piqua, Inc.