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5/3/17 Wildwood Estate Tour 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Stories from the Stranahan Estate come to life in this leisurely walking tour of the outbuildings at Wildwood Preserve. Discover how continuing preservation efforts, lasting over 70 years, maintained the timeless beauty of the land to complement the Manor House. Historical photos and stories from former workers at the estate transport visitors back to Toledo's golden years.  
5/6/17 Homesteading: Planting Time (All Ages) 11:00 AM Pearson No Registration Required
  Calling all pioneers of all ages, the Johlin Black Swamp Cabin is open. Home life has changed in the last 150 years. It is time to plant the kitchen garden. Lend a hand or just explore.  
5/12/17 Preschool Pioneers: In Stitches (3 to 5 year olds) 10:00 AM Pearson Register
  Bring your 3 to 5 year old to the cabin in the big swamp for a fun history lesson. Discover the importance of sewing to pioneers families. Hear a story and compare and contrast tools and supplies needed. Explore the cabin to find things that were made with a needle and thread. Children will stitch their own special sampler. Register child only. Adult must accompany child.  
5/14/17 Mother's Day Cruise: Moms Ride Free 12:00 PM Providence Register
  On her special day, treat Mom to a Canal Experience. "The Volunteer", a replica 1870s canal boat, departs at 12:30 pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm. Boat trips last one hour. The historic Isaac Ludwig Mill and Providence Heritage Center are open free of charge. A fee applies for non-mothers to ride the boat. Call the ticket booth at (419) 407-9741 to purchase canal boat tickets or tickets can be purchased the day of the program at the ticket booth while tickets are available.  
5/30/17 Wildwood Estate Tour 2:00 PM Wildwood Preserve Register
  Stories from the Stranahan Estate come to life in this leisurely walking tour of the outbuildings at Wildwood Preserve. Discover how continuing preservation efforts, lasting over 70 years, maintained the timeless beauty of the land to complement the Manor House. Historical photos and stories from former workers at the estate transport visitors back to Toledo's golden years.  
6/3/17 Homesteading: The Doctor is In (All Ages) 11:00 AM Pearson Register
  Calling all pioneers of all ages, the Johlin Black Swamp Cabin is open. Home life has changed in the last 150 years. Lend a hand making some medicine, try concoctions and remedies, or just explore.  
6/10/17 I Spy, Cabin Style (Families) 2:00 PM Pearson No Registration Required
  The cabin may not seem that big, but this challenges is harder than it may seem. Catch some cabin fever as you spend an hour, or the afternoon, seeing to Johlin Cabin in new ways.  
6/17/17 Johlin Cabin Open House (All Ages) 1:30 PM Pearson Register
  Calling all pioneers of all ages, the Johlin Black Swamp Cabin is open! Home life has changed in the last 150 years. Explore and learn about how settlers endured the Great Black Swamp.  
6/18/17 Dad's Day Cruise : Fathers Ride Free 12:00 PM Providence Register
  Show dad who loves him most this year by treating him to a cruise on Father's Day. "The Volunteer," a replica 1870s canal boat, departs 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm. The water-powered historic Isaac Ludwig Mill and Providence Heritage Center will be open free of charge. A fee applies for non-fathers to ride the boat. Call the ticket booth at (419) 407-9741 to purchase canal boat tickets or tickets can be purchased the day of the program at the ticket booth while tickets are available.  
7/1/17 Homesteading: We all Scream for Ice Cream (All Ages) 11:00 AM Pearson No Registration Required
  Calling pioneers of all ages, the Johlin Black Swamp Cabin is open to enjoy. See how much home life has changed in the last 150 years. It is time to beat the heat with this historically miraculous treat. Join us any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, lend a hand with the ice cream making, or just explore.  
7/22/17 The Battle of Fallen Timbers: All Ages 11:00 AM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  In 1794, a battle for the Northwest Territory took place that would forever shape the direction of this country. Come learn the history, details, and consequences of the Battle of Fallen Timbers.  
8/5/17 Homestaeading: The Summer Kitchen 11:00 AM Pearson Registration Closed
  Calling all pioneers of all ages, the Johlin Black Swamp Cabin is open to enjoy. See how much life has changed in the last 150 years. Save yourself from the sweltering heat, cooking outdoors cannot be beat! Lend a hand while, the lady of the house cooks a meal over an open fire. Join us any time between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, lend a hand with the cooking or just explore.  
8/6/17 Chaos Comes to Town: 1851 on the Canal 12:00 PM Providence No Registration Required
  View what life was like on the Miami and Erie Canal during its heyday. Families games and activities are sure to delight. Save some time to stop by the Isaac Ludwig Mill and Heritage Center. The Volunteer Canal boat will have a special 1851 themed runs at 12:30 pm, 2:00pm and 3:30pm. Fee applies to ride the canal boat; tickets cab be purchased at the ticket booth the day of while available.  
8/20/17 Chiefs and Generals-Warriors,Scouts and Soldiers: All Ages 2:00 PM Fallen Timbers Battlefield Register
  Meet and talk to the people who fought the Battle of Fallen Timbers on the actual spot where it happened. In honor of the 223rd anniversary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers the Preservation Commission and the Metroparks are presenting a living history event at the Fallen Timbers Battlefield. Historical interpreters in period accurate uniforms and dress will be stationed along the trail to describe what happened there. Meet the people who made history.  
9/2/17 Homesteading: Let there be light (All ages) 11:00 AM Pearson Register
  Calling all pioneers of all ages, the Johlin Black Swamp Cabin is open to enjoy. See how much home life has changed in the last 150 years. Join us any time between 11:00 am and 3;00 pm, lend a hand with the open house activity or just explore. Thus Saturday Dip candles for the long winter nights to come.

 
9/8/17 Preschool Pioneers: Churn, Butter Churn (3 to 5 year olds) 10:00 AM Pearson Register
  Bring your 3 to 5 year old to the little cabin in the big swamp to learn about Ohio's own John Chapman, better know as Johnny Appleseed. Children will hear a story, drink warm apple cider, and use apples to make a craft to take home. Please register child only.  
9/30/17 National Center for Nature Photography on the Road: All Ages 5:30 PM Providence No Registration Required
  From Native American fur trade, to the floating superhighways of the 1850's to the rumbling of the steam locomotive Toledo as a transportation hub has influenced commerce growth both regionally and nationally. You're invited to the Isaac Ludwig Mill to view Toledo's history story  

 

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