Weekend in 1800's at Shawnee Lookout

By Mark Shuller - Email

The history of early Ohio's settlers comes alive during a Weekend in 1800's at Shawnee Lookout on Saturday, September 18th from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 19th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The historic Shawnee Lookout log cabin and school house re-create a scene of frontier life as visitors are welcomed by naturalists and the Society of Northwest Longhunters dressed in time period clothing. Visitors will enjoy an afternoon experiencing life as a settler family did with butter-making, corn-grinding, candle-dipping, blacksmithing and broom-making. There will also be flintlock rifle demonstrations, old-fashioned games and other vocations of the time period, as well as music performance's every afternoon by Tim Schaiper who plays dulcimer, tin whistle and bagpipes.

Weekend in 1800's is free and open to the public. Shawnee Lookout is located at 2008 Lawrenceburg Road.  A valid Hamilton County Park District Motor Vehicle Permit ($5 annual; $2 daily) is required to enter the park. For additional information, visit GreatParks.org or call (513) 521-PARK (7275).