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A Year in the Life of a Pioneer Child Camp

Litzenberg Memorial Woods 6100 U. S. 224 West, Findlay, OH

It is 1847. This camp will break down by season the chores that pioneer children did, what school was like, the food they ate, and the clothes they wore. Pancakes will be made on the cookstove and eaten with maple syrup. There will be work to do in the garden, such as pulling weeds and […]

$32

Corn Husk Dolls

Litzenberg Memorial Woods 6100 U. S. 224 West, Findlay, OH

A corn husk doll is a doll made out of the dried leaves or "husk" of a corn cob. Children can step back in time with their friends at Hancock Park District to make their own doll. Afterwards, use fabric scraps from the McKinnis House to dress your doll just as the pioneers would have […]

$5.00

Indian Green Cemetery Talks: The McKinnis Neighbors

Litzenberg Memorial Woods 6100 U. S. 224 West, Findlay, OH

Join Hancock Park District and take a closer look at those buried at Indian Green Cemetery, located in Liberty Township, just east of Litzenberg Memorial Woods. In this program, you will learn about the neighbors of Charles and Mary McKinnis, pioneers who inhabited the 1847 McKinnis House. These will be residents who lived in Liberty […]

Free

Exploration Station: Litzenberg Memorial Woods

Litzenberg Memorial Woods 6100 U. S. 224 West, Findlay, OH

Hancock Park District is inviting you to an Exploration Station to learn about the history of Charles and Mary McKinnis and their children who lived in the now, 175-year-old home that still stands today on the Litzenberg property. Find out what you might see on this 227.7 acres which includes the property on the south […]

Free

Indian Green Cemetery Talks: The McKinnis Family

Litzenberg Memorial Woods 6100 U. S. 224 West, Findlay, OH

Join us as we take a closer look at those buried at Indian Green Cemetery, located in Liberty Township, just east of Litzenberg Memorial Woods. In this program, you will learn about the neighbors of Charles and Mary McKinnis, pioneers who inhabited the 1847 McKinnis House. These will be residents who lived in Liberty and […]

Free

Adult Moth Hike

Litzenberg Memorial Woods 6100 U. S. 224 West, Findlay, OH

It’s National Moth Week! This week celebrates our native moth species as well as a weeklong citizen science project to document local species. Help your friends at Hancock Park District document moths that live at Litzenberg. Learn about moth biology before going on a hike to look for moths on baited trees and a light […]

Free

Checkerboards Pioneer Style

Litzenberg Memorial Woods 6100 U. S. 224 West, Findlay, OH

Checkers has been around for 5,000 years. It was a game the pioneer children played in the 1840s. Join Hancock Park District in making your own checker board out of canvas and paint your own squares. The “checker” pieces will be made out of corn cob slices. While one set will be natural, the other […]

$7.00

Bat Monitoring

Litzenberg Memorial Woods 6100 U. S. 224 West, Findlay, OH

Join Hancock Park District to watch the five new bat boxes that are on the Activity Barn at Litzenberg Memorial Woods for bats leaving for their night’s activity. With the help of Hancock Park District's new hand-held bat detector, you'll be able to determine what species of bats live there or happen to be flying […]

Free

Globe at Night: Hercules

Litzenberg Memorial Woods 6100 U. S. 224 West, Findlay, OH

Globe at Night is an international citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution. This will be done by measuring the sky brightness of this month’s constellation, Hercules. Join Hancock Park District to learn the size and location of Hercules and also some mythology about it. Then turn to the night […]

Free

McKinnis Hunt

Litzenberg Memorial Woods 6100 U. S. 224 West, Findlay, OH

You may have been to the McKinnis House but have you found all of the hidden gems in the house? Using a clue card, join Hancock Park District as we explore the house and garden for a McKinnis House Scavenger Hunt. You might find something that you have never noticed before. Meet at the McKinnis […]

Free