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A Dutch oven cooking demonstration and a blacksmith demonstration at the Pioneer Village. History on A3. (Pictures sent)

The Friends of Beaver Creek State Park provides a hands-on, educational learning experience Sept. 16 in Pioneer Village for fifth-grade through high school students. The program, Living on the Ohio Frontier in the 18th Century, will consist of various programs revolving around this period. Included will be a visit to a real canoe camp, the art of calligraphy, demonstrations with antique firearms as well as tomahawk throwing, early textiles, blacksmithing, Dutch oven cooking and building huts. There will also be the fur trade between French trappers and Amerindians.

The program is only open by invitation and nomination by teachers of participating students. Teachers are encouraged to select students based on their interest in American history, their ability to stay focused, their attentiveness, and their willingness to enjoy this enriching experience. The program is open to 100 students from the region. Each local school district is invited to nominate 10 to 12 students with alternatives. The cost is $5 per student. Transportation is the responsibility of the school district or parents. The first program will begin at 9 a.m. sharp. Students must bring their lunch.

Submit student names by September 9 by calling Dan Lyon at 3310-853-9940, Cindy Lyon at 330-853-9960 or Deb Sciance at 740-632-1405. Students can also register by emailing [email protected]

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