Make Cincinnati History Part of Your Thanksgiving Activities

Make Cincinnati History Part of Your Thanksgiving Activities

Make Cincinnati History Part of Your Thanksgiving Activities

When joined around the dinner table on Thanksgiving, families and friends reflect on what they are grateful for. In Cincinnati Parks, we are thankful for the early inhabitants that called the Ohio Valley home over 300 years ago: the Shawnee and Miami Native American Tribes and the early pioneers. Discover their daily lifestyles with hands-on activities at these upcoming holiday-themed programs in November!

First Thanksgiving: A Ohio Pioneer Celebration

Saturday, November 17 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.) at LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Preserve
Discover how early Ohio Pioneers may have created a Thanksgiving celebration and explore how this iconic holiday has changed over the past centuries. Create a turkey call, try your hand at cursive with a feather quill pen and enjoy games that pioneer children may have played. Dress for indoor and outdoor activities. Fee: $5 per person or $15 per family (up to 5 members). Call (513)542-2909 by Nov. 15 for paid reservations.

Harvest Day Camp

Wednesday, November 21 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) at Avon Woods Nature Preserve

School’s out on this Thanksgiving Eve, so join us to celebrate the fall harvest. The camp, for children in grades Kindergarten – 3rd, focuses on the culture and daily lifestyle of the Ohio Valley Native Americans during the 1700’s. Children will enjoy activities including a hike, active games, storytelling, an audience participatory presentation, daily tasks of a Native American village and a homemade craft. Pack a lunch and dress for indoor and outdoor adventures. Fee: $20 per child. Register online by November 20.