Johnston Farm and Indian Agency, Piqua, OH Photos

The Johnston Farm & Indian Agency outside of Piqua, OH is now an open air museum run by the Ohio Historical Society. John Johnston was appointed Indian Agent for western Ohio (1812-29) by the U.S. government. He succeeded on keeping Ohio Indians neutral during War of 1812, so they did not fight for the British. Ohio is divided by a ridge across the state from which rivers run north to Lake Erie or south to the Ohio River. The Indians had long created a trail to portage two important rivers and John Johnston established his farm on that trail and promoted what was to become the Miami & Erie Canal (built 1825-45) from Toledo to Cincinnati. Johnston built his house in about 1829. Today Johnston's museum house furnished to the period, a restored mile of the canal with a mule-pulled canal boat giving tourist rides and a museum covering Indian and local history make up the attraction.

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House at Johnston Farm & Indian Agency run by Ohio Historical Society. Piqua, OH.Johnston Farm & Indian Agency House run as house museum as it would have been in 1829. Piqua, OH.Parlor fireplace with summer screen at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Portrait of John Johnston, U.S. Indian Agent for western Ohio who kept Ohio Indians neutral during War of 1812 at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
House (c1829) at Johnston Farm & Indian Agency run by Ohio Historical Society. Piqua, OH. Style: Federal.Johnston Farm & Indian Agency House run as house museum as it would have been in 1829. Piqua, OH.Parlor fireplace with summer screen at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Portrait of John Johnston, U.S. Indian Agent for western Ohio (1812-29) who kept Ohio Indians neutral during War of 1812 at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Parlor chair covered for summer protection at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Dropfront desk with cupboard at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Books & creamware pitcher at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Early American mirror at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Parlor chair covered for summer protection at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Dropfront desk with cupboard at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Books & creamware pitcher at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Early American mirror at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Portrait of George Washington at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Dining room of Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Tureen and early American foods at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Muscles & fruits at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Portrait of George Washington at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Dining room of Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Tureen and early American foods at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Muscles & fruits at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Dining room fireplace & mirror at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Dining room corner cabinet at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Blue & white plate which belonged to Rachel Robinson Johnston at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.John Johnston's flip glass for popular 18th-19th C drink at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Dining room fireplace & mirror at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Dining room corner cabinet at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Blue & white plate which belonged to Rachel Robinson Johnston (c1800) at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.John Johnston's flip glass for popular 18th-19th C drink at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Crockery cabinet at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Bedroom at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Bedroom fireplace at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Four poster bed at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Crockery cabinet at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Bedroom at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Bedroom fireplace at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Four poster bed at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Cradle at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Parchment naming John Johnston as Militia Captain at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Pewter pitcher & basin with shaving mug at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Dropfront desk & bookcase at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Cradle at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Parchment naming John Johnston as Militia Captain (1800) at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Pewter pitcher & basin with shaving mug at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Dropfront desk & bookcase at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Second bedroom at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Canopied bed & round table in second bedroom at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Basin & pitcher at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Portrait of William Allen Trimble Major of Ohio Volunteers in War of 1812 & later U.S. Senator at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Second bedroom at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Canopied bed & round table in second bedroom at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Basin & pitcher at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Portrait of William Allen Trimble (1786-1821) Major of Ohio Volunteers in War of 1812 & later U.S. Senator at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Cupboard at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Third bedroom at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Spinning wheel at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Chair with basket at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Cupboard at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Third bedroom at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Spinning wheel at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Chair with basket at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Bedroom fireplace mantle at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Sampler at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Bed with arched canopy & trundle bed at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Frontier mirror with brush set at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Bedroom fireplace mantle at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Sampler (1814) at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Bed with arched canopy & trundle bed at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Frontier mirror with brush set at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Kitchen fireplace at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Chair with fold down table top in kitchen at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Crockery butter churn & muffin pan in kitchen at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Collection of ladles in kitchen at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Kitchen fireplace at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Chair with fold down table top in kitchen at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Crockery butter churn & muffin pan in kitchen at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Collection of ladles in kitchen at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Ceramic pitcher & crock in kitchen at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Andiron & kettles in kitchen at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Dried herbs in kitchen at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Ceramic plates & bowls in pantry at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Ceramic pitcher & crock in kitchen at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Andiron & kettles in kitchen at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Dried herbs in kitchen at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Ceramic plates & bowls in pantry at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Mug & whistle at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Ceramic plate, pitcher & mug at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Brown ceramic vessels at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Ceramic platter & pitcher at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Mug & whistle at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Ceramic plate, pitcher & mug at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Brown ceramic vessels at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Ceramic platter & pitcher at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Eggs decorating a wreath at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Office off kitchen at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Oil lamp on desk at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.House & out buildings at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Eggs decorating a wreath at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Office off kitchen at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Oil lamp on desk at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.House & out buildings at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Cold storage building on pond at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Outdoor kitchen at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Interior of fruit kiln to dry apples at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Smokehouse at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Cold storage building on pond at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Outdoor kitchen at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Interior of fruit kiln to dry apples at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Smokehouse at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Barn with core log pen which held trade goods when farm was Piqua Indian Agency at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Outer protective structure of Johnston Farm barn. Piqua, OH.Original core of log barn at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Prehistoric Adena Indian mound at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Barn with core log pen (1808) which held trade goods when farm was Piqua Indian Agency (1811-29) at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Outer protective structure of Johnston Farm barn. Piqua, OH.Original core of log barn (1808) at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Prehistoric Adena Indian mound (1000 BCE - 100 AD) at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
General Harrison of Piqua, replica of 19th C canal boat on Miami & Erie Canal restored segment beside Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.General Harrison of Piqua canal boat replica at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Remaining segment of Miami & Erie Canal. Piqua, OH.Interior of General Harrison of Piqua canal boat replica at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
General Harrison of Piqua, replica of 19th C canal boat on Miami & Erie Canal restored segment beside Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.General Harrison of Piqua canal boat replica at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Remaining segment of Miami & Erie Canal (built 1825-45) (navigated 1827-early 1900s). Piqua, OH.Interior of General Harrison of Piqua canal boat replica at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.
Mules pulling General Harrison of Piqua canal boat along restored section of Miami & Erie Canal. Piqua, OH.Mules for canal boat tourist ride at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Museum building at Johnston Farm & Indian Agency built in form of General Anthony Wayne's Fort Piqua blockhouse style. Piqua, OH.Diorama of Indian Agent meeting American native at Johnston Farm Museum run by Ohio Historical Society. Piqua, OH.
Mules pulling General Harrison of Piqua canal boat along restored section of Miami & Erie Canal. Piqua, OH.Mules for canal boat tourist ride at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Museum building at Johnston Farm & Indian Agency built in form of General Anthony Wayne's Fort Piqua blockhouse style. Piqua, OH.Diorama of Indian Agent meeting American native at Johnston Farm Museum run by Ohio Historical Society. Piqua, OH.
Collection of arrowheads at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.Trade goods used in the Ohio country at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.Ojibwa bandolier at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.Roach headdress made of deer hair at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.
Collection of arrowheads at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.Trade goods used in the Ohio country at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.Ojibwa bandolier at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.Roach headdress made of deer hair at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.
Eastern woodland culture moccasins at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.Model of Ojibwa dome-shaped wigwam made of bent saplings & bark at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.Model of Micmac or Penobscot conical wigwam at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.Art tile with Indian face at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.
Eastern woodland culture moccasins at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.Model of Ojibwa dome-shaped wigwam made of bent saplings & bark at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.Model of Micmac or Penobscot conical wigwam at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.Art tile with Indian face at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.
Display of tribes of Ohio at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.Map of two primary canal systems of early Ohio at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.

Display of tribes of Ohio at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.Map of two primary canal systems of early Ohio at Johnston Farm Museum. Piqua, OH.


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