Fort Ancient’s September Fun Fall Activities

 Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve has lots going on during the month of September. Activity highlights include a get-close-to-nature theme with interesting photographic walks to creating mobiles from natural materials and traditional fall experiences that include the preparation and preservation of seasonal foods. Below are a few weekend programs that take full advantage of the coming season.


Nature Photography Walk

Saturday, September 9, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Learn the basics of outdoor photography from an expert as you watch demonstrations of practical techniques and enjoy a leisurely walk that will provide instant opportunities to use your new skills in the field. Bring your own camera, and learn more about picture composition and framing, choosing and capturing subjects near or far, lighting and exposure, and more.

The walk leaves the Museum at 2:00 and lasts approximately 2 hours. Visitors should plan to be at the site and prepared to begin the hike at the start time. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.

Included with regular admission; free for members.

Fort Ancient Nature Mobiles

Saturday, September 16, 2017
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Create a one-of-a-kind mobile using sticks, stones, bones, shells, feathers and other natural materials! Learn how to create an armature using sticks or bones, then work with our staff to tie your natural objects so that they balance and move freely. A wide assortment of forms will be available to choose from or participants can bring their own.

Program fee: $5 registration fee, plus regular site admission.
Registration is open from Monday, August 7 – Thursday, September 14

Harvest Gathering of the Crops at Fort Ancient

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Noon-4:00 p.m.

Explore Native American cooking methods and the preservation of food, including hands on experiences such as making hominy, stringing beans, and grinding corn, to name a few. Feel free to drop in on this activity or stay the entire time! There will be information and a lot of first-hand outdoor activity!

Admission to this drop-in program is included with regular admission; free for members.

Fort Ancient is located at: 6123 St. Rt. 350, Oregonia, Ohio 45054 – 513–932–4421/1–800–283–8904 Fax 513-932-4843. Fort Ancient summer hours are observed from April to November: Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: noon–5:00 p.m. *Closed Mondays except by appointment. Regular Admission $7.00 Adults, $6.00 Seniors (60+), $6.00 Students (6–17), Children under 6 and members are free. Outdoor admission (no Museum access), $8.00/Carload, Members are always Free! Visit for a complete list of programs and directions.

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