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Events at Piatt Castles are made possible
by the Mac-A-Cheek Foundation for the Humanities.


The Handy Boys and Girls Series

Participate in games and customs from the 1880s

All three of holiday programs feature activities from the Handy Boys and Girls Books published in the United States in the 1880s.  They offer people of all ages an opportunity to play together, to explore 19th century holiday stories, and to share a unique holiday experience.  All programs are 90 minutes long.  Program fees are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-15

Sunday, June 30, 5:00pm
The Fourth of July in early Ohio
Mac-A-Cheek Castle

Make thunderbolts, whirls and winged fancies fly, hear a story about a local ceremony in 1840, play games, and make the cannon boom. 

The Fourth of July in early Ohio
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Saturday, October 26, & Sunday, October 27, 4:30pm 
Ghosts & Goblins:  Literature to Scare & Delight
Mac-O-Chee Castle

(event is tentative – to be confirmed by Labor Day)
Enjoy 19th century autumn outdoor games then enter the Castle for tales of gothic horror.  Featured authors in 2019 include ghost stories by Mark Twain and goblin poems by James Whitcomb Riley. Conclude with Halloween legends, a scary cellar walk, trick or treat and a bonfire (weather permitting).

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Moon Landing Discussion

Where were you when an Ohioan landed on the Moon?
Saturday, July 20, 10:00 am
Mac-A-Cheek Castle

No cost but space is limited.

Join others in sharing memories of that day 50 years ago when families gathered to watch the moon landing on television.  This informal discussion group will take place in the room where the Piatt family shared the excitement of the event.


Salon at Mac-O-Chee

The Third Salon at Mac-O-Chee 
Saturday, September 7, 5:00 pm 

Featuring recent research for a biography of Sarah Piatt by Elizabeth Renker, Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Sarah Piatt as a major war poet from the Civil War to the English occupation of Ireland by Sean Andres; and comments by Larry Michaels, author of The New World, Selected Poems of Sarah Piatt. 
There is no admission fee but reservations are recommended.   


West Central Community Concert Band

West Central Community Concert Band
Sunday, August 11, 6:00pm
Lawn at Mac-A-Cheek Castle

There is no admission fee but bring a blanket or chair.

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World War II Living History Program

World War II Living History Program
Saturday, October 5, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Lawn at Mac-A-Cheek Castle

Discover life on the line for both American and German soldiers in France during World War II presented by the Ohio Living History Association, WWII US Mech Forces HQ.

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