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Events

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

The Handy Boys and Girls Holiday 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, April 14, 3:30pm        
Old Fashioned Easter Celebration
Mac-A-Cheek Castle

This is a pre-season program as Piatt Castles do not open for public tours until Saturday, April 19, 2019

Make Easter cards, hide and search for eggs, play egg games from Germany and Ireland and have an old fashioned egg roll.  Examine toys and books and share your own stories about Easter customs.

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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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West Central Community Concert Band

Date to be announced
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

Tuesday, October 1, 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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