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Peace and Friendship Summit
The Treaty of Greenville Bicentennial Commission and the Darke County Park District will host a Peace and Friendship Summit in commemoration of the bicentennial of the signing of the Second Treaty of Greenville in July of 1814. This treaty was crucial in stopping hostilities and helped bring an end to the War of 1812. The Summit begins with a banquet and a grand opening of the Park District's new Tecumseh Room which celebrates the lives and the contributions of the Native American tribes who lived in and visited the Darke County Area. On display this summer in the Tecumseh Room, thanks to a loan from the Kansas City Museum, for a limited time will be one of the three original silver peace pipes given at this second treaty signing, along with other artifacts owned by the Park District including the Kinzie Brooch and a George Washington Peace Medal. The Tecumseh Room is specially designed to be a hand-on educational experience. The banquet will include foods introduced by the American Indian as well as dulcimer music and a parade of period dress.

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Darke County Nature Center 4267 St. Rt. 502W Greenville, OH 45331
Grand Opening of Bowery at Prairie Ridge Meadow
The Peace and Friendship Summit continues on Friday, July 25 with a grand opening of a bowery in the Park District's Prairie Ridge Meadow. The bowery is a reproduction of the structure under which the second treaty is believed to have been signed on animal skins. Immediately following the bowery opening, an Honor Ceremony will be held. State and Local dignitaries and Tribal representatives will participate with the presentation of wampum belts and Native American prayer and dancing. The event continues through the weekend with a schedule of demonstrations, speakers, storytellers and re-enactors as the summit merges with "The Gathering at Garst" event on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27.

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Prairie Ridge Meadow 151 Wilson Dr. Greenville, OH 45331
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