Dayton: New Dates & New Venues!
e are thrilled to announce Landmark Events’ return to the field with an expanded Ohio tour July 24-25. We’ve moved the tour to the weekend and incorporated some fantastic new outdoor venues and stories to go along with the wonderful Dayton sites of Carillon Park, Huffman Prairie Flying Field and the National Air Force Museum. We’ve added Chillocothe, birthplace of the great Shawnee Chief Tecumseh and site of incredible events involving two of America’s most famous frontiersmen, Daniel Boone and Simon Kenton!
|Teach Them Diligently has cancelled their homeschool convention in Dayton, however, we are committed to the tour as long as we have one guest registered.
WHAT ABOUT COVID?
We trust you to make wise decisions for yourself and your family without interference from us. We thoughtfully restructured the tour to include primarily outdoor sites and have upgraded our wireless audio systems so you won’t miss a word while being able to maintain a comfortable distance. Masks are not mandated on the tour, or in Ohio, but the USAF Museum is the only venue we visit that currently requires one. If you have specific questions, please contact us. 100% refunds available until the start of the tour.
New Venue—New Fantastic Stories!
Shawnee tribe Chief Tecumseh (1768-1813)
Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee Tribe was perhaps the greatest leader of native tribes in American history. He tried, with some success, to unite disparate groups to fight back against the encroachment of white settlers on Indian land and the subsequent destruction of native culture through the efforts of missionaries and pioneers. He led Shawnee warriors on several occasions against the whites and was killed fighting alongside the British army against the Americans at the Battle of the Thames in the War of 1812. Tecumseh was born in one of two towns called Chillicothe, traditionally thought to be near Xenia, and his life has inspired books and dramas, as well as the names of children, in admiration of his strength, character, courage and leadership.
Old Chillicothe (Oldtown, Greene County), Shawnee Capitol
Daniel Boone (1734-1820)
Chillicothe, or Old Town as it is currently known, was also the location of the imprisonment of Daniel Boone, the best known American pioneer of the colonial period, and for many years after. He was captured by Chief Blackfish and adopted into a Shawnee family, perhaps the chief’s. He lived peaceably for many months with the tribe. Boone’s ultimate escape and trek one hundred sixty miles to warn Boonesboro of an impending attack, have inspired writers and historians and has been memorialized in television, songs and movies.
Simon Kenton (1755-1836)
Simon Kenton, a red-headed giant, was the most feared and respected frontiersman, by the Shawnee and other tribes in Kentucky and the Ohio Valley. He too was captured and carried from village to village as the greatest war trophy a warrior could possess. He was subjected to a wild mezappa ride and numerous potentially fatal gauntlets. At Chillicothe, both Kenton and his good friend Daniel Boone—whose life he saved in battle—were forced through the gauntlet leading to the village. Kenton’s whole story would be the subject of stage and screen also, had he an east coast publicist as did Boone!
Come join us for fun and fellowship in Ohio. We hope to see you there!
1 Chief Tecumseh (Wikipedia.org)
2 Chillicothe, Ohio (Wikipedia.org)
3 Daniel Boone (Wikipedia.org)
4 Simon Kenton (Wikipedia.org)