Piqua’s historical Johnston Farm receives $10,000 in CARES Act funds

Piqua’s historical Johnston Farm receives $10,000 in CARES Act funds
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PIQUA — The Johnston Farm and Indian Agency received $10,000 from the CARES Act to help keep them up and running this summer.

Johnston Farm, located on North Hardin Road in Piqua, is a museum that celebrates 2,000 years of Ohio’s history from Prehistoric Indians to Ohio’s canal era.

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As part of the CARES Act, some funds were made available to assist non-profit organizations who are suffering economically due to the pandemic.

The Johnston Farm is currently attracting about half of its normal crowd, but they say it’s about what they expected in times like these.

The funds congress gave to the humanities for cultural organizations will help Johnston Farm and Indian Agency with short-term core operating costs and will help keep the organization operating throughout the remainder of the summer travel season, stated a media release from the museum.

“Cultural/heritage organizations, like small for-profit businesses, are vital to the economic health of our community,” Johnston Farm said in a release.

“The Johnston Farm & Indian Agency employs staff, purchases goods and services from other local businesses, and helps drive tourism to our area.”