Working together with other regional communities and organizations has always been our goal. The partnership made with the Clermont County Park District in 2005 has allowed the Jennie Wade Media Center to go from a struggling seasonal project to a year round attraction as a part of the Chilo Lock #34 Park.
The Chilo Lock #34 Park Visitor Center and Museum has best been described as one of the little known treasures of the Ohio Scenic River Bi-way. Nestled along the shores of the Ohio River on Route 52 just East of Cincinnati it offers to visitors and residents of the region a place to rest, and walk and relax from dawn to dusk each day. The Crooked Run Nature Preserve, attached to the park, offers a variety of trails through natures own. Bird watching is at its finest.
Click here to check out all the park has to offer.
Opportunities to volunteer.
The Friends of Jennie Wade, through their members encourage the people of the community to volunteer at park sponsored programs.
One of these opportunities is during the Earth Day celebration presented by the Clermont County Park District Naturalist, Laura Hoople. Students in the region are asked to volunteer their time in a hands on activity called the Garlic Mustard Pull. For the past three year s the Georgetown Elementary students answered the call. Teaching the importance of volunteerism is a key focus of the friends and all of their members.
Neville Ohio's Bicentennial
Retelling the story of a forgotten riverboat captain was the focus of our partnership with the Neville Ohio's bicentennial celebration. The story of Captain John McClain and his wife Isabel would be documented through the work of the Captain's great, great granddaughters as they worked with the Friends of Jennie Wade in the Men of the River DVD. Pictured below are the Captain's relatives who came back to the area for the Neville celebration. Read the whole story by clicking on the link to
BB Riverboat's Lock and Dam tours for students.
Partnering with BB Riverboats in the 2008 and 2009 seasons brought a great experience to the region for young and old alike.
Augusta's Turning of the Leaves festival
This is the second year for our partnership with Augusta and their Turning of the Leaves festival. In 2009 riverboat rides ran from each location. 2010 offers a ride from the two locations in a restored trolley car. Who knows what is in store for 2011? In good partnerships everyone wins.