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April 2019

Sheep Shearing

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Come watch as our sheep get hand sheared for summer. Pat and Harold Dorrell will be on hand to demonstrate shearing, spinning wool and to offer information about raising sheep. Pat and Harold are both retired educators who own Simple Soapworks and Farm Yarns. They travel the Midwest selling their homemade products! Stop in to see this special demonstration. FREE with park admission. 10:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

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Class- Horses 101

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Interested in learning about horses, basic horse care, and what life was like for a horse on a farm in the 1920s?  Join Farm Executive Director Leslie Martin Conwell as she introduces you to our horses.  Learn how to brush and handle a horse as well as tips and tricks to make your interactions with horses fun, safe and successful.  Since this is a hands-on class, there is a limit of 10 pre-registered participants, with a minimum age of 10 years old.  Class participants must wear hard shoes and long pants. FREE with park admission. 10:00am-11:00am.

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Old Fashioned American Radio

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Listen to the radio Saturday night! The National Barn Dance debuted on April 19, 1924 on the Chicago radio station WLS, the most popular in the Midwest amongst farmers. A much-loved program for over 26 years, the National Barn Dance featured music, comedy and down-home theatrical skits. Visit the Gibson Farmhouse and enjoy a program featuring the music and comedy of Gene Autry, the Zurick Sisters and the Hoosier Hotshots. FREE with park admission. 12:00pm-4:00pm.

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May 2019

Homesteading: Dairy Goats and the American Farmstead

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Angelia Mercer, owner/operator of Still Waters Farm LLC of Danville, IN, will speak about the significance of the dairy goat in the early American farmyard. She will have a dairy goat on hand for guests to see. This discussion will include a milking demonstration and address basic husbandry practices pertinent to dairy goats. FREE with park admission. 12:00pm-2:00pm.

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Native Wildflower & Plant Sale

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visitor’s Center, 4112 IN-225
West Lafayette, 47906 United States
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Sponsored by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, buy straight out of the greenhouse! Over 40 native plant species of wildflowers and grasses to choose from. For more information call 765-567-4919 or email JParks@dnr.IN.gov. FREE with park admission. Join us from 9:00am-4:00pm at the DNR Visitor Center.

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Heirloom Vegetable and Herb Plant Sale

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visitor’s Center, 4112 IN-225
West Lafayette, 47906 United States
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The Farm will be selling heirloom vegetable plants and herbs grown in the DNR greenhouse. Your purchase supports The Farm at Prophetstown. Stop in at the DNR Visitors Center to purchase your plants.  FREE with park admission. 9:00am - 4:00pm.

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Sounds of the Night Hike

May 18 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Put on your walking shoes and join us at The Farm for a prairie night hike. We will discuss local wildlife and predators on The Farm. Listen to animal sounds and guess what animals we have roaming the prairie. FREE with park admission. 8:30pm-9:30pm.

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Sears Home Exploration

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore the Gibson Farmhouse! As the largest mercantile establishment at the turn of the 20th century, the Sears and Roebuck Company boasted of supplying the farmer and his family with their every wish, want and need. Learn more about the history of Sears and Roebuck Company, its catalog and early 20th century household goods with a tour of the Gibson House. FREE with park admission. 12:00pm-3:00pm.

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June 2019

Family Day

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Please join us for a fun filled day on The Farm! We will have demonstrations, music, games, food, plenty of animals to see and more. Don’t forget to join us for the pie-eating contest at 12:00pm! We’ll have great music, too! Scott Greeson has performed all around the Midwest and will be playing his unique Americana style. Folk music in our barn from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Stop in and see a fabulous show! FREE with park admission. 10:00am-4:00pm.

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1920s Recreation on The Farm

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Enjoy the fun of indoor diversions at the Gibson Farmhouse. Test your skills at popular games of croquet, bowling (or tenpins) and horseshoes.  Learn to play the traditional games of jacks, tiddley winks, fish pond and jack straws or engage in a board game of Parcheesi or Uncle Wiggly. Free with park admission. 10:00am-4:00pm.

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