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August 2020

Iced Tea on the Porch

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Tea has been a popular beverage for centuries and the 1920's was no exception. We will be serving up different teas for you to sample. Find out the many uses for tea and what common plants can make great teas! FREE with park admission. 12:00pm-3:00pm.

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Centennial Celebration of Securing the Women’s Right to Vote

August 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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August 26th, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. How did Indiana women participate in the long struggle to gain suffrage? What political issues concerned rural homemakers in the 1920’s? Visit the tenant house and join a lively discussion about early 20th century women’s rights. FREE with park admission. 11:00am-3:00pm

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September 2020

Bum Ditty Barn Dance Band

September 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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The Bum Ditty Barn Dance Band is an old-time string band based in Lafayette, Indiana. Robert Freeman (banjo & fiddle) is from St. Louis, MO., and started playing old-time music in high school. Cliff Harrison (fiddle & guitar) and Jesse Danner (guitar & banjo) are from Charleston, IL., and started listening to old-time music before they were born. The band's name gives you an idea of its style- a danceable old-time ensemble that conjures up the spirit of old barn dance programs. FREE with park admission. The band will play two shows, 11:30am-12:15pm and 12:45pm-1:30pm.

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Country Fair

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Join us for our annual Country Fair! Enjoy a fun day on The Farm, food, games, demonstrations, old fashioned car camping, the Gibson Farmhouse, and the renovated I. Floyd Garrott Tenant House, plus lots of family fun. Battle Ground Saddle Club will be on hand to show off different horse breeds and we will have trolley rides available. Our traditional pie eating contest will be at 12:00pm. $5 per car, plus park admission. 10:00am-4:00pm.

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Homesteader Yoga

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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In 1893 at the Chicago World‘s Fair Swami Vivekananda gave a speech and shared about Patanjali and his eight yogic limbed path and the practices of yoga began to spread throughout the country. Come find out more about this and some ways that homesteaders may have been unknowingly practicing some yoga on their farms. In this hour long yoga class, we will also discuss how you can incorporate some yogic/homesteading practices in your everyday life. We will close with a yogic meditation to spread love and kindness. Please bring along a mat or towel, water bottle, pen and paper and…

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Handkerchief Dolls

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Try your hand at making a handkerchief doll. These dolls have been made for hundreds of years. Learn the history behind the doll and take home your work. FREE with park admission. 1:00pm-2:30pm.

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Class- Make Your Own Wreath

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Use natural materials to construct a seasonal wreath. Learn weaving and flower arrangement skills from our gardener, Susan Wilson. $10 per person. Registration required. Call 765-567-4700 to book your spot. Includes park admission. 1:00pm-3:00pm.

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October 2020

A Spooky Evening in Film: Nosferatu

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Early films were undergoing big changes in the 1920s with the addition of sound. However, this silent horror classic would go on to be known as one of the best horror films of all time. Nosferatu, made in Germany in 1922, first made its debut in the United States on June 3rd, 1929. Join us in the barn for a spooky showing of this classic, including popcorn. Please remember the barn is not heated. FREE with park admission. 7:00pm-8:30pm.

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Class- Caring For Cast Iron

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Cast iron cookware is durable, low maintenance and improves with use. In this class, you will learn how simple it is to season, care for and use your cast iron. We will even cover ways to repair slight damage and get your old iron back on the stove. FREE with park admission. 11:00am-12:00pm.

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Corn Husk Flowers

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Volunteer Mary Anthrop, will be teaching the art of corn husk flowers. Enjoy this old-time tradition and learn the history behind this historic decoration. Take your flower home! FREE with park admission. 1:00pm-2:30pm.

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