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April 2021

Class – Broom Making: Cobweb Broom

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Join us in making a traditional cobweb broom. The very talented Bev Larson, will be on hand teaching the art of broom making. We will start with a long stick and add natural broom corn. Cobweb brooms are round and long and used to get the pesky cobwebs from places we cannot reach. A fun introduction to broom making. Various stick sizes will be available and choice of cord to tie (wrap) your broom with. $50 per person. Registration required. Call 765-567-4700 to book your spot. Includes park admission. 12:00pm-3:00pm.

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May 2021

Class: Raising Chicken – The Basics

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Interested in raising your own chickens? Learn the basics, benefits, and expectations of raising laying hens. Interact with our flock, in this hands-on class. FREE with park admission. 12:00pm-1:30pm.

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Preorder Heirloom Vegetable and Herb Plant Sale

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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The Farm will be selling heirloom vegetable plants and herbs grown in the DNR greenhouse. Your entire purchase supports The Farm at Prophetstown. This will be a preorder event only. Call 765-567-4700 to learn more about the sale and what is available. FREE with park admission. 9:00am - 4:00pm.

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Class – Potato Basket Weaving

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Bev Larson will be on The Farm teaching the art of basket weaving. The sturdy Potato Basket is a traditional round basket used for gathering potatoes after they are harvested. The two handles make it an ideal basket for carrying, and the reinforced ribs help it withstand stress. $50 per person. Registration required. Call 765-567-4700 to book your spot. Includes park admission. 12:00pm-4:00pm.

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Efficiency in The Kitchen: Labor Saving “Hoosier” Kitchen Cabinet

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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In the early 1900s “efficiency” experts applied scientific management techniques to domestic work. A simple piece of furniture, the stand-alone kitchen cabinet, promised to reduce the drudgery of never-ending kitchen tasks. Take a close look at the kitchen cabinets in the Gibson and Tenant houses. What were the features of the cabinets, and how did they take the place of the pantry/kitchen table? Are the promises of the efficiency described in the advertisements for the “Hoosier” kitchen cabinets convincing? FREE with park admission. 10:00am-3:00pm.

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Class – Crafting Treats for the Critters: Entertaining Animals

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Everyone loves treats and toys! Animals are no different. Let your creativity go wild and help us build treat toys for our animal residents. Join us for this fun activity and watch the animals enjoy your work. FREE with park admission. 11:00am-12:30pm.

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June 2021

A Step Back in Music History: The Life of The Player Piano

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Northside Music will be in the Gibson Farmhouse Parlor teaching us about player pianos and how they functioned in musical history. Guests will be able to try out our 1926 Gulbransen piano! Free with park admission. 12:00pm-1:30pm.

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Family Day

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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 11:00pm-1:00pm. Stop in and see a fabulous show! FREE with park admission. 10:00am-3:00pm.

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Cooking with Cold and Heat: Innovations in the Kitchen

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Innovations in the kitchen appliances often changed traditional ways of preparing food. Refrigerators introduced “cooking with cold” New sources of fuel for the stove, regulated heat temperatures. How were farm family meal recipes changed? What adjustments did the farm wife make in using a new appliance? How were the manufacturers’ cookbooks helpful and did they introduce new recipes? Free with park admission. 10:00am-3:00pm.

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Beekeeping Basics

June 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Enjoy a talk about beekeeping on The Farm, led by our volunteer beekeepers. Explore equipment and techniques from the 1920s to the present day. If honey is available, try different techniques of extracting honey from the combs. FREE with park admission. 11:00am-12:00pm.

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