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July 2019

Iced Tea on The Porch

July 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Relax and sip refreshing iced tea on our porch. We will be serving up different teas for you to enjoy. 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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Indiana’s Golden Age of Literature

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

If it is a rainy Sunday afternoon or a quiet evening after chores, it’s a good time to read a book! What were the literary choices found in the Sears and Roebuck Catalogue? For the littlest reader, the student, and to the adult book lover Sears provided inexpensive editions of best sellers, classics and educational material. Will you recognize a favorite book among the 1920s choices? Join us in the Tenant House for this special program. FREE with park admission.1:00pm-3:00pm.  

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Farm and Tippecanoe County Historical Association Membership Appreciation Dinner

July 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Farm is happy to partner with TCHA to say thank you to all of our members. The dinner will take place at the new TCHA History Center, 522 Columbia St, Lafayette, IN 47901. Meat will be provided by The Farm. Doors will open at 5:00pm and food will be available from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Come out and meet the staff from both organizations and enjoy a meal with friends. Reservations will be required. Seating times will be 5pm and 6pm. You must be a member of TCHA or The Farm. Please call 765-476-8411 extension 4 to make book your…

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Meet the Horses and Minis

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet our horses! Learn about our horses and get to know them. Have your photo taken with the horses. Enjoy time with these gentle animals. FREE with park admission.11:00am-12:00pm.

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Class- Medicinal Plants of the Native Village and Farm

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Native American Village as we learn about traditional uses for native plants found on the prairie at Prophetstown. Then join us for a stroll to The Farm to learn about medicinal plants used on the homestead in the 1920s. FREE with park admission.1:00pm-3:00pm

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August 2019

Baseball History

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Play ball! The popularity of baseball in the 1920s engaged both the urban and rural communities. From the major league contests to the pick-up games in cow pastures, baseball was a popular spectator and participant entertainment. Visit the Gibson Farmhouse and learn about Indiana baseball history and play a baseball pinball or board game.  FREE with park admission.12:00pm-4:00pm.

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Historical Baseball Game

August 3 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Enjoy a real, old time American classic! The Rising Sun Belle River Base Ball Club from Rising Sun, Indiana, will be on The Farm playing our community farm team, The Bo Janglers. See how different baseball was then to now. Hang out on our bleachers and enjoy this 9 inning classic. Food will be available for purchase. FREE with park admission. 12:30pm-3:00pm.

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The Tyranny of Housework: Keeping the Rural Home Clean

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Keeping the farmhouse clean seemingly included a long list of labor-intensive chores. How did new technology at the turn of the 20th century alter household cleaning tasks? Did new technology mean less work and more leisure time for the farm wife? Visit the Gibson Farmhouse and review the seasonal, monthly, weekly and daily cleaning habits on the farm. Help evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the new cleaning products and tools. FREE with park admission.12:00pm-4:00pm.

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Homesteading: Baking Breads

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Who can resist the wonderful aroma of warm, freshly baked breads?  Farm Executive Director Leslie Martin Conwell introduces you to tips and tricks on making homemade yeast breads!  White and whole wheat flours will be used, along with ancient grains to enhance flavor. Techniques taught will include kneading, braiding, “no knead-style” breads, and dinner rolls. Class fee includes all materials and park admission.  Participants must pre-register. Class limited to 8 participants. $20 per person, includes park admission. Call 765-567-4700 to book your spot.1:00pm-4:00pm

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Making Goat Soap

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Felicia Payne Nicholson from Patchwork Acres Farm will be demonstrating the art of goat soap making. Felicia runs a very successful farm business where she makes products using milk from goats raised right on her farm. She will demonstrate milking and the process of making goat soap. Guests are welcome to pop-in for this demonstration or stay for the entire learning experience. FREE with park admission.10:00am -2:00pm.  

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