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September 2020

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 – SOLD OUT

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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Halloween Tenant House Tours

October 17 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Hoosier families in the 1920s incorporated harvest and Halloween themes in their fall gatherings. Games and decorations included traditional, homemade and commercial products. Tour the I. Floyd Garrott Tenant House, and hear about “Little Orphan Annie” and how “the goblins will get you, if you don’t watch out,” see the dining room set up for a Halloween party and play a traditional fortune telling game. FREE with park admission. 10:30am- 3:30pm.

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Fall Funfest and Barn Dance

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Stop in and celebrate Fall Funfest weekend! We will have fall themed crafts and activities for kids. FREE popcorn and cider will be available while supplies last. Food will be available for purchase. Decorate a mini pumpkin for $2 each. Scott Greeson has performed all around the Midwest and will be playing his unique Americana style. Folk music in our barn from 12:30pm-2:00pm. FREE with park admission. 11:00am-4:00pm.

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Halloween on The Farm

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Visit the I. Floyd Garrott Tenant House and Gibson Farmhouse and enjoy the 1920s Halloween decorations and the costume exhibit. The I. Floyd Garrott Tenant House will be decorated for a 1920s Halloween party! Staff will be dressed in costumes and encourage you to come as your favorite character and join the fun! For a $2 charge per pumpkin, pumpkin decorating will be taking place in the big, red barn while supplies last. Join the spooky fun from 10am - 5pm. FREE with park admission. Trick-or-Treating with the Animals was planned on this date, but had to be cancelled due…

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Class – Cooking with Heirloom Apples – SOLD OUT

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Cooking with Heirloom Apples- Learn how apples were a staple crop in the 1920s in Indiana, and the many unique flavors heirloom apples can add to foods. Try your hand at making a dessert and applesauce to take home! Several old-fashioned varieties will be available for class participants to work with and taste. Class instructor Leslie Martin Conwell grew up on her family's commercial heirloom apple orchard that was established in 1923, McClean's Orchard, and has cooked with and helped grow over 100 varieties of heirloom apples. $25 per person. Includes park admission. Reservations required. Call 765-567-4700 to book a…

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November 2020

Class- Making Lard Pie Crust

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Lard was commonly used in the 1920s for cooking and baking until it lost favor with the creation of processed products such as Crisco and margarine. Learn why more and more bakers, cooks, and chefs are going back to using lard for its superior flavor and because it isn't highly processed. Class participants will learn how to make a crust for that perfect holiday pie, and take their work home! $15 per person. Includes park admission. Reservations required. Call 765-567-4700 to book a spot. 2:00pm-3:30pm

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