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July 2021

Class- Medicinal Plants of the Native Village and Farm

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Join us at the Coneflower Shelter as we learn about traditional uses for native plants found on the prairie at Prophetstown. Sample different teas made with plants found in the park. Learn about native plants that grown on The Farm and common uses for these plants. FREE with park admission. 1:00pm-3:00pm.

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Looking Stylish on The Farm: Tips From The Division of Home Economics of Purdue University

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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In the 1920s, Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural Extension offered workshops to rural township leaders on current popular millinery and dress styles. Stop by the Tenant House and hear the latest tips on wearing a hat, caring for your hat, and identifying the best color of hat for your complexion and eye color. If you sew, you might also be interested in learning how to make a homemade dress form. FREE with park admission. 12:00pm-3:00pm.

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Living History on The Farm: Chores in The Barn

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Travel back in time nearly a hundred years for a discussion with a farmhand from the 1920s. An actor portraying Henry Grey, a hand on the Gibson farmstead, will be doing chores around the barn and discussing work life. One topic on Henry’s mind is the increasing automation on Wabash Valley farms. FREE with park. 12.00pm-2:00pm.

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Iced Tea on the Porch

July 31 @ 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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Concert: American Folk Music on The Farm

July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Folk music first appeared as early as the 1920s, slowly gaining popularity during the Great Depression. Head up to The Farm and enjoy a family friendly concert by Scott Greeson. Scott and his band have performed all around the Midwest. Enjoy his unique Americana style folk music in our barn! FREE with park admission. 12:00pm-1:30pm.

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August 2021

Sears Home History Tour

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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The Sears and Roebuck catalog provided unprecedented access to household necessities and amenities. The availability of these factory-made goods lessened rural isolation and narrowed the differences between city and country life. Explore the Gibson Farmhouse, and discover the variety of household goods from the “wish” book. Examine catalog ads, and see the appeal of Mr. Sears’ innovative marketing. FREE with park admission. 11:00pm – 3:00pm.

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Who Worked on Indiana Farms?

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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The traditional workers on Indiana family farms of 100-160 acres were the nuclear family. What determined their tasks or chores? In the absence of family workers did neighbors or hired hands help with extra seasonal work? Large farms might employ a farm family to do chores all year long. What did farm tenants receive from the landowner in exchange for their labor? Stop in the Tenant House to learn more. FREE with park admission. 10:00am-3:00pm.

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Percherons on The Farm

August 21 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Kris Acheson-Clair will be at The Farm to show off her beautiful Percheron horses. Learn about these gentle giants, and have your photo taken with them. Watch a demo as the horses show how they would have worked on a 1920’s farm. FREE with park admission. 11:30am-2:00pm.

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September 2021

Country Fair

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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 for food, games, demonstrations, the Gibson Farmhouse, 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. We will have our annual pie eating contest at 12:00pm. $5 per car, plus park admission. 10:00am-3:00pm.

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Class: Wreath Making

September 18 @ 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. FREE with park admission.1:00pm-3:00pm.

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