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April 2019

Old Fashioned American Radio

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Listen to the radio Saturday night! The National Barn Dance debuted on April 19, 1924 on the Chicago radio station WLS, the most popular in the Midwest amongst farmers. A much-loved program for over 26 years, the National Barn Dance featured music, comedy and down-home theatrical skits. Visit the Gibson Farmhouse and enjoy a program featuring the music and comedy of Gene Autry, the Zurick Sisters and the Hoosier Hotshots. FREE with park admission. 12:00pm-4:00pm.

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May 2019

Homesteading: Dairy Goats and the American Farmstead

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Angelia Mercer, owner/operator of Still Waters Farm LLC of Danville, IN, will speak about the significance of the dairy goat in the early American farmyard. She will have a dairy goat on hand for guests to see. This discussion will include a milking demonstration and address basic husbandry practices pertinent to dairy goats. FREE with park admission. 12:00pm-2:00pm.

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Native Wildflower & Plant Sale

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visitor’s Center, 4112 IN-225
West Lafayette, 47906 United States
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Sponsored by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, buy straight out of the greenhouse! Over 40 native plant species of wildflowers and grasses to choose from. For more information call 765-567-4919 or email JParks@dnr.IN.gov. FREE with park admission. Join us from 9:00am-4:00pm at the DNR Visitor Center.

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Heirloom Vegetable and Herb Plant Sale

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visitor’s Center, 4112 IN-225
West Lafayette, 47906 United States
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The Farm will be selling heirloom vegetable plants and herbs grown in the DNR greenhouse. Your purchase supports The Farm at Prophetstown. Stop in at the DNR Visitors Center to purchase your plants.  FREE with park admission. 9:00am - 4:00pm.

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Sounds of the Night Hike

May 18 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Put on your walking shoes and join us at The Farm for a prairie night hike. We will discuss local wildlife and predators on The Farm. Listen to animal sounds and guess what animals we have roaming the prairie. FREE with park admission. 8:30pm-9:30pm.

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Sears Home Exploration

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore the Gibson Farmhouse! As the largest mercantile establishment at the turn of the 20th century, the Sears and Roebuck Company boasted of supplying the farmer and his family with their every wish, want and need. Learn more about the history of Sears and Roebuck Company, its catalog and early 20th century household goods with a tour of the Gibson House. FREE with park admission. 12:00pm-3:00pm.

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June 2019

Family Day

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 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 1:00pm-3:00pm. Stop in and see a fabulous show! FREE with park admission. 10:00am-4:00pm.

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1920s Recreation on The Farm

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Enjoy the fun of indoor diversions at the Gibson Farmhouse. Test your skills at popular games of croquet, bowling (or tenpins) and horseshoes.  Learn to play the traditional games of jacks, tiddley winks, fish pond and jack straws or engage in a board game of Parcheesi or Uncle Wiggly. Free with park admission. 10:00am-4:00pm.

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Homesteading: Beekeeping Basics

June 8 @ 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 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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Class- The Benefits of Local Meat

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Is there really a difference between locally raised meat and meat purchased from the store? We will discuss nutrition benefits, what it means to “support local” and learn about the benefits of knowing where your food comes from. We will have samples for guests to try, while supplies last. All meat will be 10% off from 10am-5pm. No additional discounts.  Free with park admission. 1:00 pm-2:00pm.

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