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May 2020

Bum Ditty Barn Dance Band

May 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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The Bum Ditty Barn Dance Band is an old-time string band based in Lafayette, Indiana. Robert Freeman (banjo & fiddle) is from St. Louis, MO., and started playing old-time music in high school. Cliff Harrison (fiddle & guitar) and Jesse Danner (guitar & banjo) are from Charleston, IL., and started listening to old-time music before they were born. The band's name gives you an idea of its style- a danceable old-time ensemble that conjures up the spirit of old barn dance programs. FREE with park admission. The band will play two shows, 11:30am-12:15pm and 12:45pm-1:30pm.

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Farm Scavenger Hunt

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Bring the kids up to The Farm for a fun filled scavenger hunt. Find all of the items on The Farm and get a treat! FREE with park admission. 12:00pm – 2:00pm.

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1920s Photo Shoot

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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By the 1920’s, photography had come a long way. Black and white photography was still a popular way to capture life’s special moments. Stop out at The Farm and get in the 1920’s spirit! Provide an email address and we will send you a digital copy of your photo. FREE with park admission. 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

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Story Time in The Tenant House

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Reading was a nice way to pass time in the 1920s, especially on the farm. Bring the kids over for a classic 1920’s story in our I. Floyd Garrott Tenant House. 2:00pm-3:00pm

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June 2020

Sounds of the Night- Full Moon Hike

June 5 @ 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 now and in the 1920's. 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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Family Day

June 6 @ 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. The TCHA History Wagon will be on site for guests to explore. Don’t forget to join us for the pie-eating contest at 12:00pm. 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. Stop in and see a fabulous show! FREE with park admission. 10:00am-4:00pm.

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1920’s Recreation on The Farm

June 6 @ 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: Bee Keeping Basics

June 13 @ 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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Master Garden Program

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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The 1920’s farmer desired a beautiful lawn and attractive gardens, the same as did his urban neighbor. What practices did Purdue University Agriculture Extension agents recommend to the farmer? How do early 20th century recommendations differ from today's suggestions for successful lawn and garden care? What can modern gardeners learn from the 1920’s practices? Visit the tenant house for a discussion on gardening and learn about Purdue Extension Programs. 10:00am-4:00pm.

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July 2020

Outdoor Games

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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The 1920’s was a time full of outdoor recreation to entertain families. Croquet was all the rage, following baseball and badminton. Enjoy these outdoor activities with your family and get a little competitive on The Farm. Free with park admission. 11:00am-3:00pm.

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