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3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
(765) 567-4700prophetstown.org
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June 2017

Family Day

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please join us for a fun filled day on The Farm! We will have demonstrations, music, games, farm play sets, food, plenty of animals to see and more. 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 1:00pm – 3:00pm. Stop in and see a fabulous show! Horse drawn trolley rides will be available throughout the day $4 per person. Children 5 and under ride FREE. Free event with park admission. 10:00am – 4:00pm.

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Homesteading: Hereford Cattle

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come to The Farm to meet one of the best Hereford breeders in the country. Ted Hunt will be on site to tell you everything you need to know about Herefords and raising cattle. Ted is the owner of Hunt Bros. Herefords, and has been raising cattle since 1946.  Meet our cattle and enjoy a nice morning on The Farm! FREE with park admission. 1:00pm – 2:00pm. This event is part of our Homesteading Series. Enjoy 8 great programs for a reduced price of $50. Contact The Farm for details on this exciting series of classes.

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Homesteading: Dairy Goats and The American Farmstead

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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. This event is part of our Homesteading Series. Enjoy 8 great programs for a reduced price of $50. Contact The Farm for details on this exciting series of classes.

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“Chasing Clowds” Kids Triathlon

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Youngsters, join us for a morning fill with swimming, biking, and running!   The swimming portion has a fun twist because it’s held at the aquatic center, and that means you’ll be going down the tube slide too!   Proceeds benefit Prophetstown’s Interpretive Services Fund for Education, Arts, Culture and History Programs.  Participants receive a gift bag with performance t-shirt AND will be signed up for a drawing of fun prizes and more!  For more details, call 765-567-4919 or email amanuel@dnr.in.gov   Race begins at the Aquatic Center. Event starts at 9:00am.

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June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy a 5 course meal in the 1920’s Gibson Farmhouse, featuring fresh ingredients from The Farm. Socialize and make new friends! Reservations required. Space is very limited. *Vegetarian options available. Please specify with your reservation. $50 per person. Call 765-567-4700 to book your spot. 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Regular Menu- Spinach Salad/Strawberries/Toasted Almonds/Vinaigrette Local Cheese/Crostini/ Jowl bacon/Ham/ Rhubarb Jam Sliced Sirloin/Herb butter/Lemon Green Beans/ Cauliflower Crème Honey Glazed Pork Skewer/Shaved Brussel Sprouts Berry Clafouti Cake/Fresh Whipped Cream Vegetarian Menu- Spinach Salad/Strawberries/Toasted Almonds/Vinaigrette Local Cheese/Crostini/ Marinated Asparagus/ Rhubarb Jam Garden Sauté/Lemon Green Beans/ Cauliflower Crème Honey Glazed Vegetable Skewer/Shaved Brussel Sprouts Berry…

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Handkerchief Dolls

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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. 11:00am – 12:00pm.

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Hands-On History Day Camp

June 26 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Does your outdoorsy kid need something to do during their summer break?  Prophetstown State Park is offering a summer day camp for 7-11 year olds to explore different kinds of history – nature, culture, geology, and farm history.   Camp runs from Monday, June 26th thru Thursday, June 29th.  Cost is $50/child, and ADVANCED REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT IS REQUIRED by calling 765-567-4919 or email amanuel@dnr.in.gov  9:30am – 3:30pm.

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Hands-On History Day Camp

June 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Does your outdoorsy kid need something to do during their summer break?  Prophetstown State Park is offering a summer day camp for 7-11 year olds to explore different kinds of history – nature, culture, geology, and farm history.   Camp runs from Monday, June 26th thru Thursday, June 29th.  Cost is $50/child, and ADVANCED REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT IS REQUIRED by calling 765-567-4919 or email amanuel@dnr.in.gov  9:30am – 3:30pm.

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Hands-On History Day Camp

June 28 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Does your outdoorsy kid need something to do during their summer break?  Prophetstown State Park is offering a summer day camp for 7-11 year olds to explore different kinds of history – nature, culture, geology, and farm history.   Camp runs from Monday, June 26th thru Thursday, June 29th.  Cost is $50/child, and ADVANCED REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT IS REQUIRED by calling 765-567-4919 or email amanuel@dnr.in.gov  9:30am – 3:30pm.

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July 2017

Iced Tea on The Porch

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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-2:00pm.

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Sears and Roebuck Catalog Exploration

July 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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. 12:00pm – 2:00pm.

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Raising Shetland Sheep

July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bernie and MaryAnn Cripe will be on hand to share information on Shetland Sheep. Meet a ewe lamb! See examples of handspun yarns and clothing. Bernie Cripe will review how to raise happy and healthy sheep. FREE with park admission. 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

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Farm Dinner

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy a 5 course meal in the 1920’s Gibson Farmhouse, featuring fresh ingredients from The Farm. Socialize and make new friends! Reservations required. Space is very limited. *Vegetarian options available. Please specify with your reservation. $50 per person, includes park admission. Call 765-567-4700 to book your spot. 6:00pm – 8:00pm Menu- Vegetable Feta Tart/ Marinated Tomato Salad Crostini Two Ways- Honey/Walnut/ Goat Cheese and Beef Tenderloin/ Herb Aioli Braised Pork Shoulder/ Sweet Corn Pudding/Fried onions/Blackberry BBQ Sweet Pepper Duo- Beef/Bacon/and Corn/Green Chili/Cotija Lemon Cheesecake/ Blueberry Peach Sauce   Vegetarian Option- Vegetable and Feta Tart/ Marinated Tomato Salad Crostini Two Ways-…

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Homesteading: Beekeeping at The Farm

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enjoy a talk about beekeeping on The Farm, led by our volunteer beekeepers. Explore equipment and techniques from the 1920’s, to present day. Take a trolley ride to see our working hives! If honey is available, try different techniques of extracting honey from the combs. FREE with park admission. 10:00am – 12:00pm. This event is part of our Homesteading Series. Enjoy 8 great programs for a reduced price of $50. Contact The Farm for details on this exciting series of classes.

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Ice Cream Social

July 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Try our very own homemade ice cream! Made with eggs raised on our farm. This is a truly special ice cream experience. Supplies will be limited. $3 per cone. 12:00pm – 2:00pm.

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August 2017

Homesteading: Canning Vegetable Juice

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Back by popular demand, learn how to can your own vegetable juice. Our Executive Director, Leslie Martin Conwell, will be teaching this introductory canning class. Each participant will receive juice to take home. Registration required. $15 per person. Please call 765-567-4700 to book your spot. 1:00pm – 5:00pm. This event is part of our Homesteading Series. Enjoy 8 great programs for a reduced price of $50. Contact The Farm for details on this exciting series of classes.

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Musc of the 1920’s

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In the 1920’s, many farm homes boasted of a piano and a Victrola. Home entertainment was still very popular. Join us in the Gibson Farmhouse for an afternoon of musical exploration! How had the radio influenced musical interest? Who were the popular artists of the 1920’s? Try your hand at our player piano and listen to music from our Victrola. Free with park admission. 12:00pm – 1:00pm.

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Farm Dinner

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy a 5 course meal in the 1920’s Gibson Farmhouse, featuring fresh ingredients from The Farm. Socialize and make new friends! Reservations required. Space is very limited. *Vegetarian options available. Please specify with your reservation. $50 per person, includes park admission. Call 765-567-4700 to book your spot. 6:00pm – 8:00pm Menu- Sweet Corn/Tomato/Basil/ Bacon Vinaigrette Summer Squash Quiche/Arugula Salad Premium Beef Slider/Creamy Dijon/Homemade Pickle/Blueberry Slaw Braised Beef/ Vegetable Skewer/ Lemon Herb Orzo Chocolate Ice cream/ Raspberry sauce/Almonds   Vegetarian- Sweet Corn/Tomato/Basil/ Vinaigrette Summer Squash Quiche/Arugula Salad Grilled Beet Slider/Goat Cheese/Blueberry Slaw Spinach Stuffed Tomato/ Lemon Herb Orzo Chocolate Ice cream/…

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Celebration of Pork

August 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

New this year, The Farm will be sharing our love of pork with the community. Sample several pork themed dishes, learn how to make your own sausage and more! This event will be presale ONLY. Space is limited. Ticket price includes food samples of each featured dish and nonalcoholic beverage! Come hungry and pig out with us. $12 per person, plus park admission. Call 765-567-4700 to get your tickets. 6:00pm– 8:00pm Pork Fest Menu $12 bracelet- 1 sample of each listed item 8/19/17 6:00pm-8:00pm Classic Pork BBQ Slider Grilled Pork Burger Slider with Farm Pickle and Zesty Mustard Sausage Stuffed…

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Quilting Demonstraton

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Members and friends of the Old Tippecanoe Quilt Guild will demonstrate stitching on a quilt made of fabrics in Mid-19th Century style. Visitors are welcome to join in ad try out this traditional craft. FREE with park admission. 10:00am - 4:00pm.

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Butterfly Run: 5k Walk/Run

August 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Support the Guardian Angel Hospice organization! Join us for this unique event, which raises awareness of grief/loss and raises funds for Camp Angel and other family bereavement services. For more details, and to register visit www.guardianangelhospice.com. Race begins at the Prairie View Picnic Area. Event starts at 5:00pm.

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September 2017

Country Fair

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for an exciting day on The Farm! Enjoy great music, food, games, vendors, demonstrations, antique tractors, tour the Gibson Farmhouse, and the Battle Ground Saddle Club will be on hand to show off different horse breeds! Pie eating contest at 12:00pm. $5 per car, plus State Park admission. 10:00am – 4:00pm

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Homesteading: Raising and Caring for Rabbits

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hop on over to the barn to meet our rabbits! Learn about the New Zealand breed, get your photo taken with a rabbit and learn about general rabbit care. Great for kids!  FREE with park admission. 11:00am – 12:00pm. This event is part of our Homesteading Series. Enjoy 8 great programs for a reduced price of $50. Contact The Farm for details on this exciting series of classes.

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Archaeology Weekend

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Archaeology can help tell the history of a site or an event.  Join us for a look at natural and cultural displays that highlight artifacts and other items found at Prophetstown.  Hands-on activities for all ages. FREE with park admission. For more information call 765-567-4919 or email amanuel@dnr.in.gov.

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Pieces of Time: Archaeology on The Farm

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Examine early 20th century artifacts found in a privy at a Tippecanoe County farm site. What do the broken pieces of ceramics reveal about the life of the farm family? FREE with park admission. 12:00pm – 4:00pm.  

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Archaeology Weekend

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Archaeology can help tell the history of a site or an event.  Join us for a look at natural and cultural displays that highlight artifacts and other items found at Prophetstown.  Hands-on activities for all ages. FREE with park admission. For more information call 765-567-4919 or email amanuel@dnr.in.gov.

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Farm Dinner

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy a 5 course meal in the 1920’s Gibson Farmhouse, featuring fresh ingredients from The Farm. Socialize and make new friends! Reservations required. Space is very limited. *Vegetarian options available. Please specify with your reservation. $50 per person, includes park admission. Call 765-567-4700 to book your spot. 6:00pm – 8:00pm   Menu- Potato Leek Soup/Bacon Spinach Kale Salad/Butternut Squash/ Pumpkin Seeds/Vinaigrette Cherry Pork Loin/Sautéed Cabbage/Pecans Lemon Herb Chicken Quarter/Whipped Golden Potatoes/Roasted Carrots French Silk Pie   Vegetarian- Potato Leek Soup Roasted Vegetable Salad/Goat Cheese Arugula Salad/Pear/Candied Walnuts Wild Rice Stuffed Sweet Potato/Sautéed Cabbage/Pecans French Silk Pie      

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October 2017

Fall Scavenger Hunt

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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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Corn Husk Dolls

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Farm staff will be teaching the art of corn husk dolls. Enjoy this old time tradition and learn the history behind this historic toy. Take your doll home! FREE with park admission. 1:00pm - 2:00pm.

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Poultry: Preparing Your Flock for Winter

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Raising chickens and other backyard birds has become a very popular trend in the past year. Learn how to take care of your flock in the changing weather conditions, as well as general flock health. Know what to look for and what to expect! FREE with park admission. 12:00pm - 1:00pm.

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Fall Funfest: A Harvest Celebration

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a weekend of fun fall festivities - Halloween activities in the campground, fun at The Farm, a hike  to see scarecrows along the bicycle trail, a hayride through the prairie, or take a step back in time at the Native American village to enjoy a harvest celebration.  FREE with park admission. For more information, call 765-567-4919 or email amanuel@dnr.in.gov  

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Fall Funfest on The Farm

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Stop in and celebrate Fall Funfest weekend. Try your hand at making a corn husk doll or a fun mask! We will have FREE popcorn and cider available. Decorate a mini pumpkin for $2 each. Free with park admission. 11:00pm – 3:00pm

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Fall Funfest: A Harvest Celebration

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a weekend of fun fall festivities - Halloween activities in the campground, fun at The Farm, a hike  to see scarecrows along the bicycle trail, a hayride through the prairie, or take a step back in time at the Native American village to enjoy a harvest celebration.  FREE with park admission. For more information, call 765-567-4919 or email amanuel@dnr.in.gov  

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Barn Dance and Harvest Celebration

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for our annual Barn Dance and help us celebrate the harvest of our crops! Scott Greeson shares his musical talents all over the Midwest, but will be performing in our barn from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. We will have a silent auction to support The Farm and activities for children. Come hungry, as we will have our very own farm chili for sale, as well as pumpkin and French silk pie. Bring your camper chair for extra seating. Enjoy this annual evening of family fun! $5 per car, plus park admission. Trolley rides will be available for $3 per…

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Fall Funfest: A Harvest Celebration

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a weekend of fun fall festivities - Halloween activities in the campground, fun at The Farm, a hike  to see scarecrows along the bicycle trail, a hayride through the prairie, or take a step back in time at the Native American village to enjoy a harvest celebration.  FREE with park admission. For more information, call 765-567-4919 or email amanuel@dnr.in.gov  

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Farm Dinner

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy a 5 course meal in the 1920’s Gibson Farmhouse, featuring fresh ingredients from The Farm. Socialize and make new friends! Reservations required. Space is very limited. *Vegetarian options available. Please specify with your reservation. $50 per person, includes park admission. Call 765-567-4700 to book your spot. 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Trick-Or-Treating with the Animals

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come dressed in your costume and share this festive weekend with our animals. Find each station on The Farm and receive a treat. Learn about how trick-or-treating came to be. Several of our animals will be in costume, so don’t miss this fun event! Free with park admission. 1:00pm – 3:00PM

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November 2017

Celebrate Veterans Day

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Remember the lives of American servicemen and their families in World War I. Hear the words of a young Tippecanoe soldier exchanged between him and his father. Reflect on the tragedy and triumph of their long ago sacrifice. Free with park admission. 10:00am – 11:00am.

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December 2017

Egg Ornaments

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to make beautiful ornaments from real eggs! We will use duck eggs, raised right on our farm. These ornaments make beautiful gifts. Registration required. $5 per person. Call 765-567-4700 to book your spot. 11:00am – 12:00pm.

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Christmas Traditions

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Red was the popular color choice for Christmas decorations in the 1920’s, but were electric lights or candles used on Christmas trees? Did friends exchange postcards or greeting cards? Visit the Gibson farmhouse to experience a 1920’s Christmas. Learn how to make traditional 1920’s paper decorations and feature them on your tree! Registration required. $5 per person. Call 765-567-4700 to book your spot. 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

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