Historic Trades Classes
Spring & Summer 2013 Schedule
Call Guest Services at 317.776.6006 for reservations and more information.
Fun in the Forge
Saturday, June 1
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
$95 ($90 Conner Prairie member)
Max. 6 students
Be a blacksmith for a day. Learn to heat metal in a coal forge and shape it on an anvil. You will have the opportunity to complete several simple projects such as barbeque skewers, a flint and steel firestarter (with instructions on how to use it) and a dinner bell. All tools and materials will be provided. Ages 14+
Timber Framing Tricks
Saturday, June 22
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
$150 ($140 Conner Prairie member)
Max. 8 students
Ever wondered how a barn can stand solid for 200 years? Come discover the tools and techniques of timber frame construction. The class will learn the basic timber framing tools and their uses. Put old tools back to work as we cut and assemble a mortise and tenon joint with knee braces. All tools and materials provided. Ages 16 +