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Makesmith Workshop

Come tinker around in our new indoor exhibit!

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to hammer away at a whole new way of play.

Makesmith Workshop – Conner Prairie’s new, permanent exhibit – will offer a hands-on experience that gets back to the fundamentals of creating. Use a needle and thread to learn the basics of sewing, or grab a hammer and saw to practice woodworking techniques.

Themes will change periodically, featuring new tools, crafts, and activities that will offer opportunities to work with textiles, wood, metal, pottery and more. 

Our first theme is textiles, so come in and weave up some fun!

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Thank you to our generous partners who made Makesmith Workshop possible

Nancy and Stephen Bourke

Roy and Mary Cage

Doug and Kathy Church