Makesmith Workshop

Come tinker around in our new indoor experience area!

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 – offers 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. 

CURRENT THEME: Woodworking

Carve into the world of woodworking! Explore simple processes, with both modern and historic tools, such as sawing, carving or hammering.

You may even get a chance to create a simple dovetail joint. This theme runs through April, so be sure to stop by and make something with us!


Thank you to our generous partners who made Makesmith Workshop possible

Nancy and Stephen Bourke

Roy and Mary Cage

Doug and Kathy Church