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April 2021

April Sensory Friendly Hours

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The third Sunday of every month from 10am-12pm will be Sensory Friendly Hours. Admission is free, and all of the grounds will be open. Components and interactives that make loud noises will be dimmed or turned off (i.e. the Raid presentation and Dry Goods Store in Civil War Journey) and access to Quiet Spaces and Quiet Space boxes with be easily available. At 12 pm - we will proceed with our standard pricing and operations, and guests who were here…

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Prairie Pursuits: Basic Blacksmithing

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on April 12, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on April 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on April 26, 2021 at 6:00 pm

This class will cover the basics of hand blacksmithing and bench-work techniques. Through a series of simple projects, such as hooks, chain links, cooking utensils and blacksmith tongs, students will learn basic techniques such as tending a fire, drawing out, upsetting, welding, filework and finishing work. All tools/materials provided. Ages 16+ Every Monday in April. Series begins April 5th. Purchase Tickets See all Prairie Pursuits classes

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Prairie Pursuits: Basic Wheel Thrown Pottery

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on April 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on April 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on April 28, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Every Wednesday in April. Series begins April 7th, 6-7:30pm This class will cover all aspects of wheel thrown pottery and glazing techniques. Each student will have access to their own wheel and equipment, while receiving individual instruction from our Conner Prairie potters. This class is adaptable for the beginner to the more advanced student. All clay and materials are included in the class fee. Please bring your own towel for clean up and an optional apron to wear if you…

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Prairie Pursuits: Knifesmithing

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on April 15, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on April 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on April 29, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Learn the art of hand forging a knife. Topics covered will be steel selection, forging the blade, filing a finishing, heat-treatment and handle selection and fitting. Some hand tools required. Ages 16+ Class meets every Thursday in April. Series begins April 8th. Purchase Tickets See all Prairie Pursuits classes

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Explore Historic Trades

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore Historic Trades will focus on bringing historic trades to life. In addition to blacksmithing, woodworking and pottery normally demonstrated as part of our daily experience, we will also be hosting outside demonstrators who will display and demonstrate leatherworking, hornworking and firing a primitive iron furnace to reclaim and refine small batches of iron. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv-aJHIZahE&t=30s This event is included with a General Admission ticket. Click here to purchase tickets!

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May 2021

We Can Camp Weekend 1

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - May 2 @ 10:00 am

Love the idea of camping as a family but don't know where to start? Join us as you learn basic camping skills, enjoy fun outdoor experiences and spend the night on our grounds in a tent! This program is perfect for first-time campers or anyone looking for a refresher. We provide all the camping gear you'll need, along with modern restrooms and overnight security. Please note: overnight camping at Conner Prairie is only available during this program; we do not…

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Knifesmithing: Making the Hand Forged Knife

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

This is a 4-week class, beginning Wednesday, May 5th. Learn the art of hand forging a knife. Topics covered will be steel selection, forging the blade, filing a finishing, heat-treatment and handle selection and fitting. Some hand tools required. Ages 16+ Click here to reserve your spot.

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Heirloom Plant Sale

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on May 8, 2021 at 10:00 am

The Conner Prairie Heirloom Plant Sale is back! We’ll have a wide variety of heirloom tomatoes and peppers, along with a selection of herbs and flowers. Mother’s Day weekend is the traditional frost-free date in central Indiana, making it a safe time to put out your more tender plants. Our gardening experts will be on hand to help with your plant selections. We will also have a selection of herbs and scented and foliage geraniums. Peppers: Cayenne, Early Jalapeno, Mini…

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We Can Camp Weekend 2

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - May 9 @ 10:00 am

LOVE THE IDEA OF CAMPING AS A FAMILY BUT DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START? Join us as you learn basic camping skills, enjoy fun outdoor experiences and spend the night on our grounds in a tent! This program is perfect for first-time campers or anyone looking for a refresher. We provide all the camping gear you’ll need, along with modern restrooms and overnight security. Please note: overnight camping at Conner Prairie is only available during this program; we do not…

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Pottery: Session II

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on May 26, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm

This is a 4-week class, beginning Wednesday, May 12th. This class will cover all aspects of wheel thrown pottery and glazing techniques. Each student will have access to their own wheel and equipment, while receiving individual instruction from our Conner Prairie potters. This class is adaptable for the beginner to the more advanced student. All clay and materials are included in the class fee. Please bring your own towel for clean up and an optional apron to wear if you…

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