Historic Skills Classes
& Armsmaking Workshops

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Historic Skills Classes & Armsmaking Workshops offer how-to classes and workshops geared to adults and teens in a variety of topics from historic trades. Explore details about our classes below. See something you want to learn more about? Get registered!

Ages 10+ (varies per class)

Please call guest services at (317) 776-6000 for more information about registration.

2024 Spring Classes Registration Now open!

Historic Skills Classes & Armsmaking

Blacksmithing: Fun in the Forge

Horn Handled Penny Knife

Leatherworking: Knife Sheaths and Accouterments

Member: $245
Nonmember: $260

Wheel Thrown Pottery

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Historical Foodways

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Cooking over the Hearth

Member: $90
Nonmember: $100

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Feeding and Healing the Historical Family with Herbs

Member: $70
Nonmember: $75

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Historical African American Cuisine

Member: $70
Nonmember: $75

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Historic Brewing

Member: $112
Nonmember: $125

Homemade pickles

Pickles and Probiotics

Member: $70
Nonmember: $75

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Wood-fired Oven Pretzels with homemade mustard

Member: $70
Nonmember: $175

Agriculture Classes

All about Oxen

Member: $65
Nonmember: $75

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Raising Sheep and Goats

Member: $70
Nonmember: $75