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.

2023 Fall Classes Registration Now open!

Historic Skills Classes & Armsmaking

Advanced Hornworking

Basic Blacksmithing - Day Classes

Basic Blacksmithing - Evening Classes

Blacksmithing: Fun in the Forge

Custom Knife Sheaths Workshop

Dovetailing Basics

Horn Handled Penny Knife

Knifesmithing Workshop

Pennsylvania German Design

Shaker Furniture and Design

Wheel Thrown Pottery

Historical Foodways

Cooking over the Hearth

Feeding and Healing the Historical Family with Herbs

Historical African American Cuisine

Historic Brewing

Pickles and Probiotics

Wood-fired Oven Pretzels with homemade mustard

Agriculture Classes

Raising Sheep and Goats