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

Wheel Thrown Pottery

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Basic Weaving

Morning or Evening Session
Member: $45
Nonmember: $50

Morning/Afternoon Combination
Member: $75
Nonmember: $85

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Botanical Dyeing from the Garden and Beyond

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Bargello Needlework

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Historical Foodways

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Old German Strudel – Both Savory and Sweet

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Breads from the Wood-Fired Oven (With Instructions for the Home Oven)

Member: $90
Nonmember: $100

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Cooking over the Hearth

Member: $90
Nonmember: $100

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Early 19th Century Dairying: Making Soft Cheese and Cultured Butter

Member: $90
Nonmember: $100

Agriculture Classes

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All about Oxen

Member: $65
Nonmember: $75

Two Tunis Sheep
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Raising Sheep and Goats

Member: $100
Nonmember: $125