Historic New Harmony invites schoolchildren to New Harmony, Indiana April 16 through 18, 2019 to experience what life was like in the 1800's through the eyes of a variety of period artisans. This year we welcome back artisans who specialize in paper marbling, wood carving, beekeeping, tinsmithing and weaving, to name just a few. Albert Roberts, who previously conducted the 1800’s doctor presentation, will be giving an new interactive demonstration on shipping featuring travel, trade, and warfare in the early 1800’s.The demonstration will focus on the roles children played on these vessels by using an interactive game.
Jeff Goris showcasing the art of tinsmithing.×
Students can expect to see the 1800's techniques of beekeeping.×
People in the early 1800's made candles from the tallow or animal fat in a hand dipped process.×
Students can step into a converted pioneer cabin to experience a camera obscura – a walk-in pinhole camera.×
Visit the Salomon Wolf House for kids games.×
Albert Roberts presents an interactive 19th century medical presentation. Albert Roberts will share his strange and obscure medical and scientific knowledge of the 18th and 19th centuries.×
(Learn more about the artisans here.)
Early registration due by April 10.
School and homeschool groups: If groups send payment with their registration by April 10, 2019, they will receive a discounted price of $4 per student. School personnel are free.
Registration checks should be made payable to the University of Southern Indiana. Payments should be mailed to:
Children (over 6) $5
School personnel are free
School groups interested in attending Heritage Artisans Days should contact Claire Eagle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-682-4488.
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