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Heritage Artisans Days

CANCELED 36th Annual 

In light of recent developments related to the pandemic outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19, and for the health and safety of the students, teachers, bus drivers, parents, artisans, volunteers, community residents and the campus community, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Heritage Artisans Days held Wednesday, April 15, Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17 in New Harmony, Indiana.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. However, the health and safety of the students and the community are our top priorities. Historic New Harmony and the University of Southern Indiana appreciate your commitment to this event over the past 36 years. We look forward to seeing you and your students next year.

Refunds will automatically be processed for those who have received an invoice and paid. For those who have received an invoice but have not yet paid, the invoice will be canceled and you will not incur a charge. If you have not yet received an invoice, your registration will be canceled and no further action is needed. 

Due to the high volume of refunds associated with all the cancellations, refunds may take four weeks to fully process.

If you have additional questions regarding registrations, please contact our registration staff at .

For full details and up-to-date information on the University’s response, please visit https://www.usi.edu/covid-19/

Historic New Harmony invites schoolchildren to New Harmony, Indiana April 15 through 17, 2020 to experience what life was like in the 1800s 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 once again be giving an interactive demonstration on shipping featuring travel, trade, and warfare in the early 1800s. The demonstration will focus on the roles children played on these vessels by using an interactive game.

Rain or Shine Policy:  Heritage Artisans Days will happen rain or shine, there will be no refunds for cancellations  Please have students bring appropriate clothing for the weather. 

Tinsmith

Tinsmith

Jeff Goris showcasing the art of tinsmithing.

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Beekeeping

Beekeeping

Students can expect to see the 1800's techniques of beekeeping.

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Candle dipping

Candle dipping

People in the early 1800's made candles from the tallow or animal fat in a hand dipped process.

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Oculus

Oculus

Students can step into a converted pioneer cabin to experience a camera obscura – a walk-in pinhole camera.

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1800's Games

Games

Visit the Salomon Wolf House for kids games.

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1800s Doctor

Doctor

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.

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 (Learn more about the artisans here.)

Admission
Adult $10
Children (over age 5) $5
Family $30
School personnel are free 
One adult per home school family is considered school personnel

School groups interested in attending Heritage Artisans Days should contact Paul Goodman at  or 812-682-4488.

Lesson Plans:

New Harmony Building and Art Exploration
Artisan Exploration
New Harmony Economics 1814-Present

Sponsoring an Artisan

Learn about becoming a Heritage Artisans Days Sponsor

Contact Historic New Harmony

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