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Heritage Artisans Days paper marbling

Heritage Artisans Days

35th Annual 

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.

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

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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 Claire Eagle at ceagle@usi.edu or 812-682-4488.

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Lesson Plans:

New Harmony Building and Art Exploration
Artisan Exploration
Comparing medical procedures from the 1800’s to present day
New Harmony Economics 1814-Present

Sponsoring an Artisan

Learn about becoming a Heritage Artisans Days Sponsor

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