Heritage Artisans Days is going Virtual for 2022!
Historic New Harmony invites schoolchildren to New Harmony, Indiana virtually 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, broom making and blacksmithing, to name just a few. During the week of April 18-22, we will bring you a new artisan each day to demonstrate their craft and talk about life in the 1800s via Zoom, free of charge. We will have three identical demonstrations each day, 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. so, you can pick the time that is most convenient for your class schedule.
Monday April, 18th
Potter: Tom Wintczak demonstrates the techniques and styles of pottery making of the early 1800s. He demonstrates how the Harmonist made their pottery through the style of Sgraffito.
Tuesday, April 19th
Fur Trader: Tony Gerard depicts a French Indiana fur trader of the 1800s showing his goods, hides and furs.
Wednesday, April 20th
Broom Maker: Claudie Parson will be making brooms. As an old-time trade, brooms have been created by hand as a means of cleaning cherished homes.
Thursday, April 21st
Paper Marbler: John Bielik is an itinerant artisan, instructor and living history interpreter. John's paper and products are featured in the shops at Colonial Williamsburg and the Atheneum at Historic New Harmony.
Friday, April 22nd
Blacksmith: John Lovin demonstrates metal working using the centuries old techniques of blacksmithing, using a coal forge, anvil and various hand tools commonly used in a blacksmith shop of 200 years ago. The work and products will reflect how people worked in a blacksmith shop of 1800.
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.×
School groups interested in attending Heritage Artisans Days should contact Paul Goodman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-682-4488.
Activities for Heritage Artisans Days
Sponsoring an Artisan