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Heritage Artisan Days

Apr 18 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm CDT

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. Learn more & register.

Each day, 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.


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