Fall Harvest Day returns to the Dubois County Museum on October 2, 2016, from 1 to 4:00pm EST. Come out and visit the museum to take in the wide variety of activities and the tastes of fall. Located in the large Exhibit Room II, many activities will be situated around the log house for the whole family to enjoy.
Returning again this year will be the large working apple press with workers busy pressing the best apple cider you ever tasted. Enjoy a sample.
The Dutch oven crew returns and visitors can watch as they use the coals to make their signature cakes and breads, as well as, a kettle of chicken and dumplings. Yes, tastes are available.
Youngsters can shuck, shell, and grind corn using the antique tools (with the help of volunteers). They can hand-crank ice cream and shake cream to make butter. Youngsters can ride the pony around Room II with helpers on hand to assist the riders. See an exhibit of corn husk dolls. Find out how honey is collected and how sorghum is made.
New this year is a demonstration and an opportunity for you to try your hand at writing like the folks of a hundred years ago. Sabrina Verkamp will inspire you to do this with her ornamental penmanship using the old-style dip pens. T
he Dubois County Stone Carvers team will be available to show how the old tomb stone carvings can be made legible again. Situated around the Log House, ladies will demonstrate how to weave, knit, sew by hand, and create some of the old stitches that all women knew. Examine the 1800’s loom that is being restored and is on display at the museum.
Of course, the train guys will have the model trains running in the train room. Stroll through the largest collection of antique farm machinery in Indiana and talk with the farmers who are on hand to answer questions and reminisce about all the machinery from a bygone era.