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[DNR] Heritage Days, Paynetown State Recreation Area
Start Date: 7/14/2014Start Time: 9:30 AM
Entry Description
Heritage Village
Location: Lakeview Shelter (far side of beach)
Reenactors
portraying time periods from 1745 to the 1890s invi
te you to step back in time as you wander
through their camps! Pioneer traders, Native Americ
ans, skilled craftsmen, soldiers, civilians, and co
wboys...
Friday, July 11 (
4p to 8p
public is invited to wander through and watch the p
rocess
Saturday, July 12 (
9a to 9p
9a
to 11:30a and from 1p to 5p.
knapping, storytelling, and tomahawk throwing. Visi
tors can enjoy
guitar, and fiddle, periodically
Visitors are invited to join the reenactors for a r
elaxed meal
evening is
“Friendship Stew” at 5p.
vegetables or meat (pre
Sunday, July 13 (
9a to 12p
a.m.
this morning; please bring your own chairs or blank
ets to sit on. After
begin the process of breaking down their camps and
you’re invited to watch and ask questions.
Craft of the Day:
Pioneer Style
Straw Ornaments
on Friday, July 11:
be crafted by Indiana pioneers with an eastern Euro
pean heritage.
Mini Bow and Arrows Set
for thousands of years. You can learn a bit about
Herbal Sachets
on Sunday, July 13:
You can learn about a couple of the herbs they used
and a mini herbal sachet of your own to take home.
More Aftern
oon Crafting Programs
Painted Glass
on Friday, July 11
on empty glass jars and bottles, filled them with s
prigs of flowers or dried potpourri, and then gifte
d
them to friends. You can drop by this afternoon to
paint your own glass jar gift for someone special.
Please arrive
by no later than 3:30p
Leather Tooling
on Saturday, July 12
pioneers. While they made lots of practical items,
they often took a little extra t
to the object. One technique for decorating leather
is called tooling
to try it out.
Punched “Tin” Lids
on Sunday, July 13
decorative tech
nique where craftsmen punched holes in metal to cre
ate beautiful designs. You can
replicate this technique on a small scale by droppi
ng by to punch your own design into a metal lid.
Evening Programs
Yarn Dolls
on Friday, July 11
simple toys for children. Discover why children rar
ely owned store
your very own yarn doll to take home.
Pioneer Cooking
on Saturday, July 12
both similar and different to today’s cooking... Did
pioneers have marshmallows? How about canned
foods? Could they have enjoyed a gelatin dessert? W
e’ll test your knowledge
became available. During the program, we’ll also be
baking homemade pie in the coals of the fire
dessert that pioneers certainly enjoyed
Thursday, July 10
from 10:30a to 11:30a
Program Location: Campground Playground
What is really going on in your
brain when you see an
optical illusion? Drop by to find out
– and make your
Drop by this afternoon to make today’s featured
Heritage Days
Heritage Days
Heritage Days
Heritage Days
July 11, 12, 13
July 11, 12, 13
July 11, 12, 13
July 11, 12, 13
Location: Lakeview Shelter (far side of beach)
portraying time periods from 1745 to the 1890s invi
te you to step back in time as you wander
through their camps! Pioneer traders, Native Americ
ans, skilled craftsmen, soldiers, civilians, and co
wboys...
4p to 8p
):
Reenactors will be arrivi
ng to set up their camps for the weekend. The
public is invited to wander through and watch the p
rocess

and maybe catch a few stories or tall tales.
9a to 9p
):
Craft and skill demonstrations
to 11:30a and from 1p to 5p.
Activities may include, but are not limited to, wea
ving, pottery, flint
knapping, storytelling, and tomahawk throwing. Visi
tors can enjoy
guitar, and fiddle, periodically
between 1p and 5p.
A
pitch-
in lunch
Visitors are invited to join the reenactors for a r
elaxed meal

“Friendship Stew” at 5p.
If you would like to join the reenactors for dinner
, please bring
-
cooked) to add to the pot, and your own table servi
ce.
9a to 12p
):
A
non-
denominational church service
this morning; please bring your own chairs or blank
ets to sit on. After
begin the process of breaking down their camps and
you’re invited to watch and ask questions.
Pioneer Style
... from 1p to 5p
on Friday, July 11:
We’ll be making a
unique decoration out of straw that used to
be crafted by Indiana pioneers with an eastern Euro
pean heritage.
Mini Bow and Arrows Set
on Saturday, July 12:
People have been using bows and arrows to hunt
for thousands of years. You can learn a bit about
their history and make your own min
on Sunday, July 13:
Pioneers used sweet-
smelling herbs to keep their homes pleasant.
You can learn about a couple of the herbs they used
and a mini herbal sachet of your own to take home.
oon Crafting Programs
Location: Activity Center Shelter
on Friday, July 11
from 2p to 4p
:
Pioneer women sometimes painted pretty designs
on empty glass jars and bottles, filled them with s
prigs of flowers or dried potpourri, and then gifte
d
them to friends. You can drop by this afternoon to
paint your own glass jar gift for someone special.
by no later than 3:30p
to allow adequate time to complete your jar.
on Saturday, July 12
from 3p to 5p
:
Leatherwork was an important craft to the
pioneers. While they made lots of practical items,
they often took a little extra t
to the object. One technique for decorating leather
is called tooling
on Sunday, July 13
from 2p to 4p
:
Tin
nique where craftsmen punched holes in metal to cre
ate beautiful designs. You can
replicate this technique on a small scale by droppi
ng by to punch your own design into a metal lid.
Location: Activity Center
Amphitheater
on Friday, July 11
at 8:15p
:
Pioneers turned all sorts of scraps and leftover ma
terials into
simple toys for children. Discover why children rar
ely owned store
your very own yarn doll to take home.
30 minutes
on Saturday, July 12
at 8:30p
:
Throwing together a meal in pioneer times was
both similar and different to today’s cooking... Did
pioneers have marshmallows? How about canned
foods? Could they have enjoyed a gelatin dessert? W
e’ll test your knowledge
became available. During the program, we’ll also be
baking homemade pie in the coals of the fire
dessert that pioneers certainly enjoyed
-
and we’ll invite you to sample the finished product
!
Thursday, July 10
Craft of the Day
from 1p to 5p
Program Location: Activity Center
Drop by this afternoon to make today’s featured
craft and check out the Activity Center.
Location: Lakeview Shelter (far side of beach)
portraying time periods from 1745 to the 1890s invi
te you to step back in time as you wander
through their camps! Pioneer traders, Native Americ
ans, skilled craftsmen, soldiers, civilians, and co
wboys...
ng to set up their camps for the weekend. The
and maybe catch a few stories or tall tales.
Craft and skill demonstrations
at various campsites will take place
Activities may include, but are not limited to, wea
ving, pottery, flint
knapping, storytelling, and tomahawk throwing. Visi
tors can enjoy
live music
, including dulcimer,
in lunch
will take place
from 11:30a to 1p

please bring a dish to share. Dinner this
If you would like to join the reenactors for dinner
, please bring
cooked) to add to the pot, and your own table servi
ce.
denominational church service
will be held in the Village at
9:30
this morning; please bring your own chairs or blank
ets to sit on. After
the service, reenactors will
begin the process of breaking down their camps and
you’re invited to watch and ask questions.
Location: Activity Center
unique decoration out of straw that used to
be crafted by Indiana pioneers with an eastern Euro
pean heritage.
People have been using bows and arrows to hunt
their history and make your own min
i set.
smelling herbs to keep their homes pleasant.
You can learn about a couple of the herbs they used
and a mini herbal sachet of your own to take home.
Location: Activity Center Shelter
Pioneer women sometimes painted pretty designs
on empty glass jars and bottles, filled them with s
prigs of flowers or dried potpourri, and then gifte
d
them to friends. You can drop by this afternoon to
paint your own glass jar gift for someone special.
to allow adequate time to complete your jar.
Leatherwork was an important craft to the
pioneers. While they made lots of practical items,
they often took a little extra t
ime to add some beauty
to the object. One technique for decorating leather
is called tooling

and you can drop by this afternoon
Tin
-
punching was a traditional pioneer
nique where craftsmen punched holes in metal to cre
ate beautiful designs. You can
replicate this technique on a small scale by droppi
ng by to punch your own design into a metal lid.
Amphitheater
Pioneers turned all sorts of scraps and leftover ma
terials into
simple toys for children. Discover why children rar
ely owned store
-
bought toys in the 1800s, and make
Throwing together a meal in pioneer times was
both similar and different to today’s cooking... Did
pioneers have marshmallows? How about canned
foods? Could they have enjoyed a gelatin dessert? W
e’ll test your knowledge
of when different foods
became available. During the program, we’ll also be
baking homemade pie in the coals of the fire

and we’ll invite you to sample the finished product
!
45 minutes
from 1p to 5p
Program Location: Activity Center
Drop by this afternoon to make today’s featured
craft and check out the Activity Center.
portraying time periods from 1745 to the 1890s invi
te you to step back in time as you wander
through their camps! Pioneer traders, Native
Location Information:
Monroe Lake
Contact Information:
Name: Paynetown State Recreation Office
Phone: 1-812-333-4567
Email: parkoffice@dnr.in.gov
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