Build a kid-sized log cabin during this free event! Assemble the pre-cut, notched timbers to create a four-foot-high frontier home. Learn from frontier building expert Miles Jewell about the ingenious joinery used to lock the log corners together.
Tour the house and learn about the Pond brothers who came to Minnesota as missionaries to the Dakota. At 1:30 p.m., drive to Hocokata Ti to tour this magnificent Dakota Museum created by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
Fashion a tenon with a chisel and mallet, drill holes with a boring machine, and make wood shavings . Watch demonstrations of 19th-century building techniques by Fred Livesay, a trained carriage builder and traditional woodworker.
Keeping children quiet during long frontier church services was challenging. Church Babies dolls helped. Make your own doll using a fancy, colorful handkerchief, and household items. Program and materials are free.
Try your hand at old-fashioned parlor games like Fox & Geese, Shut The Box, Nine Pins, Ball & Cup, Checkers, Marbles, and Jacob’s Ladder. Experience frontier fun and challenge your family to a friendly competition.