Use a simple rope-making tool to fabricate a section of rope to take home, then finish off the ends with a whip knot. Learn all about rope – a very important item on the frontier! All materials are provided for this free program.
Compete with family and friends to scrub, rinse, wring, and hang out your laundry faster than your opponents during this free program. Discover why families were so pleased when washing machines were invented.
Make your own vintage Jumping Jack to take home. A favorite toy for frontier children, Jumping Jacks are flat figures whose joints are connected to a pull string. Pull the string, and the Jumping Jack will dance.
Sketch a drawing on a blank postcard and then compose a note to a friend on the back at this free program. Postcard stamps will be provided. Learn about the history of pencils, what they were first made of, and why they are yellow.
Create your own mini log cabin using dowel “logs” and a cardboard box! Learn about frontier construction and hear stories about the Pond brothers’ first log cabin at Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun).