Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Indiana: O’Bannon Woods SP hosts pioneer farmstead and haypress demonstration

Watch pioneer demonstrations, including blacksmithing, tomahawk throwing and the operation of an oxen-powered 1850 haypress during O’Bannon Woods State Park’s Old Time Winter on the Farm, on Feb 1.

Activities take place at Hickory Hollow Nature Center from noon to 3 p.m.

Other activities will include a “primitive dunking booth,” and demonstrations of leatherworking, weaving, quilting and spinning. Visitors can also see a pioneer home, trappers shed and cooper shop.

The haypress demonstration is at 1 p.m. Visitors can meet Forrest and Gump, the park’s short-horned oxen that are trained to work the haypress.

The event is free of charge.

All activities are dependent on weather and road conditions. Please call in advance if road conditions are questionable or inclement weather is predicted.

The next living farmstead and haypress demonstration will be Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-24.

O’Bannon Woods State Park (on.IN.gov/obannonwoodssp) is at 7234 Old Forest Road SW, Corydon, 47112.

To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov.



Media contact: Jarrett Manek, interpretive naturalist, O’Bannon Wood State Park, 812-738-8234.