Today, I'm presenting our first installment of the Things You Didn't Know You Wanted to Know feature. This week's topic: the "Build Your Own Dulcimer" workshop at the Indiana State Museum. Led by folk artist Cris Crismore, the five-day workshop (May 12-16) will teach students how to build and play their own dulcimers. The workshop is part of the Indiana Performing Arts Festival.
What the heck is a dulcimer, anyway? According to Wikipedia, it's a "fretted string instrument of the zither family," which clears things right up. Apparently I need to take this class.
Cost is $45 (or $25 for museum members), which includes materials. Reservations are required.