Mark your calendar for Conner Prairie's Crafts and Trades Weekend, which takes place Sept. 5-7. Interpreters at the open-air museum will be demonstrating old-fashioned techniques for making pottery, working wood, weaving cloth and crafting leather. You can even try your hand at making a pottery piece to take home.
The event is free with general admission, and it's a good overview of the classes the museum offers. On the schedule for this fall are introductory classes in pottery, spinning, blacksmithing and weaving. I took the weaving class about two years ago, and I have a beautiful scarf to show for it.