Silverware Windchimes


Wednesday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. | Adults only!

Join us for an evening crafting our very own silverware wind chimes! Popular at flea markets and craft fairs, these wind chimes are made from old (but clean!) silverware and repurposed into a unique piece of art, These eccentric pieces make great gifts, but also are a fun, quirky addition to your backyard!

For all adult crafting and DIY programs, registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Doors to the event will open 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats cannot be held.

 

Giant Pinwheels


Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m. | Adults only!

Pinwheels aren’t just for kids—they make great decorations, but they’re also fun for adults, too—especially GIANT pinwheels! Join us for this unusual yet awesome craft that is sure to be the talk of the town. An added perk: giant pinwheels make for a great photo-op!

For all adult crafting and DIY programs, registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Doors to the event will open 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats cannot be held.

 

How To: Origami


Saturday, June 29 at 2:00 p.m. | AGES: 13 and up

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding, the goal of which is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture. Join us and for a fun afternoon of paper folding and learn how to make a crane, a frog, and a paper balloon.

For all adult crafting and DIY programs, registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Doors to the event will open 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats cannot be held.

 

Bottle Cap Garden Art


Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. | Adults only!

Looking for ways to spruce up the look of your garden? These bottle cap flowers are a cute and easy way to do just that!  Bottle caps will be provided, but feel free to bring in your own if you would like.

For all adult crafting and DIY programs, registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Doors to the event will open 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats cannot be held.

 

Stars & Stripes Rag Wreath


Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. | Adults only!

Join us as we make this patriotic rag wreath—perfect for the upcoming holidays of Memorial Day and the Fourth of July—out of scrap fabric and a wire wreath form! Scraps of fabric will be provided, but feel free to bring in your own fabric to use.

For all adult crafting and DIY programs, registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Doors to the event will open 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats cannot be held.

 

Recycled CD Coasters


Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. | Adults only!

In the spirit of Earth Day, let’s reuse, recycle, and repurpose and create something beautiful! We will be upcycling old CDs and turning them into fun, functional coasters—great for summertime parties.

For all adult crafting and DIY programs, registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Doors to the event will open 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats cannot be held.

 

Dictionary Magnets


Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m. | Adults only!

Surround yourself with words of inspiration! Join us as we make these simple dictionary magnets—using flat marbles and dictionary pages! With over 273,000 entries in the English dictionary, your options are endless! These magnets also make great gifts for everyone.

For all adult crafting and DIY programs, registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Doors to the event will open 15 minutes prior to the event start time. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and seats cannot be held.

 

Custer, Crook, Courage, Corruption: The Sioux War 1874-1877


Sunday, August 25 at 2:00 p.m.

Join us as we explore perhaps the most well-known, but least understood battle – the Little Big Horn.  How did the course of events lead to that dramatic moment just days short of the Centennial of the United States?  Fischer Farm Museum Curator Jonathan Sebastian will explore the careers of the well-known George Custer, and the much less known George Crook, to see what gets remembered and what gets forgotten.

 

Paranormal Illinois


Saturday, August 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Join paranormal researcher, author, and lecturer Chad Lewis for an eerie combination of the most bizarre paranormal topics. We’ll discuss the strangest cases of alien abductions, haunted places, mysterious creatures, crop circles, and everything else weird and unusual. This program covers the entire spectrum of Illinois’ supernatural activity.

 

How Native Americans Shaped American Football


Tuesday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Until the first decade of the last century, college football involved masses of men  smashing into each other with punching, eye-gouging, face-stomping and leg-biting.  A group of Native Americans revolutionized the sport by introducing strategy, and many of today’s rules owe their origin to these innovators.  Join us as we trace Native Americans’ contributions to modern football.