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Conner Prairie Traditional Crafts: Preservation and Reproduction

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The preservation and continuation of traditional crafts and their skills are important to American culture. The Conner Prairie craft collection is usually limited to museum guests, scholars, and other specialized researchers. By digitizing the collection and making it widely accessible o the internet these historic artifacts and the important story they tell will be available to a mass audience, including teachers and students. This collection consists of Conner Prairie traditional crafts featuring pottery, armsmaking, and blacksmithing.

Click here to read Voice of the Hammer, a Conner Prairie publication about 19th-century blacksmithing.

Click to access a brief video featuring Conner Prairie craft specialists discussing the importance of preserving ancient craft skills.

 

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Updated Nov 03, 2020 by rwing