Itâ€™s A-Maize-ing focuses on the corn, hog and corn starch industries of early Madison. An interactive presentation allows students to notch â€œpigsâ€ to show ownership based on Madison Courthouse records. They can also try foods with corn as the main ingredient and learn how Native Americans relied on this starchy staple and worked to develop the corn we are familiar with now. As a finale, students can sample chocolate pudding made with cornstarch. Madison had two major cornstarch factories on the Ohio River; one for laundry starch production and one for food starch production. A packet of information is provided prior to the visit.
Designed for grade 3 :: In school or at museum :: 90 minutes.
Tour private gardens in the downtown historic district. The tour runs for two consecutive weekends in May.
Sat. May 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun., May 12, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Sat. May 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun., May 19, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
The tour includes private gardens that are not otherwise open to the public, and a plant sale, all for $10.50 . The price includes the shipping costs. Special rates are avaialble for groups of at least 20 and bus tours. Children under 12 are free!
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If you need more than 8 tickets, please call us at (812) 265-2335.