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2012 Opening Weekend at Conner Prairie

The opening weekend of the outdoor season at Conner Prairie historical park in Fishers, Indiana is March 31-April 1. Visitors can take in favorites such as the 1836 Prairie Town, the Lenape Indian Camp, and last year’s debut exhibit 1863 Read more >

Conner Prairie Gaining Steam in September

Conner Prairie is going steam punk on Central Indiana, although with more steam and less punk. The Smithsonian affiliate received a grant by the LDI 100th Anniversary Celebration Cultural Partnership Gift Program, and they will be using it to power Read more >

Conner Prairie Hearthside Suppers, January through March, 2012

Keep warm this winter as Conner Prairie starts up their annual Hearthside Suppers, running from January 6 through March 25, 2012. Guests who dine in Indiana’s only Smithsonian affiliate can enjoy a candlelight dinner in the historic William Conner house. Read more >

Conner Prairie Offers Outdoor Daytime Holiday Activities for First Time


Anyone who has ever visited Conner Prairie’s Conner Prairie by Candlelight — their holiday activities — have always gone at night. There was something comforting and intimate about those cold nights spent roaming 19th century Indiana, learning about how our ancestral Read more >

Follow the North Star at Conner Prairie in November

Conner Prairie is starting their “Follow the North Star” program again this November. This 90-minute program will show participants what it was like to be a fugitive slave on the Underground Railroad, fleeing to freedom in the north. This isn’t Read more >

Finding the Perfect Pumpkin

Searching for the perfect pumpkin is one of the best rituals of the fall season. Granted, pumpkins seem to look alike, but any kid will tell you they know when they’ve found just the right one. Kids (and kids at Read more >

Did you say FREE?!

Why yes, yes I did. Conner Prairie, Indiana’s only Smithsonian affiliate will open it’s doors with free admission on Saturday Sept. 24, 2011 as part of the national Museum Day. This day is meant as a celebration of the dissemination Read more >

Indiana Museums Participating in Museum Day – Sept. 24, 2011

Take a day-trip on September 24 and visit a new museum, for free! Download your ticket here: Free Museum Day is September 24 and that means you can get free admission to 34 Indiana museums. The full list of Indiana Read more >

Quidditch Tournament Coming to Conner Prairie

When the first Harry Potter movie was still in production, I couldn’t wait to see how they would depict the game of Quidditch. Now I have the chance to see the game played in person at the Midwest Quidditch Cup, Read more >

Conner Prairie Country Fair Kicks Off September 17 & 18

Conner Prairie is hosting its annual Country Fair on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18. If you want to see what kinds of foods we ate, games we played, and fun we had in the 1860s, this is your Read more >