2 join Conner Prairie as communications specialists


    Duane Brodt
    Director of Public Relations
    Conner Prairie
    (800) 966-1836

    FISHERS, Ind. (Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017/Conner Prairie) – Two new communications specialists have joined the marketing and communications staff at Conner Prairie. 

    Alicia Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and telecommunications and a master’s degree in journalism from Ball State University. She joins the museum from Ball State, where she was both a graduate assistant and education assistant.

    Previously, she was a reporter at the Marion Chronicle-Tribune. She also completed a summer internship as a social media and marketing specialist at the Jay County Visitors and Tourism Bureau in Portland, Ind. Originally from Danville, Ind., Kelly resides in Indianapolis.

    Ephraim Rudolph earned a bachelor’s degree in strategic communications, public relations and advertising from Butler University and a master’s degree in mass communications from the University of Florida. He joins the museum from The Agency at University of Florida, where he was a copy editor.

    Originally from Carmel, Ind., Rudolph previously interned at the International Center as a writer, blogger and marketer and worked as an attractions host at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

    Spanning more than 1,000 wooded acres in central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie offers various outdoor, historically themed destinations and indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math to offer an authentic look into history that shapes society today.


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    Conner Prairie’s mission is to inspire curiosity and foster learning about Indiana by providing engaging, individualized and unique experiences. Created by Eli Lilly in 1934, Conner Prairie combines history with science, technology, engineering and math and encourages visitors to explore Indiana’s natural and cultural heritage through hands-on, immersive and interactive experiences. Inspiring visitors of all ages to discover more about the events, discoveries and forces that shaped the American Midwest, Conner Prairie offers various historically themed, indoor and outdoor experience areas throughout its nearly 1,000 acres of wooded property in Fishers, Ind. Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute Affiliate and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Conner Prairie is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that relies on grants and philanthropic donations from corporations and individuals for sustainability and growth. Visit connerprairie.org or call (800) 966-1836 for admission dates, hours, ticket prices and opportunities to donate and volunteer. Conner Prairie is on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Flickr and YouTube.