Sarah Frey - Communications Assistant
Meet Conner Prairie’s black sheep. They are brothers who have joined us this spring/summer in the Conner Barn. These two are the most talk-ative pair in the barn. They are always talking to each other and, I assume, their other animal friends. I had to chance to interview these two to see what they think of living in the Conner Barn and how they are adjusting to all the people. Enjoy!
Pamela Jackson - Guest Services
A lot can happen in a year. In June 2010 I began writing this blog, just as Conner Prairie was seeing record attendance and popularity for its programs. Now in 2011, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park is reinventing itself yet again. I’m talking about the opening of the 1863 Civil War: Raid on Indiana
experience, which debuted in early June.
I can truly say I’m excited about what I saw and did in my own tour of the 1863 Civil War Journey and eager to hear the reactions of our guests. This is different from anything Conner Prairie has ever attempted before. Do join us this season and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring stories of Indiana’s brush with Morgan’s Raiders in 1863. I came away with a feeling of great pride, not only in what our ancestors were able to accomplish, but in the vision of the many people who worked countless hours to bring this experience to life for our guests.
But hey – let’s not forget that Conner Prairie is more than just one exhibit. We still have numerous other attractions to interest you and your family. It’s still 1836 in Prairietown, 25 years ahead of the Civil War, and the residents are busy working in their homes or gardens, making plans for the upcoming 60th anniversary of our country’s birth on July 4, or yes, gossiping about their neighbors (which they love to share with you!). There are baby animals in the Animal Encounters Barn
who need to be fed and petted, Lenape Camp is hosting tomahawk throwing contests, and William Conner’s Homestead is still standing vigil on the prairie (actually a flood plain), as it has since 1823.
So come out to Conner Prairie Interactive History Park this summer and see what’s new about the 1800s. There’s always something exciting going on!