Step back in time and join a bustling community where people, animals, objects, and daily routines are exactly the same as they were over 150 years ago.
Soar high above Conner Prairie in a helium-filled balloon, and learn how manned flight moved from dream to reality.
Immerse yourself in Hoosier life during the Civil War and enlist to help defend the state from Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his raiders.
Live like a Lenape Indian as you toss a tomahawk, climb inside a wigwam, and try your hand at fur trading in Conner Prairie’s earliest historical area.
Step inside the barn of a real working farm, where you can feed, pet, and play with livestock, while learning from their caretakers.
Enter one of Indiana's first brick homes where you can discover the story of William Conner and how Indiana's history changed here.
Connect with nature and play freely in a 4-story treehouse surrounded by special activity areas where guests of all ages can dig in and have fun.
Design a new invention, fly a plane, and create an electrical circuit in this fun ever-changing indoor exhibit that celebrates innovation in Indiana.
Show the world your creativity and make a unique take-home project in an exciting indoor craft area.
Create, climb, explore, play, and pretend in a one-of-a-kind indoor play area perfect for kids through the age of 8.
I was honored to accept a financial gift from the Conner Prairie Alliance last week at its annual meeting that will be used for improvements to one of our outdoor experiences and support two programs.
Around $90,000 will be utilized to make improvements to our River Crossing play area inside Civil War Journey. Of the remaining funds, $2,500 will support our textile operations and $2,500 to the agriculture department.
The Alliance, of which my wife Sandy is a proud member, has now raised more than $1.2 million to support the museum since the group was founded in 1982. Most of the funds the group raises come from the sale of goods from the Apple Store, which opened its doors in 1985. The store is open for just two months each fall and all Alliance members work very hard to provide unmatched service to their loyal customers during that time.
I thank all Alliance members for their time, talents, skills and support. Your gift is remarkable and your service is incredible. The Alliance is always looking for new members, too.