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.
Last month Conner Prairie played host to the Board of Directors of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH). This national association provides leadership and support for its members (over 5,000) who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all people. I am fortunate to serve with 21 dedicated colleagues from 17 different states that represent the geographic diversity of the AASLH membership. For nearly 30 years, AASLH and my professional life have co-mingled seamlessly. I have been privileged to serve on the AASLH Council as Treasurer for two terms and Chair of the Finance Committee, and to have served on the AASLH National Leadership Team, Editorial Advisory Committee, and to have chaired various committees including Audit, CEO Forum, and Annual Meeting. On July 1st I was honored to be elected as Vice Chair of AASLH. In that capacity I will help lead the organization through its new strategic plan.
AASLH also actively leads two other national programs that Conner Prairie and I are involved with – the History Leadership Institute (formerly called Seminar for Historical Administration) and the History Relevance Campaign. Conner Prairie is a proud partner for the HLI and I am pleased to serve on the national steering committee for History Relevance.