Admission to Conner Prairie Free on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 19


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

    FISHERS, Ind. (Monday, Jan. 12, 2015/Conner Prairie) – Visitors can learn what it takes to become a successful protester, witness talented artists creating peaceful-protest works of art and enjoy Conner Prairie’s indoor destinations free on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    Admission to Conner Prairie is free on Monday, Jan. 19. Conner Prairie will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday.

    Visitors can participate in a simulation of a Freedom Summer 1964 Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee training session. Throughout the day, visitors can watch art in the making with Noblesville's Nickel Plate Arts. Three talented artists – Derrick Burnett, Wend Boomhower and Kandi Jamieson – will spend the day creating art focused on the theme of peaceful protest.

    Visitors can also explore the nature of peaceful protests through photographs that juxtapose past and modern-day protests, help paint a mural depicting civil rights protest scenes and discuss events in history. 

    Indoor experiences Create.Connect, Discovery Station and Craft Corner and the Conner Prairie Store will be open throughout the day. Families can purchase lunch inside the Welcome Center.

    For more and to view the lunch menu that will be offered on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Conner Prairie, visit connerprairie.org.

    Spanning 800 wooded acres in central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes more than 360,000 guests of all ages annually. As Indiana’s only 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.



    Conner Prairie is a nationally acclaimed interactive history park. Its 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 experiencing. 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 800 acres of wooded property in Fishers, Ind. Indiana’s only 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 317.776.6000 or 800.966.1836 for admission dates, hours, ticket prices and opportunities to donate. Connect with Conner Prairie on Facebook at facebook.com/connerprairie, Flickr at flickr.com/people/connerprairie, YouTube at youtube.com/user/ConnerPrairie and Twitter at twitter.com/connerprairie.