Free admission to Conner Prairie on President’s Day; hours of interactive presidential antics, activities planned Feb. 15


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

    FISHERS, Ind. (Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016/Conner Prairie) – Visitors of all ages can enjoy free admission to Conner Prairie on President’s Day and hours of presidential antics and activities.

    From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, visitors can meet several famous U.S. presidents, chat with some favorite first ladies, participate in sing-alongs, play games, shock George Washington with a surprise birthday party and more. Younger visitors are encouraged to come to Conner Prairie dressed as their favorite president or first lady for the day.

    The following is planned inside the museum’s Welcome Center and Featherstone Barn (these activities will be repeated in the afternoon):

    • 10:30 a.m.: George Washington’s birthday party

    • 11 a.m.: Sing-a-long with Lady Liberty

    • 11:30 a.m.: Fireside Chat with Franklin D. Roosevelt

    • Noon: William H. Taft!

    • 12:30 p.m.: Meet Some First Ladies

    • 2 p.m.: Ask Abe

    Other events and activities will include:

    • “The Presidential Cabinet of Curiosities” with Ulysses S. Grant

    • “Teddy Roosevelt’s Shooting Gallery”

    • “Revolutionary War Edition of Capture the Flag” (a new game will begin at the top of every hour throughout the day)

    • “Party Preparation” with Lucy Hayes and other first ladies

    • “A Chicken in Every Pot and a Car in Every Garage” with Herbert Hoover

    • Storytelling with Abigail Fillmore

    • “I Like (Putting With) Ike!” With President Eisenhower

    • “Manifest Destiny” with James K. Polk

    • “Cards Against the Presidency” with Peyton Randolf

    • “Save the White House” with Dolley Madison


    Also, there will be many interactive exhibits throughout the day that visitors can explore, including a “Hall of Awesome Presidents,” a “Presidential Birthday Calendar,” an opportunity for visitors to vote for their president of presidents, a display of presidential pets and a true and false “Requirements to be President” presentation.

    For a complete list of activities on President’s Day at Conner Prairie, visit connerprairie.org.

    Spanning 850 wooded acres in central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes more than 360,000 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 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 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 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.