Year: 2019

IMLS

Conner Prairie Selected to Receive $104,500 Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

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September 22 @ 1:16 pm

Museum Empowered Grant will allow Conner Prairie to fulfill its promise of providing inclusive experiences for ALL

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LUNA Language Services

Conner Prairie to Host First Deaf Heritage Day

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September 22 @ 1:16 pm

Conner Prairie is proud to partner with the Indiana School for the Deaf and LUNA Language Services to embrace and celebrate Deaf history in Indiana.

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USA Today Names Conner Prairie Corn Maze One of the 10 Best in U.S.

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September 22 @ 1:16 pm

USA Today Names Conner Prairie Corn Maze One of the 10 Best in U.S.

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Conner Prairie and Sun King Brewery Announce Winner of Specialty Headless Horseman Brew Growler Art Contest

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September 22 @ 1:16 pm

Conner Prairie and Sun King Brewery Announce Winner of Specialty Headless Horseman Brew Growler Art Contest

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Tunis Sheep

Conner Prairie Helps to Revive Rare Breed of Sheep – Once popular breed almost extinct

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September 22 @ 1:16 pm

FISHERS, Ind. (August 2, 2019) – With a growing herd of approximately 25 Tunis sheep, Conner Prairie is helping preserve this rare breed of sheep as one of…

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A Merry Prairie Holiday

Conner Prairie Lights up A Merry Prairie Holiday with Donation of Reynolds Christmas Lights

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September 22 @ 1:16 pm

Conner Prairie Lights up A Merry Prairie Holiday with Donation of Reynolds Christmas Lights Reynolds gifts iconic light display to Museum’s new winter experience FISHERS, Ind. (Wednesday, July 24, 2019/Conner Prairie) – Conner Prairie, Reynolds Farm Equipment, the Reynolds Family and the festival title sponsor Conner Prairie Alliance surprise Central Indiana residents with an early…

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New Survey: Nine in 10 Americans Say Our Past Should Inform Our Future; Curiosity in History Expands Across Generations with Millennials Leading the Way

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September 22 @ 1:16 pm

Ninety-six percent of Americans believe it is important to look at our history to inform our future, according to a new national survey commissioned by the Smithsonian Affiliate – Conner Prairie. The results – out just prior to International Museum Day (May 18) – also reveal that 42 percent of Americans now have a higher level of curiosity in history as compared to this time last year.

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Chinese House

Conner Prairie Unveils Newly Renovated Chinese House and The Bluffs, Hosts Annual Meeting in Historic Lilly Retreat

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September 22 @ 1:16 pm

Conner Prairie celebrated the legacy of iconic Indiana visionaries William Conner and Eli Lilly tonight during the 2018 Annual Meeting where the newly renovated Chinese House and The Bluffs debuted to the public for the first time.

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2018 Annual Report

Annual Report 2018

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September 22 @ 1:16 pm

LAST YEAR continued the trend of change and growth
at Conner Prairie. Once again thanks to our devoted and
remarkable staff and volunteers, 2018 was another eventful
year for us, proving to be our second best guest attendance
year, ever.

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Merry Prairie Holiday

Conner Prairie to Ring in 2019 Holiday Season with Brand New Celebrations throughout Historic Grounds

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September 22 @ 1:16 pm

“The holidays are always a special time at Conner Prairie filled with joy and excitement of the season,” said Norman Burns, President and CEO at Conner Prairie. “It’s a time of spreading goodwill and building memories with those you love. This year we’re excited to give the gift of new experiences that will bring the whole community together on our historic property.”

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Spring Break Preview begins March 26, opening day of Conner Prairie’s 2019 outdoor season

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September 22 @ 1:16 pm

Conner Prairie is set to open its historic outdoor grounds for the 2019 season with a special Spring Break Preview schedule beginning on March 26. Conner Prairie will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday through April 7. Days of operation change from April 11-28; the museum will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

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Conner Prairie Recognized as Site of Conscience by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

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September 22 @ 1:16 pm

Museum recognized for efforts to turn memory into action. FISHERS, Ind. (Wednesday, January 9, 2019) Conner Prairie has been named a Site of Conscience by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, an organization that encompasses the only global network of historic sites, museums and memory initiatives that connect past struggles to today’s movements for human…

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Preschool on the Prairie

Conner Prairie Announces Preschool on the Prairie

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September 22 @ 1:16 pm

This fall, Conner Prairie will debut a new early childhood program, Preschool on the Prairie, that combines outdoor exploration with an innovative curriculum creating an educational experience second to none. As our educational vision expands to better serve our youngest visitors, we intend to meet the need of providing early learning environments that allow small children to immerse themselves in nature and nurture them into independent thinkers.

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