Month: May 2021

Conner Prairie Grounds at Sunset

Things That Go Bump in the Night: Nocturnal Animals at Conner Prairie

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September 22 @ 2:31 am

Indiana’s Nighttime Visitors to the Prairie The scurry of small feet, the sound of almost-silent wings sailing by, and eyes that reflect back from the bushes. These are the signs of night-life on the Prairie that I often catch glimpses of after the rest of the grounds have fallen silent. Conner Prairie—and Indiana—is home to…

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Andrew Bradford with his family

Being Your True Self at Conner Prairie

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September 22 @ 2:31 am

A Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion “Separate or together?” “One-check or two?” These are questions my husband and I receive regularly in Central Indiana, and throughout the Midwest. We will go to breakfast with our kids and receive questions and comments about what our wives may be up to while we are out…

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Memory Cafe at Conner Prairie

Tips for Dementia Caregivers: Experiencing a Dementia-Friendly Museum

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September 22 @ 2:31 am

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, or another type of dementia, can be a stressful and emotional journey. You’re not alone. In the United States, there are more than 16 million people caring for someone with dementia. Caregiving can make the biggest difference to a loved one’s quality of life – and that is a…

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Live music at History on Tap

Happy Hour on the Horizon: 2021 History on Tap

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September 22 @ 2:31 am

WE ARE Makers and Mixers After a year cooped up indoors, Summer 2021 is approaching and I’m seeking all the opportunities to adventure outside and safely attend events. Maybe that’s you too? If so, I hope you plan to join the Conner Prairie and the Horizon Council at the 9th annual History on Tap on…

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Tunis Sheep

2021 International Heritage Breeds Week at Conner Prairie

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September 22 @ 2:31 am

International Heritage Breeds Week: May 16th – 22nd International Heritage Breeds Week is upon us (May 16th-22nd) and I know the Agriculture (Ag) staff and I are excited about all of the extra programs we have developed to allow our guests to dive deeper into our heritage breeds at Conner Prairie. This week, we invite…

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Heritage Breeds Week

Conner Prairie’s Historic Livestock Program is Hero of Heritage Breeds Week

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September 22 @ 2:31 am

This effort to preserve endangered livestock is part of the museum’s sustainability efforts May 14, 2021 INDIANAPOLIS — This week, Conner Prairie is celebrating International Heritage Breeds Week, an event that encourages the preservation of endangered livestock breeds that were raised by farmers before modern, higher producing breeds replaced them. Conner Prairie maintains four heritage…

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English Longhorn Heritage Breed

A Passion for Animal Preservation

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September 22 @ 2:31 am

When people ask me what I do for a living, I sometimes struggle to explain. Saying, “I manage the livestock and agriculture experiences at Conner Prairie,” just feels lacking because what my team does here at Conner Prairie is so much more than can be summed up in a simple sentence.  When people find out…

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Camper showing off his archery target

Adventure Camp at Conner Prairie

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September 22 @ 2:31 am

A look at the Social and Emotional Benefits of Summer Camp Of all the fun activities that campers enjoy at Conner Prairie Adventure Camp, shooting archery is always among the most popular. Over a given summer, thousands of campers will send tens of thousands of arrows zipping towards a foam target. Of all those arrows,…

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Symphony on the Prairie

A Joyous Return to Summer: Kroger Symphony on the Prairie

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September 22 @ 2:31 am

Ticketing procedures and safety protocols new to 2021 (INDIANAPOLIS, IND – May 10, 2021) – After the only hiatus in its 40-year history, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in partnership with Conner Prairie is pleased to announce the 2021 season of Kroger Symphony on the Prairie. The season begins June 25 at the Conner Prairie Symphony…

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Conner Prairie Garden

The Impact of a Simple Seed

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September 22 @ 2:31 am

Some of my earliest memories of family revolve around gardening.  I remember “dancing” in the seeds as I followed behind my dad as he planted; snapping green beans for the quarts of beans my mom canned each year. I would dig for the buried treasure that was homegrown potatoes and harvest sweet corn that went…

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