Month: June 2021

Celebrating Glorious 4th at Prairietown

What July Fourth Means to History

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July 1 @ 5:53 am

Every July Fourth holiday I have experienced has been different from the year before. Some years I celebrate with my family in our backyard with delicious hot dogs and bright…

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Symphony on the Prairie

A Full Schedule and Full Capacity for 2021 Kroger Symphony on the Prairie

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July 1 @ 5:53 am

New concerts featuring audience favorites for maximum-capacity audiences. Following local, state and federal health protocols, Kroger Symphony on the Prairie will open to full-capacity beginning with the first scheduled concert,…

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Frankie Moreno performing

Audience Favorite Frankie Moreno Makes Conner Prairie Symphony Bowl Debut

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Newly added show rounds out the 2021 season. (INDIANAPOLIS, IND – June 14, 2021) – Tickets are currently on sale for “Frankie Moreno: All the Hits,” the newest addition to…

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Youth Ag Volunteer

Ignite Your Curiosity as a Youth Volunteer

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July 1 @ 5:53 am

Becoming a Youth Volunteer at Conner Prairie When I was 9 years old, my mother called me over to her computer one day to show me some information she’d found…

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Student Using Colored Shapes on Projector

The Art of Unlearning: Where Children Become their Own Teachers

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July 1 @ 5:53 am

I want you to imagine what early learning looks like. Do you imagine tiny, child-sized desks, the alphabet on the wall, and an explosion of primary colors? Do you think…

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Silhouette of 1859 Balloon Voyage at Sunset

Life at 377 Feet: The History of Conner Prairie’s Balloons

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July 1 @ 5:53 am

While traveling and camping west of the Grand Canyon National Park years ago, my spouse and I took in a 30-minute ranger talk one evening entitled, ‘What it feels like…

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Emancipation Day Celebration in 1900

Summer Celebrations: Freedom for All?

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Stephenson, Mrs. Charles (Grace Murray). [Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900], photograph, June 19, 1900; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth124053/: accessed May 26, 2021), Austin History Center, Austin Public Library. Fireworks, cookouts, family reunions,…

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