Month: June 2021

Celebrating Glorious 4th at Prairietown

What July Fourth Means to History

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September 19 @ 6:05 pm

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 sparklers; other years I’ve enjoyed The Fourth at a friend’s house for a pool party. Most recently I visited my aunt’s house where we watched…

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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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September 19 @ 6:05 pm

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, this Friday, June 25. To assure the safest and most comfortable environment, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with Conner Prairie will issue a maximum…

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Frankie Moreno performing

Audience Favorite Frankie Moreno Makes Conner Prairie Symphony Bowl Debut

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September 19 @ 6:05 pm

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 the Kroger Symphony on the Prairie line up. The popular host of the 2019 IPL Yuletide Celebration is set for August 14 at the Conner…

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Youth Ag Volunteer

Ignite Your Curiosity as a Youth Volunteer

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September 19 @ 6:05 pm

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 online regarding a youth volunteering program at Conner Prairie. I was in that stage of life that nearly every child goes through, where the idea…

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Student Using Colored Shapes on Projector

The Art of Unlearning: Where Children Become their Own Teachers

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September 19 @ 6:05 pm

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 of a teacher at the front of the room while children try to listen? What about the pain of trying to get a child excited…

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Silhouette of 1859 Balloon Voyage at Sunset

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

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September 19 @ 6:05 pm

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 to be a canyon’. My eyes rolled a bit at the topic, but hey, we were tourists. Fast forward 30 year and  I now sometimes…

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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, and vacations are traditional scenes of American summers. Top summer celebrations include that of family and freedom from Memorial Day to the Fourth of July.…

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