Month: August 2021

Fonseca Theatre Company actors rehearsing a play

WE ARE storytellers: A look at Planting and Growing and Fonseca’s Role in Amplifying Voices

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October 24 @ 1:36 am

Understanding the Importance of History Martin Luther King Jr. once said that, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” Not all History is told accurately or fully. It’s up to us as artists, historians, and frankly everyone, to take the initiative to see the complexity of America’s  past and current struggles…

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Arts & Arms – Crafts of the Past

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October 24 @ 1:36 am

Through making items, we connect the present to the past by gaining an appreciation for hand-crafted items that have survived generations. One of my favorite places growing up was my dad’s workshop. Working alongside my dad, he taught me the tricks of carpentry he had learned when framing houses in his college days. My father…

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Veggies and eggs in baskets on table

What Food Reveals About Ourselves

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October 24 @ 1:36 am

Whether you are indoors or outdoors, resting on cushions on the floor or sitting in front of TV trays on living room couches; every day, in every home, a table is set for people to gather around and eat. Depending on social, cultural, religious, and economic status, the setting changes. What doesn’t change is the…

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Preschool Students Exploring Conner Prairie Grounds

The Third Teacher

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October 24 @ 1:36 am

Wherever you are right now, stop, look up, and then scan the space you are in. How would you describe it? Use your senses to notice what your space looks like, feels like, smells like, sounds like, and yes, even tastes like. Take a minute to fully recognize your environment. Does this sound a little…

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Stereograph Of Madison, Indiana Chautauqua – July, 1901

Exploring History Through Conner Prairie’s Chautauqua Series

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October 24 @ 1:36 am

Stereograph of Madison, Indiana Chautauqua – July, 1901 In 1878, the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle (CLSC) was founded to provide those who could not afford the time or money to attend college (or those excluded because of gender or geography) the opportunity of acquiring the skills and essential knowledge of a college education. The…

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1820 Country Wedding by John Lewis Krimmel painting

Wedding Traditions Throughout History

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October 24 @ 1:36 am

When we think of weddings, we first think of three words: money, money, and money. An elaborate white dress, DJ’s lighting up the dance floor, and a feast fit for a king are all staples of modern weddings, but this has not always been the case. In the early 19th century, weddings often featured less…

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Asante Children’s Theatre actors

Learning History, Culture, and Inclusivity Through Youth Theatre

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Through the Academy Summer Intensive produced in partnership with Asante Children’s Theatre and Conner Prairie, Indianapolis children are able to learn both the art of theatre and American history along the way. The Program of the Asante Art Institute of Indianapolis is specially crafted for youth actors ages 12 to18 years of age. Through an…

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