Conner Prairie Enacts Stabilization Project to Help Improve Drinking Water for Half a Million Hamilton County Residents

White River in Indianapolis

The planting, part of the Duke Energy Foundation-funded Shoreline Stabilization Project, will improve drinking water for nearly 540,000 Hamilton County residents Assets found here April 22, 2021 INDIANAPOLIS — This week, Conner Prairie will celebrate Earth Day and the museum’s commitment to river and land stewardship by dedicating the planting of trees on its grounds…

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Every Day is Earth Day

White River in Indianapolis

Celebrating Earth Day Since April 22, 1970, Earth Day has been a traditional celebration regarding the protection of our natural environments. A beautiful day dedicated to the thoughts and understandings of just how important nature’s systems are in all of our lives. A day meant to educate and celebrate all of the flora, fauna, and…

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Spring Comes to Conner Prairie

Spring At Conner Prairie

Signs of Spring on the Conner Prairie grounds Spring arrives at Conner Prairie in spurts. One day the sky is impossibly blue and the sun is shining. The next week it storms and the sleet hits my face. Two weeks after the big snow storm I stepped outside the front door of Facilities and saw…

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William Conner and the War of 1812

William Conner

The old adage “if only these walls could talk” holds a lot of weight when one walks past the historic buildings that have been assembled on the Conner Prairie grounds. Those buildings have seen more stories than we will ever know, and for the William Conner house this is especially true. William Conner did not…

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Conner Prairie Looks Back at 2020 During Virtual Annual Meeting

Busin

Year of “Business of the Unusual” Unpacked in Live Q&A  FISHERS, Ind. — (Friday, April 9, 2021) – Today Conner Prairie hosted their annual meeting where they celebrated the successes and challenges overcome during 2020. The event — held virtually for the second year in a row due to COVID-19 — brought Indiana community leaders…

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Beyond the Everyday

Jimmy Kiefel Drawing

So much of life is made up of everyday, predictable routine. For some it’s humdrum. For others, events that happen dependably at the same time every week are a source of peace and comfort. Routine creates a sense of normality and frees us from the anxiety of figuring out how to schedule our work and…

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How Two Brothers Transformed the Grounds at Conner Prairie

The McCune Brothers at the Conner House

Come join other adventurers who travel back in time at Conner Prairie to watch our skilled craftsmen ply their trades. Will you explore Prairietown to see Mr. McClure in his carpenter’s shop, or a blacksmith at work at the Curtis forge? Where does your curiosity lead? Are you coming to watch one of our skilled…

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Discover the History Makers of Black History Month

Madam CJ Walker

Madam CJ Walker Forged a New Path in Indianapolis “I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” Madam C.J. Walker Earlier this year, Netflix released a miniseries about the life of Madam C.J.…

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Gratitude Tuesday

Conner Prairie Interpreters wearing masks

We’re Thankful for You “Where there’s hope, there’s life.  It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.”  -Anne Frank In 2020, our community, our nation, and our world experienced an unmatched reality unlike one we’ve ever lived through before.  A pandemic took its toll on us all in so many different ways. …

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A Merry Prairie Holiday Tradition Continues at Conner Prairie

Festival adjustments ensure a safe experience during COVID-19 November 16, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS — For the second year in a row, visitors can once again enjoy A Merry Prairie Holiday while experiencing Conner Prairie’s magical festival in a new, safer way. Beginning Friday, November 27 through Sunday, December 20 and on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 22-23,…

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Rehearsal Dinner at the Chinese House

The Bluffs

September 25, 2020 When Karen and I got the good news that our son Dan had proposed marriage, and the even better news that Hillary said “yes”, we soon began to consider where we would host the rehearsal dinner.  As soon as we saw Conner Prairie’s newly-renovated Chinese House and the adjoining Bluffs, we knew…

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Heartland Film Announces Partnership with Conner Prairie for a Pop-Up Drive-In Theatre Experience

Heartland Film Announces Partnership with Conner Prairie for a Pop-Up Drive-In Theatre experience during the 29th Annual Heartland International Film Festival this October August 27, 2020 – Heartland Film has announced the exciting addition of a Conner Prairie Pop-Up Drive-In Theatre to its list of drive-in events scheduled for the 2020 Heartland International Film Festival…

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Broccoli Apple Slaw

Broccoli Apple Slaw

Broccoli Apple Slaw Recipe What You’ll Need: 12 oz package broccoli slaw mix 1 diced apple 3/4 cup dried cranberries 3/4 cup fat free greek yogurt 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup honey Instructions: Combine broccoli slaw mix, diced apple and dried cranberries into a bowl. In a separate bowl combine…

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Apple Butter Coffee Cake

Apple Butter Coffee Cake

The Apple Store at Conner Prairie Presents: Apple Butter Coffee Cake What You’ll Need: 2 1/4 cup biscuit mix 2 tbsp sugar 1 cup apple butter 2 beaten eggs 3 tbsp brown sugar 1/4 tsp cloves 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together your biscuit mix,…

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Apple Corn Muffins

Apple Corn Muffins

Apple Corn Muffins Recipe What You’ll Need: 1 cup corn flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 cup flour 1/2 cup cornmeal 1/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup milk 1 egg 1 apple, peeled and chopped 1/3 cup corn kernels Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. In…

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Turkey Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese

TAC Grilled Cheese

Turkey Apple and Cheddar Grilled Cheese Recipe What You’ll Need: 2 slices of sourdough bread Butter 1/2 an apple cut into thick slices 2 slices each of white cheddar and Colby cheese 1 slice of turkey breast Instructions: Butter bread slices and set stove to medium heat. Place butter side down in the pan. Layer…

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Chicken Curry Soup

Chicken Curry Soup

Chicken Curry Soup Recipe What You’ll Need: 1 1/2 chopped apples 6oz frozen soup veggies 6oz frozen russet potatoes 6oz chopped chicken breast, cooked 1 tablespoon curry powder 1/2 teaspoon each of coarse salt and ground white pepper 1 teaspoon fresh thyme 32oz chicken stock 1/4 cup apple cider 1 cup cream Instructions: In a…

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Autumn Flatbread

Autumn Flatbread

Learn how to make our Autumn Flatbread What You’ll Need: 1 Wewalka refrigerated flatbread dough 1 onion, sliced thinly 1 tablespoon butter 1-3 tablespoon olive oil half an apple, thickly sliced 4 oz blue cheese 2 oz prosciutto fresh thyme parchment paper Remove dough from wrapper and unwind. Place dough side down on fresh parchment…

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Sourdough Diaries: Cinnamon Rolls Pt. 1

Sourdough starter

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls Recipe Hey friends, the time has come for us to make cinnamon rolls. I’m very excited. For me, right now, it’s almost 10:00 in the evening. This is another one of those overnight doughs that we have to make ahead, but that’s very normal with sourdough baking. So it’s just something to…

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Sourdough Diaries

Sourdough starter

Have you ever wondered how to make your own sourdough bread? Or wondered what it is? Follow along with our new series, The Sourdough Diaries.

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