Conner Prairie Blog

Conner Prairie to Open Headless Horseman-Designed Corn Maze on the First Day of Fall

September 19, 2018

The 11-acre, Headless Horseman-designed corn maze opens this Saturday, Sept. 22 at Conner Prairie. Returning for a second year, the corn maze covers 479,000 square feet – 179,000 square feet larger than last year. The 2017 corn maze was named one of the “most insane corn mazes” in the country by Reader’s Digest.

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Duke Energy Foundation Grant Helps Conner Prairie Bring STEM Education to the Classroom

September 13, 2018
Duke Energy gift

Grant helps Conner Prairie bring interdisciplinary education to the classroom. FISHERS, Ind. (Wednesday, September 12, 2018/Conner Prairie) – Conner Prairie announced today that the museum is the recipient of a…

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Conner Prairie to Honor First Responders with Free Admission

May 21, 2018

Conner Prairie today announced Saturday, Aug. 4 as First Responders Day to honor those who protect the community. First responders with a valid photo ID will receive free admission and their guests will receive a 50 percent discount on admission. The celebration will commence with celebratory remarks at 9:30 a.m. and Conner Prairie will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Conner Prairie and Ritz Charles Partner to Reopen Historic Chinese House as Stunning Event Venue

May 2, 2018
Chinese House

Conner Prairie today announced a partnership with Ritz Charles to invest more than $3 million to renovate and expand Eli Lilly’s historic Chinese House located on the grounds of Conner Prairie near 131st Street and Allisonville Road.

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3 of world’s rarest breed of goats born at Conner Prairie

April 18, 2018
Animal Encounters - Arapawa Goats

The Arapawa kids were born the week of March 19-23 to two Arapawa does through natural breeding. The new arrivals were about 5-7 pounds when born, said Conner Prairie Livestock Staff Interpreter Emily Nyman. They will nurse for about two months while their diet shifts to hay and grass.

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Bank of America partners with nationally acclaimed living history museum Conner Prairie

March 28, 2018
Bank of America

Bank of America announced today a unique partnership with one of the country’s most-visited living history museums located in Indiana. The bank will be a new 2018 corporate sponsor of Conner Prairie, a nationally acclaimed, Smithsonian-affiliated museum founded in 1934.

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Largest group of youth volunteers in Conner Prairie’s history set to serve starting March 27, first day of museum’s 2018 outdoor season

March 12, 2018
youth volunteers posing for picture

Thirty-four students have been selected to be new youth volunteers at Conner Prairie for the 2018 season, raising the total number of youth in the program to the largest group the museum has ever assembled.

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Record attendance, national honors highlight 2017 for Smithsonian affiliate Conner Prairie

January 24, 2018
William Conner House

Conner Prairie, one of the most-visited outdoor history museums in the U.S., broke its all-time annual attendance record and several special event attendance records last year.

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Makerspace exhibit Makesmith Workshop to open Jan. 11 at Conner Prairie

January 8, 2018
Makesmith Workshop

A new, year-round exhibit opening at Conner Prairie Jan. 11 will help visitors learn new skills and use their creativity to make items with their hands.

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Collection of performances ‘Black Hoosiers: Untold Tales’ to showcase lives, contributions of influential African Americans in Indiana history

January 2, 2018

A new collection of museum theater performances that celebrates the lives and contributions of African-American Hoosiers will be performed each Saturday in February at Conner Prairie.

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