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Conner Prairie Launches This is Problematic! Podcast

January 9, 2023

Conner Prairie brings you the straight up facts of the problematic history still affecting us today in a new podcast. FISHERS, IN (Jan. 9, 2023) – Conner Prairie has launched…

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MLK Free Day at Conner Prairie: BE LOVE Essay Contest Open to Students

December 20, 2022
People making a heart with their hands

Conner Prairie is hosting an essay contest as part of its Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, giving students the opportunity to explore the theme of love in their lives.…

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Conner Prairie Receives Highest National Recognition

December 5, 2022

Museum awarded Re-Accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums Conner Prairie has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition awarded to the nation’s…

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Conner Prairie and Duke Energy Advance Sustainability Mission with Tree Planting at the Museum

December 1, 2022

Duke Energy continues efforts to enhance ecosystem and sustainability of natural resources aspart of the Go Green Initiative. FISHERS, IN (Dec. 1, 2022) – Duke Energy volunteers planted trees Wednesday,…

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Call Out for Artists with Disabilities

November 15, 2022

[FISHERS] – During the month of March 2023 the Fishers Arts Council – along with The City of Fishers Advisory Committee on Disabilities and Conner Prairie – is looking to…

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Conner Prairie Celebrates Record-Breaking
Headless Horseman Festival Season

November 1, 2022
Headless Horseman Presented by: Bank of America

Festival revenue helps create greater access and year-round opportunities for underservedfamilies to experience Conner Prairie and its festivals FISHERS, IN (November 1, 2022) – Conner Prairie is celebrating a record-breaking…

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New curatorial team addition at Conner Prairie continues advancing diversity in museum’s staff, exhibits and experiences

August 25, 2022
Image of Lenape Indian camp

FISHERS, Ind. – Indiana’s living history museum and Smithsonian affiliate, Conner Prairie, is adding to its curatorial staff as part of the museum’s ongoing efforts to enhance its diversity, equity,…

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Conner Prairie Expands and Enhances Visitor Experiences with Announcement of $24 Million in New Capital Projects

August 12, 2022
White River in Indianapolis

Development of unique exhibits and guest experiences will transform the way visitors engage with the museum FISHERS, IN (August 12, 2022) – Indiana’s premier living history museum and one of…

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The impact of our new Smithsonian-affiliated exhibits

July 25, 2022

A Q+A with Dr. Richard Kurin Dr. Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador-at-Large, focuses on strategic direction, institutional partnerships, public representation, philanthropic support and special initiatives at the Smithsonian.…

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Conner Prairie Announces New Outdoor Exhibit Habitat to Encourage Exploration and Discovery

July 15, 2022
bird statue at habitat

The new exhibit is a part of a collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service FISHERS, Ind. (July 9, 2022) – Indiana living history museum, Conner…

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Conner Prairie Announces Opening of Smithsonian Spark!Lab Invention Space

June 16, 2022
two kids at spark!Lab

Spark!Lab is Developed by the Smithsonian to Bring Hands-On Invention Learning to Cultural Organizations Nationwide FISHERS, Ind. (June 8, 2022) – Indiana living history museum, Conner Prairie, announces today the…

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Conner Prairie Opens Inclusive Playground

July 22, 2020
Aerial view of playground

Ag Adventures at the Estridge Family Park is accessible to guests of all abilities.

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2020 Adventure Camp Safety Adaptations

May 8, 2020

Read our plan for keeping your children and our staff safe during 2020 Adventure Camp.

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Conner Prairie Helps the City of Fishers celebrate Disability Awareness Month in March

February 21, 2020
Life Without Limits - Disability Awareness Month

The City of Fishers and Fishers Advisory Committee on Disability will host their fourth annual, month-long celebration of National Disability Awareness Month in March. The celebration, presented by Conner Prairie and Fishers YMCA, strives to bring awareness to what life is like for those physical and intellectual disabilities through a series of special events and initiatives throughout the city.

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Conner Prairie to Host First Deaf Heritage Day

September 11, 2019
LUNA Language Services

Conner Prairie is proud to partner with the Indiana School for the Deaf and LUNA Language Services to embrace and celebrate Deaf history in Indiana.

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USA Today Names Conner Prairie Corn Maze One of the 10 Best in U.S.

September 9, 2019

USA Today Names Conner Prairie Corn Maze One of the 10 Best in U.S.

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Conner Prairie Helps to Revive Rare Breed of Sheep – Once popular breed almost extinct

August 2, 2019
Tunis Sheep

FISHERS, Ind. (August 2, 2019) – With a growing herd of approximately 25 Tunis sheep, Conner Prairie is helping preserve this rare breed of sheep as one of…

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Conner Prairie reveals three renovation, expansion projects

January 26, 2017
Science!

Conner Prairie had a record-setting 2016, and it’s on tap to have a busy 2017.

At the annual meeting Wednesday night, leaders of the interactive museum announced three renovation and expansion projects that are expected to start this year at the Fishers attraction.

The investments include expanding the Prairie House for summer camp programs, renovating the Chinese House and testing a new maker space exhibit.

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