Press Release

Conner Prairie Unveils New Brand to Celebrate the Explorer Spirit

May 26, 2020

May 20, 2020 – Indianapolis, IN — When Conner Prairie’s grounds reopen later this spring, newly developed and revised programming across the grounds will help bring to life a reimagined brand that celebrates and elevates the explorer spirit that is at the heart of the museum.

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Conner Prairie Extends Temporarily Closure in Response to COVID-19 Recommendations

March 30, 2020
Conner Prairie

March 27, 2020 – Fishers, IN — In alignment with its peer organizations and recommendations from the CDC and Governor Holcomb, Conner Prairie will be extending its closure through Monday, April 13 to limit potential exposure to and spread of COVID-19. This continues to be a total closure, including exhibits and all scheduled special events.

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Conner Prairie Temporarily Closed in Response to COVID-19 Recommendations All exhibits closed and scheduled events cancelled through March 30, 2020

March 13, 2020
1859 Balloon Voyage

March 13, 2020 – Fishers, IN — In alignment with its peer organizations and recommendations from the CDC and Governor Holcomb, Conner Prairie will be closed from Saturday, March 14 through Monday, March 30 to limit potential exposure to and spread of COVID-19. This is a total closure, including exhibits and all scheduled special events.

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Access Pass Provides Fun and Learning at Greatly Reduced Cost at Multiple Attractions

February 7, 2020
Access Pass

Families on a fixed or lower income often can’t afford to visit museums or attractions. The Access Pass presented by GEICO can help because it ensures that all families, regardless of income, can enjoy valuable learning opportunities at a greatly reduced price.

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Conner Prairie Selected to Receive $104,500 Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

September 13, 2019
IMLS

Museum Empowered Grant will allow Conner Prairie to fulfill its promise of providing inclusive experiences for ALL

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Conner Prairie and Sun King Brewery Announce Winner of Specialty Headless Horseman Brew Growler Art Contest

August 22, 2019
Sun King - Conner Prairie Growler B

Conner Prairie and Sun King Brewery Announce Winner of Specialty Headless Horseman Brew Growler Art Contest

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Conner Prairie Lights up A Merry Prairie Holiday with Donation of Reynolds Christmas Lights

July 24, 2019
A Merry Prairie Holiday

Conner Prairie Lights up A Merry Prairie Holiday with Donation of Reynolds Christmas Lights Reynolds gifts iconic light display to Museum’s new winter experience FISHERS, Ind. (Wednesday, July 24, 2019/Conner Prairie) – Conner Prairie, Reynolds Farm Equipment, the Reynolds Family and the festival title sponsor Conner Prairie Alliance surprise Central Indiana residents with an early…

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New Survey: Nine in 10 Americans Say Our Past Should Inform Our Future; Curiosity in History Expands Across Generations with Millennials Leading the Way

May 16, 2019
Media Center

Ninety-six percent of Americans believe it is important to look at our history to inform our future, according to a new national survey commissioned by the Smithsonian Affiliate – Conner Prairie. The results – out just prior to International Museum Day (May 18) – also reveal that 42 percent of Americans now have a higher level of curiosity in history as compared to this time last year.

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Conner Prairie Unveils Newly Renovated Chinese House and The Bluffs, Hosts Annual Meeting in Historic Lilly Retreat

April 25, 2019
Chinese House

Conner Prairie celebrated the legacy of iconic Indiana visionaries William Conner and Eli Lilly tonight during the 2018 Annual Meeting where the newly renovated Chinese House and The Bluffs debuted to the public for the first time.

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Annual Report 2018

April 18, 2019
2018 Annual Report

LAST YEAR continued the trend of change and growth
at Conner Prairie. Once again thanks to our devoted and
remarkable staff and volunteers, 2018 was another eventful
year for us, proving to be our second best guest attendance
year, ever.

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