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Tickets available beginning April 23 for the 2024 Kroger Symphony on the Prairie season

April 12, 2024

The must-see 2024 lineup features the ISO’s legendary Star-Spangled Symphony, orchestral tributes to Queen and Led Zeppelin, plus favorites from the songbooks of Jimmy Buffett, ABBA, the Beatles, Tom Petty,…

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Conner Prairie Hires New Vice President, Chief Programs Officer

February 12, 2024

FISHERS, IN (Feb. 12, 2024) – Conner Prairie proudly announces the appointment of Ryan Spencer as the new Vice President, Chief Programs Officer. With an extensive background in cultural programming…

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Conner Prairie Announces 50 Commitments to the Community to Commemorate Anniversary

January 8, 2024

FISHERS, IN (Jan. 8, 2024) – In 2024, Conner Prairie will celebrate 50 years since the creation of Prairietown, a cornerstone of the Museum’s immersive experiences that have impacted visitors…

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Iconic Reynolds Farm Equipment Lights at A Merry Prairie Holiday Get New Life

November 27, 2023
Duke Energy helping with A Merry Prairie Holiday

Conner Prairie and Duke Energy partner to create a more sustainable festival by converting hundreds of light fixtures to LED. FISHERS, IN (Nov. 27, 2023) – A Merry Prairie Holiday…

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Conner Prairie Announces $33 Million Museum Experience Center Transformation

September 21, 2023

The newly imagined Museum Experience Center will offer visitors more immersive exhibit spaces, hands-on learning and play, and access to collection items. FISHERS, Ind. (Sept. 21, 2023) – Indiana living…

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Excitement Builds Across Carmel as Community Embraces Cultural and Economic Benefits of Conner Prairie’s Westside ‘Conservation Campus’

August 16, 2023
Image of Land, Water, Energy Innovation District

–Innovative project along White River will grow property values, jobs and education opportunity– CARMEL, August 16, 2023 – Excitement is building across the city following the Plan Commission’s unanimous recommendation…

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Conner Prairie is One Step Closer to Innovative Westside Expansion Project

July 25, 2023

The Carmel Plan Commission issued a favorable recommendation of Conner Prairie’s rezoning request to engage roughly 280 acres of land on the Museum’s westside property, moving the request to Carmel…

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Beer Festival Makes History as Largest Single Day Fundraiser at Conner Prairie

June 6, 2023

History on Tap presented by Bank of America had a record-breaking number of guests, brewers, and funds raised to continue Conner Prairie’s mission of creating inclusive experiences. FISHERS, IN (June…

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Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Conner Prairie announce spectacular 2023 Kroger Symphony on the Prairie season

April 4, 2023
Kroger's Symphony on the prairie

The must-see 2023 line-up features the ISO’s legendary Star-Spangled Symphony, Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert with the ISO performing John Williams’ iconic score live to…

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Noblesville, Conner Prairie Partnership a Critical Step in Preserving Historic Bridge

February 21, 2023
Bridge being moved

Press Release created in partnership with the City of Noblesville Midland Bridge over the White River to be disassembled and stored at Conner Prairie as part of the Reimagine Pleasant…

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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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Enhancing the Vision of the White River With New Partnership

July 27, 2022
Image of three people in kayaks

Volunteers kayaking on the White River during the White River Clean-up Day August 13, 2021 Conner Prairie and The White River Alliance team up to study water quality, build public…

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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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A Full Schedule for 2022 Kroger Symphony on the Prairie

April 5, 2022

Your Favorite Sounds of Summer: Kroger Symphony on the Prairie presented by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra   2022 line-up features Melissa Etheridge, Three Dog Night, and ISO’s Star-Spangled Symphony!  INDIANAPOLIS—The…

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Conner Prairie Reimagines the Future During 2021 Annual Meeting

April 5, 2022

How the pandemic has reshaped how the world views and uses museums FISHERS, Ind. — (April 5, 2022) – The past two years have highlighted Conner Prairie’s adaptability to meet…

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New Hires to Help Conner Prairie Transform its Role in the Community

December 2, 2021
William Conner House and balloon voyage

Strategic Leadership Additions Will Advance Guest Experience; Interpretation; Development; And Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, And Inclusion INDIANAPOLIS — Over the past year, Conner Prairie has expanded its teams with several key…

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December 1, 2021

The program will support development of its new exhibit, Promised Land as Proving Ground, which will explore the experience of Black settlers in Indiana. Dec. 1, 2021 (INDIANAPOLIS, IND –…

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A Full Schedule and Full Capacity for 2021 Kroger Symphony on the Prairie

June 23, 2021
Symphony on the Prairie

New concerts featuring audience favorites for maximum-capacity audiences. Following local, state and federal health protocols, Kroger Symphony on the Prairie will open to full-capacity beginning with the first scheduled concert,…

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Audience Favorite Frankie Moreno Makes Conner Prairie Symphony Bowl Debut

June 21, 2021
Frankie Moreno performing

Newly added show rounds out the 2021 season. (INDIANAPOLIS, IND – June 14, 2021) – Tickets are currently on sale for “Frankie Moreno: All the Hits,” the newest addition to…

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Conner Prairie’s Historic Livestock Program is Hero of Heritage Breeds Week

May 17, 2021
Heritage Breeds Week

This effort to preserve endangered livestock is part of the museum’s sustainability efforts May 14, 2021 INDIANAPOLIS — This week, Conner Prairie is celebrating International Heritage Breeds Week, an event…

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A Joyous Return to Summer: Kroger Symphony on the Prairie

May 10, 2021
Symphony on the Prairie

Ticketing procedures and safety protocols new to 2021 (INDIANAPOLIS, IND – May 10, 2021) – After the only hiatus in its 40-year history, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in partnership with…

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

April 22, 2021
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 April 22, 2021 INDIANAPOLIS — This week, Conner Prairie…

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