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

September 13, 2019

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

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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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Conner Prairie to Ring in 2019 Holiday Season with Brand New Celebrations throughout Historic Grounds

April 15, 2019
Merry Prairie Holiday

“The holidays are always a special time at Conner Prairie filled with joy and excitement of the season,” said Norman Burns, President and CEO at Conner Prairie. “It’s a time of spreading goodwill and building memories with those you love. This year we’re excited to give the gift of new experiences that will bring the whole community together on our historic property.”

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Spring Break Preview begins March 26, opening day of Conner Prairie’s 2019 outdoor season

March 25, 2019
spring bees on flowers

Conner Prairie is set to open its historic outdoor grounds for the 2019 season with a special Spring Break Preview schedule beginning on March 26. Conner Prairie will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday through April 7. Days of operation change from April 11-28; the museum will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.

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Conner Prairie Announces Preschool on the Prairie

January 8, 2019

This fall, Conner Prairie will debut a new early childhood program, Preschool on the Prairie, that combines outdoor exploration with an innovative curriculum creating an educational experience second to none. As our educational vision expands to better serve our youngest visitors, we intend to meet the need of providing early learning environments that allow small children to immerse themselves in nature and nurture them into independent thinkers.

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Conner Prairie Partners with Sun King Brewing Company to Create a Specialty Brew for Headless Horseman

September 28, 2018
Headless Horseman

FISHERS, Ind. – After receiving more than 600 name submissions, Conner Prairie and Sun King Brewing Company announce “Ichabrewed Crane” as the official name of the Headless Horseman Festival brew. The list of more than 600 name submissions was narrowed to three finalists: Ichabrewed Crane, Conner Scarey, and Knock It Off. The contest winner received…

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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

FISHERS, Ind. (Wednesday, September 12, 2018/Conner Prairie) – Conner Prairie announced today that the museum is the recipient of a $70,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to help support Conner Prairie’s goal of bringing interdisciplinary education directly to elementary-age students in Indiana. The grant will allow Conner Prairie to bring its unique approach of…

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