Press Release

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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CONNER PRAIRIE JOINS SMITHSONIAN COHORT TO FOSTER CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS IN COMMUNITIES

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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Conner Prairie Looks Back at 2020 During Virtual Annual Meeting

April 9, 2021
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Year of “Business of the Unusual” Unpacked in Live Q&A  FISHERS, Ind. — (Friday, April 9, 2021) – Today Conner Prairie hosted their annual meeting where they celebrated the successes…

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Conner Prairie Debuts Local Students’ Social Activism Documentary on MLK Day

January 6, 2021

New online experiences and free admission day celebrate Dr. King’s work January 6, 2021 INDIANAPOLIS – This year, Conner Prairie will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.…

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Gratitude Tuesday

November 30, 2020
Conner Prairie Interpreters wearing masks

We’re Thankful for You “Where there’s hope, there’s life.  It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.”  -Anne Frank In 2020, our community, our nation, and our…

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A Merry Prairie Holiday Tradition Continues at Conner Prairie

November 17, 2020

Festival adjustments ensure a safe experience during COVID-19 November 16, 2020 INDIANAPOLIS — For the second year in a row, visitors can once again enjoy A Merry Prairie Holiday while…

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American Association for State and Local History Announces New Board Chair

October 15, 2020
American Association for State and Local History Logo

President and CEO of Conner Prairie, Norman Burns, elected as chair to American Association for State and Local History board. Nashville, Tennessee (October 2, 2020) – The American Association for…

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Conner Prairie Corn Maze Honors 200th Anniversary of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

September 1, 2020
2020 Corn Maze Design

Maze opens Sept. 26 and features haunted hours for scare seekers FISHERS, Ind. (September 1, 2020) – This year, Conner Prairie’s award-winning corn maze won’t just challenge puzzle-hungry guests, it…

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Heartland Film Announces Partnership with Conner Prairie for a Pop-Up Drive-In Theatre Experience

August 27, 2020

Heartland Film Announces Partnership with Conner Prairie for a Pop-Up Drive-In Theatre experience during the 29th Annual Heartland International Film Festival this October August 27, 2020 – Heartland Film has…

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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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Conner Prairie Unveils New Brand to Celebrate the Explorer Spirit

May 26, 2020
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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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