Press Release

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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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 Recognized as Site of Conscience by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience

January 10, 2019

Museum recognized for efforts to turn memory into action. FISHERS, Ind. (Wednesday, January 9, 2019) Conner Prairie has been named a Site of Conscience by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, an organization that encompasses the only global network of historic sites, museums and memory initiatives that connect past struggles to today’s movements for human…

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Conner Prairie Announces Preschool on the Prairie

January 8, 2019
Preschool on the Prairie

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
Duke Energy gift

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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Conner Prairie to Honor First Responders with Free Admission

May 21, 2018

Conner Prairie today announced Saturday, Aug. 4 as First Responders Day to honor those who protect the community. First responders with a valid photo ID will receive free admission and their guests will receive a 50 percent discount on admission. The celebration will commence with celebratory remarks at 9:30 a.m. and Conner Prairie will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Conner Prairie and Ritz Charles Partner to Reopen Historic Chinese House as Stunning Event Venue

May 2, 2018
Chinese House

Conner Prairie today announced a partnership with Ritz Charles to invest more than $3 million to renovate and expand Eli Lilly’s historic Chinese House located on the grounds of Conner Prairie near 131st Street and Allisonville Road.

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