Conner Prairie Collections

Conner Prairie's collections are focused on Midwest and Indiana material culture circa 1800 to the present, including domestic and agricultural objects, historic textiles, science materials reflecting invention and innovation, and live animals that help visitors make connections with the natural world. It may also include such non-regional and foreign objects as help define and delineate the material culture of Indiana.

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Conner Prairie will collect or build, use, maintain, and preserve appropriate original artifacts, reproductions, and animals that support the institutional mission and long-range plan, and support on-going historical and scientific environments, programs, activities, and exhibits.

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Thinking of donating to our Collections?

If you have an object that falls within Conner Prairie’s collecting scope that you are interested in donating to the museum, please contact the Collections Manager at 317-214-4751 or send an email to