Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Thank you for being an inspiring part of our 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration.
Due to the upcoming transformation of the Welcome Center and the buildings closure, our MLK Day event will be paused. To learn more about our daily experiences, please visit our new seasonal adventure, Winter on the Prairie
Martin Luther King Jr. believed in love over violence, hope over fear, and unity over divisiveness. His legacy inspires each space, activity, and all content shared with our guests.

Be Love Essay Contest

In 2023, Conner Prairie celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day by inviting students to write an essay in which they reflect on the theme of love. This essay contest was one way Conner Prairie engaged students to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and the many activists who inspired the Civil Rights Movement. The contest was open to students grades 3 through 12. In their essays, students reflected on how they have experienced love in their lives and how they can pledge to “BE LOVE” for themselves, their family, their community, and the world.

Read the 2023 Be Love Essay Contest Winners: