Explore our collection of articles, exhibits and recipes about the history of the Midwest in the 19th century.
In an effort to preserve the fast-disappearing rural heritage of Hamilton County and central Indiana, Conner Prairie's Rural History Project (RHP) has collected materials and gathered oral histories from area residents. The effort was funded through a grant from the Lilly Endowment's Legacy Fund of Hamilton County and headed by former Conner Prairie Historian Tim Crumrin. Nearly 200 people were interviewed, and many of those provided photos, artifacts, and research materials. If you have comments or suggestions, please email the education experience staff at email@example.com.
School Programs Catalog
Download our School Programs Catalog -
a quick reference to programs and events relevant to your students' enhanced field trip experience.
Preschool on the Prairie
Our new preschool program will combine outdoor exploration with innovative curriculum to create an educational experience second to none.
We want to make sure you have the tools you need to provide your students with impactful materials that can prepare them for their trip to Conner Prairie.
Plan a Field Trip
At Conner Prairie, the Indiana history you read about in text books becomes a vibrant learning experience full of activities for students and teachers to see and do.
On certain days, any homeschool family can visit Conner Prairie for our low school group rates without the usual requirement of having a group of 15 students or more.
Have a Conner Prairie experience brought to you! Our highly-trained staff is available to deliver interactive, educational programs right to your classroom. We offer programs like Electricity, Flight, the Civil War and more!
Immerse yourself in Hoosier life during the Civil War and enlist to help defend the state from Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his raiders.
Historic Recipes and Foodways of Indiana
Want to learn about food and cooking in the 19th century, and maybe find some recipes you can try yourself? You're in the right place! Read on for ways to take a little bit of Conner Prairie home to your kitchen.