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New Survey: Nine in 10 Americans Say Our Past Should Inform Our Future; Curiosity in History Expands Across Generations with Millennials Leading the Way

Smithsonian Affiliate – Conner Prairie – Reveals Survey Findings in Advance of International Museum Day FISHERS, Ind. (May 15, 2019) – Ninety-six percent of Americans believe it is important to look at our history to inform our future, according to a new national survey commissioned by the Smithsonian Affiliate – Conner Prairie. The results –…

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

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

New Initiative Will Focus On Nourishing Children through Nature FISHERS, Ind. – 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…

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Conner Prairie Partners with Sun King Brewing Company to Create a Specialty Brew for 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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Duke Energy Foundation Grant Helps Conner Prairie Bring STEM Education to the Classroom

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 reveals three renovation, expansion projects

Conner Prairie had a record-setting 2016, and it’s on tap to have a busy 2017.

At the annual meeting Wednesday night, leaders of the interactive museum announced three renovation and expansion projects that are expected to start this year at the Fishers attraction.

The investments include expanding the Prairie House for summer camp programs, renovating the Chinese House and testing a new maker space exhibit.