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Spring Break Preview begins March 26, opening day of Conner Prairie’s 2019 outdoor season

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November 20 @ 5:09 pm

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

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November 20 @ 5:09 pm

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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Preschool on the Prairie

Conner Prairie Announces Preschool on the Prairie

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November 20 @ 5:09 pm

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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Headless Horseman

Conner Prairie Partners with Sun King Brewing Company to Create a Specialty Brew for Headless Horseman

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November 20 @ 5:09 pm

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

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November 20 @ 5:09 pm

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

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November 20 @ 5:09 pm

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

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November 20 @ 5:09 pm

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

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November 20 @ 5:09 pm

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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Conner Prairie goats

3 of world’s rarest breed of goats born at Conner Prairie

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November 20 @ 5:09 pm

The Arapawa kids were born the week of March 19-23 to two Arapawa does through natural breeding. The new arrivals were about 5-7 pounds when born, said Conner Prairie Livestock Staff Interpreter Emily Nyman. They will nurse for about two months while their diet shifts to hay and grass.

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Bank Of America

Bank of America partners with nationally acclaimed living history museum Conner Prairie

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November 20 @ 5:09 pm

Bank of America announced today a unique partnership with one of the country’s most-visited living history museums located in Indiana. The bank will be a new 2018 corporate sponsor of Conner Prairie, a nationally acclaimed, Smithsonian-affiliated museum founded in 1934.

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