Kiln Burn

Kiln Burn

Join us as we focus on Indiana pottery. See rarely seen original pieces of early Indiana pottery, and how we have reproduced these pieces for use on our grounds. Learn about the history of Indiana pottery, and the pottery tradition here at Conner Prairie from our master potter, Larry Gilliam. We’ll also be firing pottery…

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Explore Machines Saturday

Festival of Machines

Learn about historic transportation and innovative machinery at Conner Prairie. Spend the day talking to residents of Prairietown about the future of transportation, witness Indiana’s rich history of automotive racing with our friends from the Indiana Historical Society, peruse vintage firetrucks, and more! Click here to learn more. Sponsored by: First Merchants Bank, Citizens Energy…

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Festival of Machines

Festival of Machines

Get up close to elite cars, steam engines, helicopters, and more! Come and meet some amazing machines! If you want to get up close and personal with machines big and small, this is your chance. Don’t miss our Invitational Showcase, featuring vehicles that represent the best of the best of local car show winners.

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Exploration Saturday

Exploration Saturday September

Get a glimpse of nightlife in Prairietown, picnic on the lawn with family, learn about artisanal brewing and cooking, and take a sunset flight on the 1859 Balloon Voyage. Wine, beer, food and music will be available every Saturday night along with a rotating selection of outside vendors. Exploration Saturday is included with General Admission.…

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Exploration Saturday: Suffrage

Women's Suffrage March

Please note this event is for the Afternoon session. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, and on select Saturdays in August, you’re invited to celebrate the historical movement with us. Talk with the residents of Prairietown about women’s rights, discuss women’s right to vote with the citizens of Dupont, Indiana and more. Ongoing…

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Children’s Entertainment Series

Mr. Daniel

Join us for singing, dancing, and musical exploration in our beautiful Treetop Amphitheater! Lift your voice, lift your spirit, clap, shout, stomp, and holler along with local children’s musicians who’ll share songs for kids and their families. Sing along, dance, stomp, clap, and be silly with popular local children’s performer Mr. Daniel, as he brings…

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Exploration Saturday: Suffrage

Women's Suffrage March

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, and on select Saturdays in August, you’re invited to celebrate the historical movement with us. Talk with the residents of Prairietown about women’s rights, discuss women’s right to vote with the citizens of Dupont, Indiana and more. Ongoing activities include Driven to Vote, a play about Hoosier…

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Children’s Entertainment Series

Kids watching Hedgehog Hannah

Come to the Treetop Outpost Amphitheater, and get up close and personal with some unique creatures! Learn about and see live animals as Hedgehog Hannah comes to visit Conner Prairie. Experience eight different animals for yourself as we talk conservation, creature features, and more. After the show head on out to our own Animal Encounters…

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Exploration Saturday: Suffrage

Women's Suffrage March

Please note this event is for the Afternoon session. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, and on select Saturdays in August, you’re invited to celebrate the historical movement with us. Talk with the residents of Prairietown about women’s rights, discuss women’s right to vote with the citizens of Dupont, Indiana and more. Ongoing…

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Exploration Saturday: Suffrage

Women's Suffrage March

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, and on select Saturdays in August, you’re invited to celebrate the historical movement with us. Talk with the residents of Prairietown about women’s rights, discuss women’s right to vote with the citizens of Dupont, Indiana and more. Ongoing activities include Driven to Vote, a play about Hoosier…

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Journeys in Search of Justice

Journey In Search Of Justice Dress Rehearsal

Please see below for a list of individual performance times.  “Journeys in Search of Justice” is a one-act play comprised of five scenes with a Cast size of 8-12 performers. Journeys will be centered on pieces of land at different moments throughout history. For more information on Conner Prairie’s theatre program, click here. This event…

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Children’s Entertainment Series

Ruditoonz

Join us for singing, dancing, and musical exploration in our beautiful Featherston Barn Patio! Lift your voice, lift your spirit, clap, shout, stomp, and holler along with local children’s musicians who’ll share songs for kids and their families. Showtimes: 10:30 am & 2 pm Performances are 30 minutes.

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Children’s Entertainment Series

Mr. Daniel

Join us for singing, dancing, and musical exploration in our beautiful Featherston Barn patio! Lift your voice, lift your spirit, clap, shout, stomp, and holler along with local children’s musicians who’ll share songs for kids and their families. Sing along, dance, stomp, clap, and be silly with popular local children’s performer Mr. Daniel, as he…

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Exploration Saturday: Historical Cooking

Pickles

Please note that this event is for the Afternoon session. Explore historical cooking, from farm to fork! Learn how Indiana’s first inhabitants ate and gardened, how settlers preserved food before refrigeration, why a package from home meant everything to Civil War soldiers, and so much more! As you gather knowledge, you can gather recipes as…

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Exploration Saturday: Historical Cooking

Pickles

Please note this event is for the Morning session. Explore historical cooking, from farm to fork! Learn how Indiana’s first inhabitants ate and gardened, how settlers preserved food before refrigeration, why a package from home meant everything to Civil War soldiers, and so much more! As you gather knowledge, you can gather recipes as well…

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Exploration Saturday: Historical Cooking

Pickles

Please note this event is for the Afternoon session. Explore historical cooking, from farm to fork! Learn how Indiana’s first inhabitants ate and gardened, how settlers preserved food before refrigeration, why a package from home meant everything to Civil War soldiers, and so much more! As you gather knowledge, you can gather recipes as well…

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Children’s Entertainment Series

Join us for singing, dancing, and musical exploration in our beautiful Featherston Barn Patio! Lift your voice, lift your spirit, clap, shout, stomp, and holler along with local children’s musicians who’ll share songs for kids and their families. Showtimes: 10:30 Performances are 30 minutes.

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Exploration Saturday: Historical Cooking

Pickles

Please note this event is for the Morning session. Explore historical cooking, from farm to fork! Learn how Indiana’s first inhabitants ate and gardened, how settlers preserved food before refrigeration, why a package from home meant everything to Civil War soldiers, and so much more! As you gather knowledge, you can gather recipes as well…

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Exploration Saturday: Historical Cooking

Pickles

Please note this event is for the Afternoon session. Explore historical cooking, from farm to fork! Learn how Indiana’s first inhabitants ate and gardened, how settlers preserved food before refrigeration, why a package from home meant everything to Civil War soldiers, and so much more! As you gather knowledge, you can gather recipes as well…

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Exploration Saturday: Historical Cooking

Pickles

Please note this event is for the Morning session. Explore historical cooking, from farm to fork! Learn how Indiana’s first inhabitants ate and gardened, how settlers preserved food before refrigeration, why a package from home meant everything to Civil War soldiers, and so much more! As you gather knowledge, you can gather recipes as well…

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Glorious Fourth

Fourth of July in Prairietown

The Fourth of July is a truly important day for Prairietown – and you’re invited to join the celebration! Glorious Fourth is a special day of Independence Day programming at Conner Prairie. Step into the story of our nation in 1836 Prairietown and interact with our interpreters to experience firsthand the history of American independence.…

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Children’s Entertainment Series

Join us for singing, dancing, and musical exploration in our beautiful Featherston patio! Lift your voice, lift your spirit, clap, shout, stomp, and holler along with local children’s musicians who’ll share songs for kids and their families. Sing along, dance, stomp, clap, and be silly with popular local children’s performer Mr. Daniel, as he brings…

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Exploration Saturday: Nature

Explore Nature

Please note this event is for the Afternoon session. Let the Field Guide lead you on an adventure as you visit the grounds of Conner Prairie. These self-guided activities will help you learn more about Indiana’s natural history and how the land has changed over time. Who knows, you might meet a new animal or…

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Children’s Entertainment Series

Join us for singing, dancing, and musical exploration in our beautiful Lilly Theater! Lift your voice, lift your spirit, clap, shout, stomp, and holler along with local children’s musicians who’ll share songs for kids and their families. Combining unique and imaginative songs and storytelling come rock out with Ruditoonz! Indiana musician Scott Rudicel (“Rudi” to…

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Exploration Saturday: Nature

Explore Nature

Please note: this event is for the Morning session. Let the Field Guide lead you on an adventure as you visit the grounds of Conner Prairie. These self-guided activities will help you learn more about Indiana’s natural history and how the land has changed over time. Who knows, you might meet a new animal or…

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Exploration Saturday: Nature

Please note: this event is for the Afternoon session. Let the Field Guide lead you on an adventure as you visit the grounds of Conner Prairie. These self-guided activities will help you learn more about Indiana’s natural history and how the land has changed over time. Who knows, you might meet a new animal or…

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Exploration Saturday: Nature

Please note, this event is for the Morning 10AM-1PM session. Let the Field Guide lead you on an adventure as you visit the grounds of Conner Prairie. These self-guided activities will help you learn more about Indiana’s natural history and how the land has changed over time. Who knows, you might meet a new animal…

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