Explore Historical Cooking

Traditional Arts & Arms Workshops: Hearth Cooking

Join us to explore historical cooking! Learn about recipes passed down and adapted as America was settled, talk to Civil War soldiers about what they make with their rations, and hear about historical homebrewing – and sample a historical beer. Collect recipe cards as you discover food traditions across the grounds to create your own…

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Sensory Friendly Hours August

Sensory Friendly Hours

Admission is free with general admission, and all of the grounds will be open. Components and interactives that make loud noises will be dimmed or turned off (i.e. the Raid presentation and Dry Goods Store in Civil War Journey) and access to Quiet Spaces and Quiet Space boxes will be easily available. At 12 pm…

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Freedom Church: The Liberation of Soul

Asante Children’s Theatre actors

Freedom Church: The Liberation of Soul is a production of the Asante Children’s Theatre in partnership with Conner Prairie that dives deep into the evolution and history of African American religion. The production is also closely related to Conner Prairie’s forthcoming exhibition, Promised Land as Proving Ground, opening in June 2022. Showtimes: Saturday, August 7th…

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Explore the Arts: Peace, Love, Rock ‘n’ Roll

Explore the Arts performers Main Street Artists

Main Street Artists will celebrate the music of the 60’s and 70’s in an all ages rock ‘n’ roll show. Led by award-winning vocalist Julie Lyn Barber and keyboardist Darrin Murrell and features chart-topping feel-good classic rock favorites from: The Beatles Bob Dylan Joni Mitchell Cat Stevens Simon & Garfunkel Lovin’ Spoonful The Cowsills Carole…

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Explore the Arts: Stevens Puppets Presents The Wizard of Oz

Wizard Of Oz puppet show

Lions and Tigers and Puppets, oh my! In this classic heart-warming tale, beautifully adapted for marionettes by Martin Stevens and Dan Raynor, children of all ages will watch with bated breath as a Kansas cyclone whisks Dorothy off to Oz where she befriends the Scarecrow, who wants brains, the Tin Woodman, who wants a heart,…

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Historic Baseball Game

Historic Baseball Game

Pick your favorite team and cheer them on to victory during a historic baseball game when the White River Ball Club take on The Cincinnati Red Stockings. Batting Practice starts at 10 am and the game begins at 12:30 pm. There will be opportunities for photos with the teams after the game. Food and beverages…

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Glorious Fourth

Glorious Fourth

Come celebrate July 4th with the citizens of Prairietown! Throughout the week, there will be opportunities to help decorate the town with festive red, white, and blue bunting, and to help the citizens of Prairietown rehearse speeches and toasts! Click here to learn more and reserve your tickets!

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Explore the Arts: Bongo Boy Music School

Bongo Boy Music School drum circle

Bongo Boy Music School will facilitate 6 drum circles for guests of all ages. No experience necessary!  Drums are provided by Bongo Boy Music School.  Space is limited and drum circles begin at 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm and 1:30pm.  Each drum circle will last approx. 15 minutes. This is a hands-on experience. Come share…

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Jubilee!: A Celebration of Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Join us June 18th-20th as we celebrate and share the history behind Juneteenth. Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that enslaved men, women, and children in Texas received the news that they were free.  We will have picnic blankets located throughout the grounds for you and your family to stop…

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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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