Homeschool Day

Field Trips

Explore the variety of learning opportunities Conner Prairie has to offer in our seven historic areas. Meet the residents of 1836 Prairietown and experience Indiana’s brush with the Civil War at 1863 Civil War Journey. Also be sure to explore the Conner House, and take a journey out to Treetop Outpost. On this day, any…

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Prairie Pursuits: Knifesmithing

Prairie Pursuits - Hand Forged Knife

Learn the art of hand forging a knife. Topics covered will be steel selection, forging the blade, filing a finishing, heat-treatment and handle selection and fitting. Some hand tools required. Ages 16+ Class meets every Thursday in April. Series begins April 8th. Purchase Tickets See all Prairie Pursuits classes

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Prairie Pursuits: Basic Wheel Thrown Pottery

Prairie Pursuits Wheel Thrown Pottery

Every Wednesday in April. Series begins April 7th, 6-7:30pm This class will cover all aspects of wheel thrown pottery and glazing techniques. Each student will have access to their own wheel and equipment, while receiving individual instruction from our Conner Prairie potters. This class is adaptable for the beginner to the more advanced student. All…

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Prairie Pursuits: Basic Blacksmithing

Prairie Pursuits - anvil

This class will cover the basics of hand blacksmithing and bench-work techniques. Through a series of simple projects, such as hooks, chain links, cooking utensils and blacksmith tongs, students will learn basic techniques such as tending a fire, drawing out, upsetting, welding, filework and finishing work. All tools/materials provided. Ages 16+ Every Monday in April.…

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Special Experience: Paint to the Beat

Paint to the Beat activity

Come create a unique piece of art while listening to two very different pieces of music! Do you use different colors and brush strokes when you listen to rock-and-roll vs. classical? How do different styles of music affect your art? Click here to learn more and reserve your tickets!

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Special Experiences: Paint to the Beat

Paint to the Beat activity

Come create a unique piece of art while listening to two very different pieces of music! Do you use different colors and brush strokes when you listen to rock-and-roll vs. classical? How do different styles of music affect your art? Click here to learn more and reserve your tickets!

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Special Experience: Paint to the Beat

Paint to the Beat activity

Come create a unique piece of art while listening to two very different pieces of music! Do you use different colors and brush strokes when you listen to rock-and-roll vs. classical? How do different styles of music affect your art? Click here to learn more and reserve your tickets!

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Special Experience: Paint to the Beat

Paint to the Beat activity

Come create a unique piece of art while listening to two very different pieces of music! Do you use different colors and brush strokes when you listen to rock-and-roll vs. classical? How do different styles of music affect your art? Click here to learn more and reserve your tickets!

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Special Experiences: Paint to the Beat

Paint to the Beat activity

Come create a unique piece of art while listening to two very different pieces of music! Do you use different colors and brush strokes when you listen to rock-and-roll vs. classical? How do different styles of music affect your art? Click here to learn more and reserve your tickets!

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Special Experience: Historic Architecture Tour

Architecture Tour

Conner Prairie has so many buildings and each one has a story to tell.  Walk around the grounds and get to know how some of the buildings came to Conner Prairie and what their use was before.  We can even take a peak into areas the public usually doesn’t see! Click here to learn more…

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Special Experience: Paint to the Beat

Paint to the Beat activity

Come create a unique piece of art while listening to two very different pieces of music! Do you use different colors and brush strokes when you listen to rock-and-roll vs. classical? How do different styles of music affect your art? Click here to learn more and reserve your tickets!

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Special Experiences: Historic Architecture Tour

Architecture Tour

Conner Prairie has so many buildings and each one has a story to tell.  Walk around the grounds and get to know how some of the buildings came to Conner Prairie and what their use was before.  We can even take a peak into areas the public usually doesn’t see! Click here to learn more…

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Special Experience: Paint to the Beat

Paint to the Beat activity

Come create a unique piece of art while listening to two very different pieces of music! Do you use different colors and brush strokes when you listen to rock-and-roll vs. classical? How do different styles of music affect your art? Click here to learn more and reserve your tickets!

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Prairie Pursuits: Pretzels and Mustard

Prairie Pursuits: Pretzels and Mustard

Learn to make your own pretzels and mustards. We’ll learn to make proper pretzels with a water-bath and then bake them in the beehive oven or bake kettles. While the pretzels are baking, we’ll stir up both hot and sweet mustards to have with the pretzels.

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