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Hot Air Balloon Rides in Indiana

As I was driving home from a meeting tonight, I saw the most beautiful hot air balloon floating in the sky in the distance. It seemed like such a lovely way to spend a summer evening, and it got me Read more >

Conner Prairie Horizon Council Hosts Craft Beer Event

If you’re a beer fan, and don’t drink beers that are found on race cars, then you may want to visit Conner Prairie’s History on Tap, their first-ever craft beer event for beer enthusiasts and newbies. The event, which is Read more >

Conner Prairie Commemorates Bicentennial of War of 1812

Every time I visit Conner Prairie, I always visit the part that helps me understand the 1860s. I don’t know why, it’s just where we always go. But I’m looking forward to their exhibit during April 21 and 22, when Read more >

2012 Opening Weekend at Conner Prairie

The opening weekend of the outdoor season at Conner Prairie historical park in Fishers, Indiana is March 31-April 1. Visitors can take in favorites such as the 1836 Prairie Town, the Lenape Indian Camp, and last year’s debut exhibit 1863 Read more >

Conner Prairie Gaining Steam in September

Conner Prairie is going steam punk on Central Indiana, although with more steam and less punk. The Smithsonian affiliate received a grant by the LDI 100th Anniversary Celebration Cultural Partnership Gift Program, and they will be using it to power Read more >

Conner Prairie Hearthside Suppers, January through March, 2012

Keep warm this winter as Conner Prairie starts up their annual Hearthside Suppers, running from January 6 through March 25, 2012. Guests who dine in Indiana’s only Smithsonian affiliate can enjoy a candlelight dinner in the historic William Conner house. Read more >

Conner Prairie Offers Outdoor Daytime Holiday Activities for First Time

Anyone who has ever visited Conner Prairie’s Conner Prairie by Candlelight — their holiday activities — have always gone at night. There was something comforting and intimate about those cold nights spent roaming 19th century Indiana, learning about how our ancestral Read more >

Follow the North Star at Conner Prairie in November

Conner Prairie is starting their “Follow the North Star” program again this November. This 90-minute program will show participants what it was like to be a fugitive slave on the Underground Railroad, fleeing to freedom in the north. This isn’t Read more >

Finding the Perfect Pumpkin

Searching for the perfect pumpkin is one of the best rituals of the fall season. Granted, pumpkins seem to look alike, but any kid will tell you they know when they’ve found just the right one. Kids (and kids at Read more >

Did you say FREE?!

Why yes, yes I did. Conner Prairie, Indiana’s only Smithsonian affiliate will open it’s doors with free admission on Saturday Sept. 24, 2011 as part of the national Museum Day. This day is meant as a celebration of the dissemination Read more >