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Hamilton County Haunts and Eats

If you live in or near Hamilton County, and are in the mood for some Halloween Haunts, you’ve got a few great choices you need to check out. First there’s The Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie in Fishers. There’s a Read more >

Mississinewa 1812, October 12 – 14, 2012

Living in Central Indiana, we know all about historic reenactment, thanks to Conner Prairie and the Civil War Days. But a little farther down on the niche historic reenactment scale is the Mississinewa 1812 festival. Held this year, October 12 Read more >

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 >