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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 >

Indiana Museums Participating in Museum Day – Sept. 24, 2011

Take a day-trip on September 24 and visit a new museum, for free! Download your ticket here: Free Museum Day is September 24 and that means you can get free admission to 34 Indiana museums. The full list of Indiana Read more >

Quidditch Tournament Coming to Conner Prairie

When the first Harry Potter movie was still in production, I couldn’t wait to see how they would depict the game of Quidditch. Now I have the chance to see the game played in person at the Midwest Quidditch Cup, Read more >

Conner Prairie Country Fair Kicks Off September 17 & 18

Conner Prairie is hosting its annual Country Fair on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18. If you want to see what kinds of foods we ate, games we played, and fun we had in the 1860s, this is your Read more >

Indy’s First Mini Maker Faire

Lego Mosaics. Electric Motorcycle. Mind Controlled Robotic Arm. Yarn Bombing. What do all of these have in common? They are created by people who enjoy bridging the gap between technology and the imagination. They are Makers. And while musicians and Read more >

Photo of the Week – June 3, 2011

It’s been a while since we’ve featured a photo of the week, but here’s a great one for June 3, 2011. If you’ve never been to Symphony on the Prairie out at Conner Prairie you HAVE to go this summer. Read more >

Morgan’s Raid on Indiana, What Would You Do?

John Elder, the 1863 Civil War Journey Guest Experience Manager sets the scene for Morgan’s Raid on Indiana. Do you stay and defend your home or do you grab your gun and defend your state? Join us this Saturday and Read more >

Have your “Ah-Hah!” Moment at 1863 Civil War Journey

When I first started working at Conner Prairie in February, things were running at a good pace. I was busy, had plenty to do but everyone kept saying, “just wait until outdoor season, that’s when things get really busy.” Yeah, Read more >

Civil War Days a Real Blast at Conner Prairie

Civil War Days at Conner Prairie is one of those must-see events that anyone with an interest in history needs to visit at least once in their life. I took my kids out to Conner Prairie today to see the Read more >

Mix It Up in Hamilton County for Memorial Day Weekend

Yes, I am a lifelong Hoosier, but (gasp) I am not a racing fan (double gasp) so many of the Indianapolis 500 events don’t make my May calendar. For me and my family, Memorial Day weekend is about relaxing, enjoying Read more >