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Conner Prairie’s Treetop Outpost is Not Just for Kids

Since the fall I’ve been looking forward to the newest exhibit at Conner Prairie – the Treetop Outpost. And July 1, 2016 it opens!! I was able to get a sneak peek earlier in the week and was amazed at Read more >

Witness ‘Birth of a State’ in Corydon

How long has it been since you’ve been invited to witness a 200+-year-old birth? The answer is never—at least I hope so! This is a real invitation for you and everyone else from Indiana to participate in a special bicentennial Read more >

Discover History in the Indianapolis City Market Catacombs

Have you ever visited the Indianapolis City Market? The market is home to over 25 locally-owned and operated small businesses and is your choice of ethnic eateries, from-scratch snacks, boutique goods and more … BUT what you might not know Read more >

Celebrate Indiana’s Special Sites during National Parks Week

Did you know Indiana has three National Park Service sites? Notice I didn’t say we had three national parks. Rather the National Park Service maintains hundreds of parks, houses, areas, sites and other places throughout the nation that are of Read more >

Sassafras Tea Festival / Civil War Re-Enactment in Jennings County

When I read about the Sassafras Tea Festival and Civil War Living History  in Jennings County on April 23-24, I had to research. I had never eaten or even seen the plant of sassafras and had no idea it was Read more >

Conner Prairie Re-Opens for Spring

Today’s the day! It’s Opening Weekend for the outdoor grounds at Conner Prairie! The Conner home Prairietown, the Nature Walk, the Civil War Journey, and everything else on the outdoor grounds re-opens today. The entire weekend of March 24-27, which falls on Read more >

Take in Beauty and History on a Tour of the Indiana Statehouse

I’ve lived in Indiana for almost 20 years. I’ve visited places all over the state. I enjoy learning about the history we have, but I had NEVER gone on a Statehouse tour until this week. Pathetic, I know, but now Read more >

Civil War Reenactment Coming to Spring Mill State Park

Maybe it is because I just watched Little Women and got all nostalgic about our nations’ history and a time long ago, but when I heard about Spring Mill State Park’s Civil War Reenactment, I got excited! This coming weekend, Read more >