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Rediscover 1836 Prairietown – Grand Re-Opening

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Starting June 9, there will be a whole new set of adventures for you to uncover in 1836 Prairietown at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park. We’ve kept what you’ve always loved about Prairietown and added new adventures, new excitement and even more fun. Every step into the newly revitalized pioneer town reveals new opportunities for you to be a part of Indiana’s past. Earn some wages by taking on one of the many odd jobs posted around town then spend it at the Whitaker Store. It’s an amazing experience your whole family is sure to enjoy, so leave behind the microwaves, automobiles and computers and spend the day as a Prairietown citizen. Get the first look during our grand re-opening weekend on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $14/adult, $13/seniors 65+, $9 youth (ages 2-12), free for members and youth under 2.

For more information, call (317) 776-6006 or (800) 966-1836 or visit www.connerprairie.org.

This post was submitted by Sarah Frey.

Civil War Days at Conner Prairie

May 19-20

Watch eyes grow wide when horses charge and cannons roar as reenactors from across the country bring an1860s battle to life again. Young and old can learn firsthand what the Civil War was about from both Union and Confederate soldiers at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park. Create a memory sure to last a lifetime when you experience the Civil War for yourself. A battle reenactment will take place each day at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $14/adult, $13/seniors 65+, $9/youth (ages 2-12), free for members and youth under 2. Past and present military personnel receive free admission and half-price admission for immediate family members.

For more information, call (317) 776-6006 or (800) 966-1836 or visit www.connerprairie.org.

This post was submitted by Sarah Frey.

Mother’s Day Plant Sale at Conner Prairie

May 11-13

Do you know a mother who enjoys growing her own plants, herbs and vegetables? Bring her to Conner Prairie Interactive History Park to shop our Mother’s Day Plant Sale that will feature different varieties of plants, herbs, flowers and heirloom tomatoes, sure to make her garden beautiful this spring. Some of the seeds and plants are right from Conner Prairie’s own gardens. Proceeds from this sale help Conner Prairie plant our beautiful gardens, from which a portion of the produce is donated to help feed the hungry in Hamilton County. Friday, May 11 from 4 -7 p.m., Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, May 13 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. No admission required.

For more information, call (317) 776-6006 or (800) 966-1836 or visit www.connerprairie.org.

This post was submitted by Sarah Frey.

Green Thumbs Up at Conner Prairie

Daily in May
Green Thumbs Up
Do you have a green thumb? Find out at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park as we work in the different gardens throughout the month of May. Dig around and get dirty in the different gardens across the historic grounds. Grab a shovel and help finish the planting or simply explore the various plants and flowers. Mark your calendars for May 5 and 6 for special presentations by Herb Society of Central Indiana members and May 26 and 27 for wildflower and plant walks across the prairie. Green Thumbs Up activities occur daily and are included in the price of general admission. Admission is $14/adults, $13/seniors 65+, $9/youth (ages 2-12), free for members and youth under 2.

For more information, call (317) 776-6006 or (800) 966-1836 or visit www.connerprairie.org.

This post was submitted by Sarah Frey.

Bicentennial of the War of 1812 at Conner Prairie

April 21-22
Bicentennial of the War of 1812
Exactly 200 years ago, a war was raging right here in Indiana – maybe even in your own backyard! William Conner and many other Hoosiers played important roles in this war in which the British and Americans were fighting over the rights to rule this land once again. Conner Prairie Interactive History Park will host a group of talented reenactors who will bring this tumultuous time to life. Check out the firearms and equipment used by soldiers while you visit their War of 1812 encampment on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $14/adult, $13/seniors 65+, $9/youth (ages 2-12), free for members and youth under 2.

For more information, call (317) 776-6006 or (800) 966-1836 or visit www.connerprairie.org.

This post was submitted by Sarah Frey.

Follow the North Star at Conner Prairie

April 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28
Follow the North Star
Presented by Fifth Third Bank
In this nationally acclaimed, award-winning program, you will experience what it was like to seek freedom on the Underground Railroad at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park. You’ll be changed forever as you encounter the fears and challenges faced by Indiana residents on their tumultuous path to independence in this dramatic and powerful reenactment. Program lasts 90 minutes with groups leaving every 15 minutes from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. $20/person, $17/member. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Reservations required.

For more information, call (317) 776-6006 or (800) 966-1836 or visit www.connerprairie.org.

This post was submitted by Sarah Frey.

Sheep-to-Blanket at Conner Prairie

April 13-15
Sheep-to-Blanket

Whether you love animals, crafts or just getting out and enjoying the country, Sheep-to-Blanket weekend at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park has something for everyone! See sheep dogs in action (Saturday and Sunday only) as they demonstrate their herding skills. Discover all the secrets behind turning wool into warm blankets and enjoy demonstrations and hands-on activities throughout the historic grounds that focus on spinning, dying and weaving wool. Friday, April 13, Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $14/adult, $13/seniors 65+, $9/youth (ages 2-12), free for members and youth under 2.

For more information, call (317) 776-6006 or (800) 966-1836 or visit www.connerprairie.org.

This post was submitted by Sarah Frey.

Animal Extravaganza at Conner Prairie

Daily
Animal Extravaganza
Supported by Elanco

Spring has arrived and so have the new baby animals at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park! Join us throughout the month of April as we celebrate these feathered and furry friends. The Animal Encounters Barn will be bustling with baby lambs, kids, calves and maybe some surprises that you can pet, hold and brush. Then visit 1836 Prairietown to say hello to the oxen, horses, cattle and hogs. You may even see a baby pig or two. Then head over to 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana where you might be asked to help gather eggs from the chicken coop or look for animals that escaped Morgan’s raiders. Speak with our livestock specialists to hear how Conner Prairie is committed to preserving and saving rare breeds of animals. The park is home to a breed of hogs that dates back to 1529 and a breed of cattle that only has 15 left in the whole country – and three of them are at Conner Prairie.

April Extravaganza occurs daily and is included in the price of general admission. Admission is $14/adults, $13/seniors 65+, $9/youth (ages 2-12), free for members and youth under 2.

For more information, call (317) 776-6006 or (800) 966-1836 or visit www.connerprairie.org.

This post was submitted by Sarah Frey.

Conner Prairie Opening Weekend

March 31-April 1

Shake off the winter blues and head out to Conner Prairie Interactive History Park to find out what’s new this year. Scour the grounds and maybe even win a prize by playing our opening weekend Amazing Race Through Time, a competition that includes physical and mental challenges across all five themed outdoor areas. Help Conner Prairie welcome the new baby animals at Animal Encounters, where you can hold, pet and help take care of goats, ducks, sheep and more. Don’t forget to say hello to the beloved residents of 1836 Prairietown. While visiting, you can snag a preview of the brand new Barker Brother’s Pottery Shop, only one of many exciting changes in store for the grand re-opening of 1836 Prairietown in June. Explore all our outdoor historic areas to see what other adventures await you and your family this season. Opening weekend is Saturday, March 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, April 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $14/adults, $13/seniors 65+, $9/youth (ages 2-12), free for members and youth under 2. Some activities may include an additional fee.

For more information, call (317) 776-6006 or (800) 966-1836 or visit www.connerprairie.org.

This post was submitted by Sarah Frey.