Start Your Visit WithHistorical Timelines
General Interest Maps
Conner Prairie is one of the nation's finest living history museums, situated in Fishers, Indiana. The museum showcases the life of three different periods of the 19th century.
Conner Prairie aims to serve as a local, regional, and national center for education and other activities. This large, open-air living history museum is constructed with five distinct historic areas, a modern museum center, and more than 1,400 acres of natural beauty in Indiana.
Conner Prairie helps to explore the lives, times, and values of the 1800s in America. The land housing the present day museum originally belonged to William Conner, the first permanent white settler of region.
Conner Prairie is a beautiful place where history is preserved for the future. The staff members of the museum research and interpret the past and strive to produce public programs which brings 19th-century events and situations into clear focus for visitors. The programs may include anything from a joyful festivity of an 1836 wedding to the dark uncertainty of the Underground Railroad.
The museum organizes numerous permanent attractions and several events, including "Mystery on the Prairie" murder mystery evenings, the "Headless Horseman" ride in autumn, music concerts, candlelight tours, and country fairs.
In short, Conner Prairie is an ideal place for people to relax and have fun together, expand their minds, make joyful memories, and share their own stories.
http://www.wsj.com EDITORIAL Monday, April 15, 2002 Connerly's vindication Anyone not paying close attention could have easily have missed the news that minority admissions to the University of California system, the nation's largest, have ...
Greater Prairie Chicken
As prairie land became cultivated fields, the prairie chicken quickly disappeared from Ohio. 19th Century Numbers were steady in the northwestern portion of the state. In 1835, Toledo Judge E.D. Potter stated he "had seen on Summit Street near ...
Back at the Prairie
In 1904 and 1905, they moved their aviation experiments to Huffman Prairie (the present site of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base) just outside of Dayton, Ohio. Here, they built a second experimental aircraft, the Wright Flyer 2, and began to ...