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1886 "base ball" demonstration at Liberty Corner.
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1886 "base ball" demonstration at Liberty Corner.

Conner Prairie is a living history museum in Fishers, Indiana that preserves the historic Conner farm and recreates part of life in Indiana in the 19th century on the White River. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2500x1260, 1094 KB) Summary 1886 Baseball demonstration at Conner Prairie living history museum in Fishers, Indiana. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2500x1260, 1094 KB) Summary 1886 Baseball demonstration at Conner Prairie living history museum in Fishers, Indiana. ... The National Gallery in London, a famous museum. ... City of Fishers flag Fishers, located in Hamilton County, Indiana, is a town of population 52,390 (according to a special census conducted in 2004). ... Bales of hay on a farm near Ames, Iowa A farm is the basic unit in agriculture. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The White River may refer to: The White River in Arkansas in the United States. ...

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Layout and concept

Museum Center exterior.
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Museum Center exterior.

The museum grounds are divided into several sections, where different eras in history are recreated to create a kind of living timeline. Staff in period costumes demonstrate the way early inhabitants in the area lived. They explain their livestyles in character while performing chores such as cooking, chopping wood, making pottery, and tending to animals. In some cases, patrons are invited to join in the activities. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2500x1189, 678 KB) Summary Conner Prairie living history museum entrance in Fishers, Indiana. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2500x1189, 678 KB) Summary Conner Prairie living history museum entrance in Fishers, Indiana. ...


The museum's main building, called the Museum Center, contains the entrance lobby, ticket sales counter, restaurant, banquet hall, and gift shop. The gift shop sells pottery made by the museum's costumed staff as well as more conventional souvenirs.


Attractions

Spinning wheel demonstration in the Conner loom house, producing yarn from wool.
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Spinning wheel demonstration in the Conner loom house, producing yarn from wool.

Conner Prairie features several permanent attractions and numerous semi-regular events, including "Mystery on the Prairie" murder mystery evenings, the Headless Horseman ride in the autumn, candlelight tours, and country fair. It also hosts Civil War re-enactments, and Christmas holiday events and dinners. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1584x2500, 1232 KB) Summary Spinning wheel demonstration, producing yarn from wool, at Conner Prairie living history museum in Fishers, Indiana. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1584x2500, 1232 KB) Summary Spinning wheel demonstration, producing yarn from wool, at Conner Prairie living history museum in Fishers, Indiana. ... A spinning wheel is a device for making thread or yarn from fibrous material such as wool or cotton. ... This page is about the LucasArts computer game. ... This article is about yarn fiber. ... See Alpaca wool, Angora wool (of rabbits) and Cashmere wool (of goats) for information about other wools. ... The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a short story by Washington Irving contained in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. ... Fall redirects here. ... A fair is a gathering of people to display or trade produce or other goods, to parade or display animals and often to enjoy associated carnival or funfair entertainment. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties Killed in action: 110,000 Total dead: 360,000 Wounded: 275,200 Killed in action: 93,000 Total dead: 258...

Conner house.
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Conner house.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2500x1922, 1923 KB) Summary Original Conner house at Conner Prairie living history museum in Fishers, Indiana. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2500x1922, 1923 KB) Summary Original Conner house at Conner Prairie living history museum in Fishers, Indiana. ...

Conner house

The genuine Conner brick house and barn are preserved as a museum. Visitors can hear about how early Hoosiers cooked, spun and dyed thread and yarn, and cared for their animals and crops. Houses in Fishpool Street, St Albans, England Houses in the most general sense consist of human-built dwellings, each with enclosing walls, a floor, and a roof. ... A barn in southern Ontario, Canada A barn in Wisconsin A barn in Poland A round barn in Fayette County, Indiana This article is about a type of agricultural building, for other uses see Barn (disambiguation). ... A Hoosier is a resident or native of the U.S. state of Indiana, but used as a slang term for redneck in other parts of the country, especially in Missouri and Arkansas. ...


PastPort

Visitors can get hands-on experience dipping candles, carding wool, milking a cow, and participating in other pioneer activities. A collection of lit candles on ornate candlesticks A close-up image of a candle showing the wick and the various regions of the flame. ... See Alpaca wool, Angora wool (of rabbits) and Cashmere wool (of goats) for information about other wools. ... COW is an acronym for a number of things: Can of worms The COW programming language, an esoteric programming language. ... A family of Russian settlers in the Caucasus region, ca. ...


1886 Liberty Corner

Liberty Corner recreates a rural community in 1886, with a schoolhouse, Quaker meeting house, authentic covered bridge, and farm (Victorian home and three-bay bank barn). Visitors might even catch a vintage base ball game. 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... The Religious Society of Friends (commonly known as Quakers or Friends) began in England in the 17th century by people who were dissatisfied with the existing denominations and sects of Christianity. ... A covered bridge is a bridge, often single-lane, with enclosed sides and a roof. ... Vintage Base Ball is baseball played by rules and customs from an earlier period in the sports history. ...

1836 Pottery wheel demonstration in Prairietown.
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1836 Pottery wheel demonstration in Prairietown.

ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2500x1667, 1167 KB) Summary Pottery wheel demonstration at Conner Prairie living history museum in Fishers, Indiana. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2500x1667, 1167 KB) Summary Pottery wheel demonstration at Conner Prairie living history museum in Fishers, Indiana. ... The potters wheel is a horizontal wheel or turntable used in the making of many types of pottery. ...

1836 Prairietown

Prairietown recreates a pioneer community in 1836, with a blacksmith shop, pottery shop, inn, doctor's office, schoolhouse, and several residences. Early visitors might help with morning chores. Charles Darwin 1836 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... A blacksmith A blacksmith at work A blacksmith at work A blacksmiths fire Hot metal work from a blacksmith A blacksmith is a person who creates objects from iron or steel by forging the metal; i. ... Unfired green ware pottery on a traditional drying rack at Conner Prairie living history museum. ...

Lenape Camp fur trader log cabin.
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Lenape Camp fur trader log cabin.

ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2500x1667, 1307 KB) Summary Interior of a recreation of a log cabin at Conner Prairie living history museum in Fishers, Indiana. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2500x1667, 1307 KB) Summary Interior of a recreation of a log cabin at Conner Prairie living history museum in Fishers, Indiana. ...

1816 Lenape Camp

Lenape Camp recreates bark and reed wigwams and a fur trade camp with a log cabin. Visitors can learn how the Lenape (Delaware Indians) lived in Indiana in 1816 and hunted and trapped animals to trade with white fur traders. Bark is the outermost layer of stems and roots of woody plants such as trees. ... species Pragmites australis Reed is a generic term used to describe numerous plants including: Common Reed (Phragmites australis Cav. ... == The Band == Wigwam are Alex James, the bassist from Blur and Betty Boo. ... // Indian trade The fur trade (also called the Indian trade) was a huge part of the early history of contact in North America between European-Americans and American Indians (now often called Native Americans in the United States and First Nations in Canada). ... Details of cabin corner joint with squared off logs A log cabin is a small house built from logs. ... The Lenape or Lenni-Lenape (later named Delaware Indians by Europeans) were, in the 1600s, loosely organized bands of Native American people practicing small-scale agriculture to augment a largely mobile hunter-gatherer society in the region around the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, and western Long Island Sound. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


External links

  • Conner Prairie website

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Conner Prairie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (366 words)
Conner Prairie is a living history museum in Fishers, Indiana that preserves the historic Conner farm and recreates part of life in Indiana in the 19th century on the White River.
Conner Prairie features several permanent attractions and numerous semi-regular events, including "Mystery on the Prairie" murder mystery evenings, the Headless Horseman ride in the autumn, candlelight tours, and country fair.
The genuine Conner brick house and barn are preserved as a museum.
Story071105Forum (1453 words)
The agreement--which frees Conner Prairie from Earlham's control and calls for two new not-for-profits to oversee finances and operations--still is subject to court approval, but the attorney general believes the most difficult work is over.
He recommended Conner Prairie be set free along with its portion of the shared endowment, which would be controlled by separate boards focused only on the well-being of the museum.
Conner Prairie would get 830 acres of land and a total of $94 million: $85 million immediately from the endowment, another $6.5 million within five years and Earlham's $2.5 million stake in a neighboring golf course.
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