Heritage & History

Enjoy a delicious dinner, decorate cookies, and meet Santa in person! Sit in awe and wonder as Santa recites his beloved rendition of "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Join Santa in song, and after filling your bellies with a delectable holiday meal, sit on Santa’s lap...

Prairie Plates celebrates the farm-to-table food and craft drink movement with unique dining experiences, in a setting that can only be found at Conner Prairie. Featuring the region’s top chefs and gourmet artisans, it is a one of a kind dining experience for adults on...

The Barker Brothers have a kiln load of wares ready to fire. Come find out how a white hot fire and some table salt put the “finish” on the pottery. Gather around the Barker Brother’s Pottery Shop to watch how delicate clay pots...

In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums that offer free admission every day, Museum Day is an annual event during which participating museums across the country offer free admission to anyone with a Museum Day ticket. Visit Conner Prairie, Indiana’s first Smithsonian Affiliate, for a...

Carmel High School Principal Earl Lemme was a radio buff. In 1963 he brought his hobby to school, making CHS one of the only high schools in the country to have its own radio station. For more than five decades WHJE DJs have played the...

Teresa Altemeyer: History and Watercolor opens June 7, 2019. Ms Altemeyer’s paintings focus on the pastoral scenes of Conner Prairie and the residents of 1836 Prairietown. This exhibition not only showcases Altemeyer’s work, it delves deep into the artistic process and techniques of watercolor painting....

Stories of the Stanley family disappearance have been in circulation through your town for weeks. Local rumor has it, the father went missing first, and soon after the rest of the family vanished. Some people say the father abandoned his family, and without him they...

It’s late at night when you notice that your grandmother, who has been ill, is getting worse. You feel her forehead; she’s burning up. You know with a fever that high, she won’t survive without medicine. The only place within miles that carries the right...