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Conner Prairie Events, Jan-Feb 2012

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Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers

Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers. AroundIndy.com staff photo.

By Sarah Frey
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
http://www.connerprairie.org/

JANUARY

January 6 – March 25, 2012
Hearthside Suppers

Ever wondered what people ate for dinner in the early 19th century? Or how they cooked that meal? Discover those answers firsthand when you and your family join in preparing, serving and enjoying a candlelight feast straight from the pages of a 19th-century cookbook in the historic Conner House. This year’s new menu includes popcorn, pounded cheese, water wafers, cider, pumpkin soup, beef alamode with roasted root vegetables, chicken and homemade noodles, pickled red cabbage, brandied pears, bread and butter pickles, and Roly Poly (a 19th century “pudding” with sweetened dough and fruit preserves). Recommended for ages 10-adult. Fridays-Sundays in January, Thursdays-Sundays in February and Wednesdays-Sundays in March; 6-9 p.m. Reservations required. $60/person ($55/member) For more information, call 317-776-6006 or visit www.connerprairie.org.

January 16
MLK Jr. Day
Free/Community Day
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park will be open to the public free of charge. In honor of King’s commitment to community and education, guests can participate in rousing science activities in Science Lab, take a tour of the historic Conner Homestead, create a card for soldiers overseas, and play famous African American bingo. Guests can also participate in the “We Are Alike” people quilt in Craft Corner, where paper dolls are decorated and joined hand-to-hand with others, or let their imaginations run wild and explore multiple activities in Discovery Station. Guests are encouraged to bring a canned good item for donation to help support the Indiana Food Bank. For more information, call 317-776-6006 or visit www.connerprairie.org.

January 31-April 1
Science of Football
Thursdays – Sundays
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

How do football players make it all look so easy? The secret is that they’re masters of physics! Stop by the Science Lab and find out why a spiral throw is so important, how speed and weight affect how hard players get hit, and how they keep their balance and direction while swerving through the air. Then it’s your turn to test your skills and learn about the forces behind every swing, kick, and throw you make. For more information, call 317-776-6006 or visit www.connerprairie.org.

FEBRUARY

February 2-26
Black History Month
Thursdays – Sundays
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Who are the most famous African Americans? Come to Conner Prairie and test your knowledge as you explore top politicians, gold medalists, business leaders, sports professionals, civil rights leaders, astronomers, mathematicians, surveyors and much more. For more information, call 317-776-6006 or visit www.connerprairie.org.

February 14
Valentine’s Day
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Stop by Craft Corner and make a beautiful valentine paper tin punch for your sweetie. Show your affection by adding glitter, ribbon and your own personal touch. For more information, call 317-776-6006 or visit www.connerprairie.org.

February 20
President’s Day
Free/Community Day

In celebration of President’s Day, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park will be open to the public free of charge. Come for a day full of excitement and fun as we celebrate our founding fathers. Enjoy historic toys and games, crafts, good food and learn how to build your very own timber frame house. Make sure to stop by the Featherstone Barn to learn the George Washington Birthday Dance. For more information, call 317-776-6006 or visit www.connerprairie.org.