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home : news : local news December 14, 2017

11/28/2017 7:51:00 AM
New maker's space now under construction at Conner Prairie
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Play shares power of letters

An original live play about the meaning and the magic of mail at Christmastime during the Civil War era is now showing at Conner Prairie.

Bill Wilkison wrote and directs the play titled "Tales at the Holidays: Letters from the Civil War," inspired by the Thomas Nast illustration "Christmas Eve," published in the Christmas 1862 issue of Harper's Weekly.

Performances are at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 9, 16 and 23. It's free with paid general admission to Conner Prairie.

Hearthside Suppers approaching another sell-out

Tickets remain for only a limited number of dates for Conner Prairie's popular Hearthside Suppers series. Hearthside Suppers welcome guests to an entertaining evening with the museum's costumed interpreters. Hosted in the historic 1823 William Conner House, guests enjoy a light appetizer then lend a hand with the final preparations of an authentic 1800s meal.

The menu includes spiced cider, cheese, Ossabaw Island Hog Sausage, popped corn, preserved stone fruit, tomata soup and herbed crackers, baked chicken served with wow wow sauce, beef hachee, hotchpotch, cold slaw, Indian pickle of cauliflower, nice buns, and speculaas cake with wined pears and brandied cream.

Tickets remain for these Hearthside Suppers dates: Jan. 16, 18, 23, 30 and Feb. 6-7.

Tickets are available at http://www.connerprairie.org/things-to-do/events/winter/hearthside-suppers

The Times

FISHERS - Conner Prairie's indoor exhibit, Create.Connect, will close temporarily to the public as construction starts on a new permanent feature inside the museum's Welcome Center, the Makesmith Workshop.

The new, 500 square-feet space will allow visitors to hone their skills while exploring historic trades through hands-on activities. Staff will guide visitors through projects and help them acquire new experience with tools and materials.

The installation of the maker's space will cause the reorganization of some areas of Create.Connect, which will reopen to the public Dec. 2. Discovery Station, Craft Corner, the Conner Prairie Store and the current holiday exhibit Gingerbread Village will be unaffected by construction.

Makesmith Workshop is scheduled to open Jan. 11 as a permanent exhibit at Conner Prairie.

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