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Hamilton County History & Heritage Events

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Check out the Hamilton County blog to learn about historic attractions, Conner Prairie and more.

We've learned about Columbus sailing the ocean blue, but did you know that Hamilton County, Indiana has a rich history to share, too? You can experience the traditions of the past and the rich history that has developed as the county has grown.

Immerse yourself in the heritage of Hamilton County by taking advantage of the many opportunities to listen, learn and see history as it comes alive in exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, walking tours (including this Civil War Snapshot Tour) and interpretive programs.

Don't miss Voices from the Past, in Westfield, a guided journey into Westfield's past, award-winning programs at Conner Prairie, historic ghost walk tours and so much more!

Whether you're a Hamilton County regular or just visiting for the first time, you can relive the past in Hamilton County with these great events! Check out the events below to add to your Hamilton County history experience.

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Friday Sep 30, 2016

Indiana State Bar Association’s Art Collection featuring the Courthouses of Indiana

Sep 13 – Jan 13
(Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Conner Prairie
  • Address: 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038

Throughout 2016, Conner Prairie will display an art collection of paintings and drawings of Indiana courthouses created by professional and amateur artists commissioned by the Indiana State Bar As... more

The Apple Store

Sep 1 – Oct 30
(Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Conner Prairie
  • Address: 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038

The Apple Store continues to satisfy many a sweet tooth. New this season you’ll find a variety of bicentennial-themed goodies and toffee-dipped apples. Returning favorites include hand-dipped ca... more

Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Complete History of America (abridged): Election Edition

Sep 30
  • Location: The Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 3 Center Green, Carmel, IN 46032

Just in time for the 2016 Presidential Election, the Reduced Shakespeare Company recaps 600 Years of History in 6000 seconds! The “bad boys of abridgment” go from Christopher Columbus to N... more

Saturday Oct 01, 2016

Curtis-Hawkins Wedding

Oct 1 – 2
  • Venue: Conner Prairie
  • Address: 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038

In this simulated wedding, Ruth Curtis, the spinster sister of the village blacksmith, Ben Curtis, will wed widower Solomon Hawkins, a fellow member of the Methodist class. Solomon's wife passed away ... more

Indiana State Bar Association’s Art Collection featuring the Courthouses of Indiana

Sep 13 – Jan 13
(Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Conner Prairie
  • Address: 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038

Throughout 2016, Conner Prairie will display an art collection of paintings and drawings of Indiana courthouses created by professional and amateur artists commissioned by the Indiana State Bar As... more

Prairie Pursuits: Traditional Arts & Arms Making Workshop

Oct 1 – 7
(Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Conner Prairie
  • Address: 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038

Small class sizes in well-equipped facilities allow attendees to develop skills from a basic level to more advanced as they learn alongside some of the nation’s best craftsmen. Choose from one, ... more

The Apple Store

Sep 1 – Oct 30
(Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Conner Prairie
  • Address: 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038

The Apple Store continues to satisfy many a sweet tooth. New this season you’ll find a variety of bicentennial-themed goodies and toffee-dipped apples. Returning favorites include hand-dipped ca... more

Arts and Arms Making Workshops

Oct 1
(Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Conner Prairie
  • Address: 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038

October 1-7 Conner Prairie Interactive History Park Conner Prairie’s hands-on classes in the Arts and Arms Making workshop series, provide a rare opportunity to work closely with some of the nat... more

Fishers Renaissance Faire

Oct 1 – 2
(Recurring daily)

Experience the Golden Age of Queen Elizabeth I at The Fishers Renaissance Faire. There will be costumed characters, full-contact non-choreographed jousting by the Knights of Valour, period music, pir... more

Heroes and Horrors

Oct 1 – 29
(Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Art allows us to look at connections and themes in new ways — some heroic, some horrific. From Oct. 1 to Oct. 29, explore the sum of our fears and the defining characteristics of heroism during ... more

 

 

 

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