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Hamilton County History & Heritage Events

Conner Prairie

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 coms alive in exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, walking tours, train rides and interpretive programs.

Don't miss Voices from the Past, in Westfield, a guided jouney into Westfield's past, riding the rails with the Indiana Transportation Museum, award-winning programs at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, 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!

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Friday Oct 24, 2014

Westfield Historic Underground Railroad Ghost Walk

Oct 24
  • Location: Asa Bales Park
  • Address: 132 W. Main St., Westfield, IN 46074

1:45-2 hrs. Asa Bales Park, 132 W. Main St. Westfield. Walking tour filled with stories of ghosts of the Underground Railroad mixed with modern-day gangsters and spirits from Westfield's haunted histo... more

Fall Break Camp at Conner Prairie

Oct 17 – 24

Enjoy fun activities at Conner Prairie during Fall Break!

Saturday Oct 25, 2014

Arcadia Arts & Heritage Depot Open Hours

Sep 6 – Oct 25
(Every Saturday)

Visit this cherished 1869 remnant of Indiana's rail history that now houses the history and arts.

Blue Arrow Train in October-November

Oct 4 – Nov 8

The Blue Arrow - An Evening Dining Experience Along the Nickel Plate Railroad Catch the train at Fishers or Noblesville. Take an evening ride through Indiana's countryside to small towns along the ... more

Nefarious Noblesville Ghost Walk

Oct 25

1:45-2 hrs. Court House Square, Noblesville. From beer rooms to business, visit the places where the dead continue their spirited affairs and hear their empty voices call from beyond. Meet south side ... more

The Hamilton Harvest Train

Oct 4 – 26

Ride the train about 20 minutes to a local pumpkin patch and enjoy a variety of outdoor, family-friendly activities that include a farm animal petting zoo, face painting, and a child-size hay bale ma... more

Sunday Oct 26, 2014

The Hamilton Harvest Train

Oct 4 – 26

Ride the train about 20 minutes to a local pumpkin patch and enjoy a variety of outdoor, family-friendly activities that include a farm animal petting zoo, face painting, and a child-size hay bale ma... more

Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

Prairie Pursuits: Wheel Thrown Pottery

Oct 15 – Nov 19

This class will cover the basics of wheel thrown pottery. Students will be exposed to all processes involved in making, decorating, and glazing pottery. If you have taken this class before, please joi... more

Thursday Oct 30, 2014

Haunted Prairie: A Hidden History of Conner Prairie

Oct 30

For ages 12 and up Reservations required: Call 317.776.6006 Guests will enjoy a guided tour through Conner Prairie's historic grounds when everything is at its quietest time. Or is it? Learn the his... more

Friday Oct 31, 2014

Westfield Historic Underground Railroad Ghost Walk

Oct 31
  • Location: Asa Bales Park
  • Address: 132 W. Main St., Westfield, IN 46074

1:45-2 hrs. Asa Bales Park, 132 W. Main St. Westfield. Walking tour filled with stories of ghosts of the Underground Railroad mixed with modern-day gangsters and spirits from Westfield's haunted histo... more

Saturday Nov 01, 2014

Blue Arrow Train in October-November

Oct 4 – Nov 8

The Blue Arrow - An Evening Dining Experience Along the Nickel Plate Railroad Catch the train at Fishers or Noblesville. Take an evening ride through Indiana's countryside to small towns along the ... more

Prairie Pursuits: Hammer & Tongs

Nov 1

Forge your own set of essential blacksmith tools, a cross-pein hammer and tongs. In this class we'll cover basic forging processes for making tongs. We'll also discover the secrets of properly selecti... more

 

 

 

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