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Conner Prairie to offer free admission on Martin Luther King Jr. day

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In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. day, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park will be open to the public free of charge on Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Canned food donations will be accepted for Third Phase, a shelter, food and clothing pantry, in Noblesville.

In honor of King’s commitment to community and education, Indiana’s only Smithsonian Affiliate will offer guests science activities, video from King’s most famous speech, a chance to be part of the “We are Alike People Quilt” and stories about courage, determination and cooperation from America’s past.

On this special day, Conner Prairie’s Conner Homestead and Animal Encounters Barn will be open for guests, along with indoor areas, including Discovery Station and Craft Corner. Additional activities will include learning about Native American customs and crafts, watching and participating in History Science Theater, playing with 19th-century toys and games and creating Valentine’s Day cards for soldiers overseas.

The Conner Prairie Store will be open, and lunch will be available for purchase in the Welcome Center. The outdoor historic areas and 1859 Balloon Voyage will be closed to the public.

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