Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie

Experience the Hoosier spirit and Indiana heritage with a visit to Conner Prairie. It’s the ideal place to immerse your students in the state’s history with hands-on activities and plenty of opportunities to interact with staff portraying characters from the past. Spend time outdoors, try

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Follow the North Star


Program description

Follow the North Star is a participatory museum theater experience that demonstrates the wide ranging social attitudes towards African-Americans in pre-Civil War Indiana. Participants travel back to the year 1836 and assume the role of fugitive slaves seeking freedom on the Underground Railroad through the state. Traveling as a group, you will encounter a variety of characters, ranging from


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Program Detail

Program type: Field Trip
Artistic Discipline: History & Heritage, Storytelling
Cultural Origin: African/African Diaspora, European
Subject: History, Social Studies
Population served: Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Students with Disabilities
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Contact Guest Services for available dates and times.

Available times:

9 am–1:30 pm; Groups of 15 scheduled every 15 mins

Length of program: 90 minutes
Fees / Ticketing:

Students $10. One adult free with every 14 students. Additional adult chaperone $10.

Pre-payment is required three weeks in advance.


Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Standard 1 - History
SL.2 – Discussion and Collaboration: Refine and apply reciprocal communication skills by participating in a range of collaborative discussions


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes


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