It is our position that Conner Prairie Interactive History Park’s Follow The North Star is a powerful learning experience in diversity that should not be missed, especially for history enthusiasts.
This nationally-acclaimed, award-winning special program transcends books and movies by transforming participants into the role of a fugitive slave on the Underground Railroad, fleeing from captivity and risking everything for freedom. Since 1998, nearly 60,000 people have participated in this program that is only offered during the months of April and November.
As with all of Conner Prairie’s interactive programs, this period in history is flawlessly recreated, complete with a mock slave auction, a chance to escape into the dark woods, the bone-chilling fear of being chased by slave hunters and ultimately ending at the safe haven of a Quaker family. Why is it important to leave the comforts of the world you know to experience one of the most terrifying and disturbing periods of history? Hopefully, it will lead to a better understanding of those who endured the unthinkable and an appreciation of the bravery of those who risked it all for freedom.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 776-6006 or visiting www.connerpraire.org.