On Jan. 9, Conner Prairie was named a Site of Conscience by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.
According to a press release, the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience “encompasses the only global network of historic sites, museums and memory initiatives that connect past struggles to today’s movements for human rights.”
Sites of Conscience work to provide safe spaces to remember while also enabling visitors to make connections from the past to the present. There are more than 250 Site of Conscience members across 65 nations.
“Since 1974, Conner Prairie has been a destination where people can experience history in a way that books cannot teach, as founder Eli Lilly envisioned,” Conner Prairie CEO and President Norman Burns stated in a press release. “By building on his vision, we are opening doors to a more diverse audience reflective of the local, state and national communities we serve. We are deeply honored the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience has recognized our efforts, and we look forward to maintaining and building upon the award-winning programs that have led us to this moment.”
In addition to being a Site of Conscience, Conner Prairie also is Indiana’s first Smithsonian affiliate. For more, visit connerprairie.org.