Admission to Conner Prairie free on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 15

Admission to Conner Prairie is free for everyone on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 15.

Admission to Conner Prairie free on Jan. 15 in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Live theater, family games, art and more will celebrate the life of the most visible leader of the civil rights movement on Jan. 15 at Conner Prairie.

Admission to the museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Day is free. Last year, nearly 2,000 guests honored King’s vision of what could be achieved through non-violent protests.

Last year, nearly 2,000 guests honored Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of what could be achieved through non-violent protests during the free admissionday to Conner Prairie.

Performances throughout the day will share the lives of some influential African-American Hoosiers, including pioneering aviator Willa Brown, journalist and activist Lillian Fox and teacher Martin Jenkins.

At 11 a.m., 2 and 3 p.m., student trainers from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, one of the most important organizations of the civil rights movement, will introduce audiences to their methods for practicing non-violent protest.

At noon and 2 p.m., young artists with Asante Children’s Theatre will share songs of freedom and hope. The theater’s Prepsters will perform a “choreo-poem” version of Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise.”

Guests can share their dreams for the future as King did by writing their thoughts and posting them on a Tree of Dreams (above). A gallery of images of past and present non-violent protests will be on display throughout the day.

For a complete list of activities, visit our website. While Conner Prairie’s outdoor grounds remain closed for the season, indoor exhibits Create.Connect and Discovery Station and Craft Corner will be open throughout the day, as will the Conner Prairie Store.