Conner Prairie Interactive History Park has been awarded the 2012 Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Leadership in History Awards for 1863 Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana.
Through theatrical wizardry, including video, sound, staging and Conner Prairie interpreters dressed in authentic period costumes, visitors are drawn into the true story of General John Hunt Morgan's cavalry raid on Indiana. The experience fosters learning and inspires curiosity about how citizens responded to and were impacted by Morgan's raid in July 1863 and how the cultural and political complexities of the Indiana Civil War impacted the response on the home front.
The AASLH Leadership in History Awards is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history. The award is presented for exceptional and meritorious work by the organization and/or new and promising ideas, approaches and innovation that serve as a model for the field.