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"One Man, Two Guvnors"
Always famished and easily confused, Francis Henshall agrees to work for a local gangster as well as a criminal in hiding, both of whom are linked in a web of schemes, extortions and romantic associations ... none of which Francis can keep straight. So he has to do everything in his power to keep his two "guvnors" from meeting while trying to eat anything in sight along the way.
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100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park Tour
Take an hour-long art and nature-focused tour of 100 Acres. Tours will meet at Lake Terrace.
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10th Annual Halloween Howl Benefit
This "creepy" charity event benefiting the ALS Association Indiana Chapter includes live music, a silent auction and a costume contest.
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History/Science,Museum,Living History
1836 Prairietown
Immerse yourself in a 19th-century village and interact with the people, animals, objects and routines of life in Central Indiana in 1836. You can study in the one-room schoolhouse, and earn wages to spend at Whitaker's Store. You'll also meet the residents of Prairietown as they go about their daily lives. You'll learn new skills and they might even tell you stories and share some local gossip. Come prepared to learn and play. Prairietown's success depends on you!
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Museum,History/Science,Living History
1859 Balloon Voyage
This interactive exhibit blends science, technology, engineering and math with history in a seamless, one-of-a-kind voyage through time. You’ll find yourself in the middle of Lafayette, Ind., in the year 1859, to explore the history of manned flight, discover the rigors of airmail by balloon, and get a closer look at all the work required to lift a balloon into the sky. The culmination of this experience is the ability to step into the gondola of the tethered balloon and be lifted 350 feet over Conner Prairie.
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History/Science,Museum,Living History
1863 Civil War Journey
On July 8, 1863, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and his forces crossed the Ohio River into Indiana. In 1863 Civil War Journey, you'll cross a covered bridge and step into the southern Indiana town of Dupont shortly after this raid. Along the way, you'll meet local residents, experience immersive presentations, gather supplies for the Soldier's Aid Society, and even participate in military drills. Younger visitors will love the splash and play water area that includes safe, fun water cannons.
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Acoustic Alchemy
Acoustic Alchemy's wide-ranging influences make it a conduit for a myriad of sounds and textures. The band combines sounds of jazzy improvisation, Caribbean grooves, reggae, salsa and all forms of rock and pop and more. The band considers itself be a "musical travelogue," representing a wide range of influences, people and occurrences that inform its musical and personal lives.
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The Addams Family
This Tony Award-nominated macabre musical comedy is based on the cartoon characters created by Charles Addams, who also inspired the television show that first aired in 1964. Gomez Addams faces every father’s nightmare when his daughter, Wednesday, falls in love. What’s worse, she begs him not to tell her mother, Morticia. Everything will change for the family on the fateful night that they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
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The Age of Ice
To help visitors appreciate this time period’s icy influence on Indiana, the museum dropped the temperature in this area. Step into re-created environments in the gallery that depict a dire wolf and a peccary in a cave and a mastodont struggling after falling through an ice-covered lake. Guests will discover bones and fossils from thousands of years ago, and the Age of Ice gallery is even equipped with Ice Age mammal skeletons including a short-faced bear, a mastodont and a giant beaver.
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All Aboard
Learn about the history of locomotion. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a 35-foot long, 55-ton steam engine designed by Reuben Wells in 1868.
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