New Love & New Freedoms: An 1860s African-American Wedding

202203sep(sep 3)11:00 am04(sep 4)11:00 amNew Love & New Freedoms: An 1860s African-American Wedding11:00 am - 11:00 am (4)(GMT-04:00) Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038CategoryMuseum/Zoo Event

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Join Conner Prairie on September 3rd and 4th, for a celebration of love as we host a 19th-century wedding that explores historic African American traditions.

Join a new couple as they embark on married life, encountering new opportunities and confronting ongoing challenges of inequality for African Americans in the late 1860s. This program will offer guests the opportunity to explore 19th-century expressions of Black beauty and love. The program will also ask guests to consider the juxtaposition of new freedoms and old inequalities that inform the lives of African Americans after the American Civil War.

Musical Guest: Baba Tony

Join us on September 3 for our ASL interpreters.

This event is included with the purchase of General Admission tickets. 


September 3(saturday) 11:00am - September 4(sunday) 11:00am(GMT-04:00)

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Conner Prairie is a unique historic place that inspires curiosity and fosters learning by providing engaging and individualized experiences for everyone.

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