The Conner Prairie Rural History Project (2001-2003) was an effort to capture the fast disappearing rural landscape and heritage of Hamilton County, Indiana. Funded by the Legacy Fund of Hamilton County, the project conducted over 125 oral histories with farmers, business leaders, and local citizens who shared their memories of the county’s rural past. In addition, diaries, letters and photos documenting that heritage were collected and digitized for posterity. A documentary produced in conjunction with project, Harvesting the Past: The Conner Prairie Rural History Project, aired on Indiana PBS stations and received a national Telly Award in 2003.
Conner Prairie Rural History Project