Breaking up may be hard, but museum thrives anyway: Conner Prairie turning red ink to black as it embraces independence after years-long governance dispute

Nearly a year after its split from longtime trustee Earlham College, Conner Prairie is on the rebound. The Hamilton County living-history museum is poised to close out 2006 with more revenue than expenses-the first time in years it's been in the black. "We feel very good about it," said Berkley Duck, board chairman for both the museum and its affiliated foundation. "We're coming in pretty well against what we estimated." That's impressive, considering the 32-member board didn't have much time...

 

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