Pony Express living history festival April 3Posted by jkittrell on Mar 18, 2010 in News, State Parks | Comments Off
SILVER SPRINGS, Nev. — Please join Nevada State Parks and the National Pony Express Association in celebrating the 150th anniversary commemorating the first Pony Express ride from St. Joseph, Mo. in 1860. The event is Saturday, April 3, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Buckland Station, just nine miles south of Silver Springs on Highway 95A.
The festival includes activities for young and old alike. There will be wagon rides to the fort at Fort Churchill State Park, mailbag exchanges and children’s games Representatives from the Eagle Valley Muzzleloaders, Civil War volunteers, an Abraham Lincoln Chautauquan, Wally Erhard, and other historians from various historical societies will be in attendance, along with Mountain Man, Bob Burke.
Warm clothes, sunscreen and water are advised in case the weather is inclement or sunny.
The entry fee is $4.00 per vehicle for park entrance with an additional $1.00 museum admission fee for Buckland Station.
Buckland Station, part of Fort Churchill State Historic Park, was originally a Pony Express stop along this historic route to California. It is the large two-story building on the east side of the highway. The Orchard, directly across the street, is where all outside events will be held.