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Statehood, A New Beginning

When:
September 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
2017-09-30T09:00:00-05:00
2017-09-30T17:00:00-05:00
Where:
Rock Creek Station State Historical Park
57426 710 Road
Fairbury
NE 68352
Contact:
Rock Creek Station SHP
402-729-5777

Dates: Saturday, 9am to 5pm, September 30, 2017

Sunday, 9am to 2 pm, October 1, 2017

Rock Creek Station State Historical Park will be home to several living history reenactors from across the country. They are descending upon Rock Creek Station to bring back the daily trail life that bustled through Nebraska 150 years ago.  Rock Creek was a hub for western travel being the home of the famed Pony Express, Oregon and California Trails.  Continues streams of westward travelers, stage coaches and freight wagons were a common sight to the employees working the Road Ranch at Rock Creek Station.

By 1867 much was changing in Nebraska. The newly recognized state had much to celebrate as the summer of 1867 came to a close.  At Rock Creek Station the sun was setting on a dynamic era.  With the railroad now complete through Nebraska, trail traffic would slow on this section of trail. But for the people who called Rock Creek Station home it wasn’t the end, but a new beginning in a new state.

Step back in time and join the folks at Rock Creek station as they celebrate the close of the summer and the Statehood of Nebraska! While there is a call for festivities, there is still work to be done at the ranch as winter approaches.  Visitors will have the opportunity to catch demonstrations of haying blacksmithing, cooking, a 1860’s store and post office and other activities of the period.

A Park Entry Permit is required.