Free events at Fort Churchill State Historic Park in July

fortchurchill4 Free events at Fort Churchill State Historic Park in July  Silver Springs, Nev. – Fort Churchill State Historic Park is offering a variety of events in July: a full moon hike, living history demonstrations and a Chautauqua.  Events are free with a $7 per vehicle entrance fee; Nevada residents receive a $2 discount. Cash and checks are accepted; no credit cards. Contact Kim Clawson at 775-577-4880 or e-mail bucklandstation@hotmail.com for more information.

Sunday, July 1: Full Moon Hike

Ranger guided hike through the ruins of Fort Churchill. Discover what life was like for the soldiers and sample hard tack. Bring hiking shoes, water, a flashlight and remember to dress for the weather. This is an easy, 0.6-mile hike.

               WHEN: Sunday, July 1 at 8:30 p.m.

               WHERE: Meet at the museum parking lot. Fort Churchill is located approximately eight miles south of Silver Springs, NV on Highway 95A. Turn onto Fort Churchill Road and follow the signs into the park.

               WHO: This event is open to the public and is sponsored by Fort Churchill State Historic Park.

Wednesday, July 4: Living History Demonstrations

There will be a short history talk and the following demonstrations: cannon firing, muzzle loader, candle making, adobe brick making and tours of Buckland Station.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 4 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Meet at the museum, behind the cannons. Fort Churchill is located approximately eight miles south of Silver Springs, NV on Highway 95A. Turn onto Fort Churchill Road and follow the signs into the park.

               WHO: This event is open to the public and is sponsored by Fort Churchill State Historic Park.

Sunday, July 15: Art Show at Buckland Station

Local artists will display and sell their art on the lawn behind Buckland Station, which will be open for tours. Tours are $1 per person; children 12 and under are free.

WHEN: Sunday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Buckland Station is located nine miles south of Silver Springs on Highway 95A. Buckland Station is the large, two-story white building on the left, about ½ mile south of the railroad tracks.

               WHO: This event is open to the public and is sponsored by Fort Churchill State Historic Park.

Saturday, July 21: Chautauqua at Buckland Station

Nevada’s colorful history comes alive as Anita Watson presents a Chautauqua as Mary Oxborrow, a Pioneer Midwife and Healer. Discover what life was like for women in the 1800s. This event will be held at the beautifully renovated Buckland Station ranch house built in 1870.

               WHEN: Saturday, July 21 at 10:30 a.m.

               WHERE: Buckland Station is located nine miles south of Silver Springs on Highway 95A. Buckland Station is the large, two-story white building on the left, about ½ mile south of the railroad tracks.

               WHO: This event is open to the public and is sponsored by Nevada Humanities and Fort Churchill State Historic Park.