September Programs at Fort Churchill State Historic Park

fortchurchill4 150x133 September Programs at Fort Churchill State Historic ParkSilver Springs, Nev. – Fort Churchill State Historic Park is offering a variety of events during the month of September. These events include a night hike, a full moon hike and at Buckland Station a program about the famous Pony Express rider Pony Bob Haslam. Entry to the park is $7 per vehicle with a $2 discount for Nevada residents. Programs are included in the park’s entrance fee. Buckland Station is $1 per person; children 12 and under are free. Cash and checks are accepted; no credit cards. Contact Kim Clawson at 775-577-4880 or e-mail at bucklandstation@hotmail.com for more information.

Saturday, September 7: Night Hike

Explore Fort Churchill in the dark! We will follow the Ruins Loop and Buckland Loop trails and talk about constellations and stargazing. Reservations are required by calling 775-577-4880 or via e-mail at bucklandstation@hotmail.com; leave your name, phone number and the number of people in your party. The meeting location is made known when reservations are made. This very easy hike is approximately 2 miles round-trip. Participants should bring water, good shoes (no sandals), warm clothes and insect repellant. Red flashlights or flashlights covered in red plastic are recommended, as they do not negatively affect night vision. Dogs are not permitted on this hike.

WHEN: Saturday, September 7 at 8 p.m.

WHERE: Fort Churchill is located approximately eight miles south of Silver Springs 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.

Thursday, September 19: Full Moon Hike

Walk along the Nature Trail by moonlight! Reservations are required by calling 775-577-4880 or via e-mail at bucklandstation@hotmail.com; leave your name, phone number and the number of people in your party. The meeting location is made known when reservations are made. This hike is approximately 2 miles long. Participants should bring water, flashlights, good shoes (no sandals), warm clothes and insect repellant. Dogs are not permitted on this hike.

               WHEN: Thursday, September 19 at 7 p.m.

               WHERE: Fort Churchill is located approximately eight miles south of Silver Springs 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.

Saturday, September 28: Pony Express Chautauqua

Join us for an exciting presentation about the famous Pony Express rider Pony Bob Haslam. Kim Copél will perform a Chautauqua of Pony Express rider Warren “Boston” Upson, who passed the Mochilla off to his friend Pony Bob. Discover the challenges, hardships and excitement of the life of a Pony Express rider. This program will be held at Buckland Station, a restored ranch house built in 1870.

               WHEN: Saturday, September 28 at 1 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 a half mile south of the railroad tracks.

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

          

The Nevada Division of State Parks plans, develops and maintains a system of parks and recreation areas for the use and enjoyment of more than 3.3 million visitors a year. The division was established in 1963 by the Nevada Legislature to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The division manages and maintains 23 parks, historic sites and recreation areas in Nevada