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Portico Profiles

Fort Churchill State Historic Park

Join our Park Interpreter under the museum portico for a closer look at specific aspects of Fort Churchill’s history. Program topics will change monthly. April programs will profile Grafton Tyler Brown and the Pony Express.

Grafton Tyler Brown was an American artist, mapmaker, and lithographer. He created the only known image of Fort Churchill during its period of operation.

The Pony Express was the United States’ first cross-country mail delivery service. Riders carried news and information both to and from the soldiers at Fort Churchill who were responsible for guarding the Pony Express route through the region.

WHEN: This is a repeating program. April dates and times for this program.        

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Topic: Grafton Tyler Brown)

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Topic: Pony Express)

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (Topic: Pony Express)

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Topic: Grafton Tyler Brown)

WHERE: Meet at the Fort Churchill Museum. Fort Churchill is located 8 miles south of the Highway 95A/Highway 50 intersection on Highway 95A at 10000 Highway 95A, Silver Springs, NV 89429.

COST: Park entrance fees apply, $5.00 per vehicle ($10.00 for non-Nevada vehicles). There is no additional cost to participate in the program.

CONTACT: Kristin Sanderson, 775-577-2345, ksanderson@parks.nv.gov

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