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Head ’Em Up & Move ’Em Out
Fort Larned Historical Society annual meeting will feature speaker Gray
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LARNED — Join us for the Annual Meeting of the Fort Larned Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, at the Santa Fe Trail Center Museum & Research Library.  Meet the staff and historical society Board of Directors, see what is going on at the museum, and enjoy a wonderful evening of entertainment and refreshments.  You do not have to be a member of the historical society to attend.  Everyone is welcome to this free event. 

Following a brief business meeting and the presentation of the Volunteer of the Year Award there will be a program by Jim Gray, Ellsworth.  Gray is an author, speaker, promoter of cowboy heritage in Kansas and Executive Director of the National Drovers Hall of Fame.  His program, “Head ‘Em Up & Move ‘Em Out,” explores the exciting story of cowboys, cattle, and the steak on your plate. 

The early days of ranching and trail driving required stamina and determination. The drover of yesteryear had little choice but to face the elements placed before him if he was to get his wild cattle to market. A thousand miles on the trail brought him into contact with all that nature could throw at him: lightning, flooded rivers, hail, tornadoes, and stampeding cattle were constant challenges. Today’s massive beef industry owes its beginnings to the men and women who were bold enough to “head ‘em up and move ‘em out.”

After the program we will adjourn to the lobby for refreshments and an opportunity to visit.  You will also want to take a moment to see all of the progress in the East Gallery.  A lot more work has been accomplished in the last year. 

For more information please call 620-285-2054 or email The Santa Fe Trail Center Museum is located two miles west of Larned on K156 Hwy.