Historic program will be featured Saturday
LARNED — A historic program presented by the Fort Larned Old Guard is scheduled Saturday at Fort Larned National Historic Site and the site of the Cheyenne and Sioux Village in Ness County that was captured and burned by the army in 1867.
The afternoon presentations at the village site are free.
At 1:15 p.m., a car caravan will leave Fort Larned NHS to visit the Indian Village site, where re-enactors will have an Indian encampment set up to visit.
At 2:30 p.m., Chief Ranger George Elmore from Fort Larned will tell about archaeological investigations at the site. Military historian Leo E. Oliva will talk about the acquisition of the site by the Fort Larned Old Guard and the recognition as a National Register of Historic Place.
Music exhibit featured at Santa Fe Trail Center
LARNED — The Santa Fe Trail Center will feature “Music from the Pawnee,” an exhibit on Pawnee County music to celebrate Larned’s Santa Fe Trail Days.
Musical instruments and artifacts related to sound recording and reproduction are featured.
Admission to the museum galleries and outdoor exhibits is half-price Saturday in recognition of Santa Fe Trail Days.
The Santa Fe Trail Center is two miles west of Larned on K-156.