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Fort Larned schedules April 25 Evolution of Hunting program
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FORT LARNED — Everyone is invited to a historic program presented by the Fort Larned Old Guard on Saturday, April 25, at Fort Larned National Historic Site, funded in part by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council.
The programs during the day are free.
There is a charge of $15 per person for the evening dinner and program. Reservations for the evening meal must be received by April 14.
For information or to make reservations, please contact Leo Oliva, 888-321-7341 or email
“Bring a friend. Membership in the Old Guard is open to anyone who wants to help support our wonderful Kansas treasure—Fort Larned National Historic Site,” Oliva said.
An open house reception with refreshments and viewing of a special exhibit begins at 10 a.m. A short movie on buffalo hunting will be shown in the visitor center at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  The special exhibit on the evolution of hunting will be on display at Fort Larned until Nov. 1, 2015.
There will be three presentations during the afternoon April 25.
1:30 p.m.—Dr. Juti Winchester from Fort Hays State University will present, “New Yorkers on the Warpath: Easterners Go West to Hunt.”
2:30 p.m.—Dr. Dan Witt, Marsh Musing columnist for the Great Bend Tribune, will talk about “Guns and Roses.”
4 p.m.—Pat Cale, collector of hunting stories, will present, “A Collection of Hunter History.”
5:30 p.m.—Retreat ceremony.
6 p.m.— Dinner in the Quartermaster Storehouse.
After dinner there will be a short Old Guard membership meeting, announcement of the National Park Service centennial plans, presentation of Bill Chalfant Memorial Award, and special program about the Life of Billy Dixon portrayed by Historic Re-enactor Marc Ferguson.