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Fort Larned to showcase evolution of hunting
A presentation on the evolution of hunting is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, at Fort Larned National Historic Site.

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.
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.
There will be three presentations during the afternoon.
1:30 p.m.—Dr. Juti Winchester from Fort Hays State University presenting “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 a first-person presentation of the Life of Billy Dixon portrayed by Historic Re-enactor Marc Ferguson.
For more information or to make reservations, please contact Leo Oliva at 888-321-7341 or email
Membership in the Old Guard is open to anyone who wants to help support our wonderful Kansas treasure—Fort Larned National Historic Site. The special exhibit on the evolution of hunting will be on display at Fort Larned until Nov. 1, 2015.
In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Fort Larned National Historic Site invites you to discover the meaning of national parks, how your park inspires you - both in personal connections and memorable experiences.   Fort Larned National Historic Site is six miles west of Larned on K-156.    
Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., information on visiting is on the internet at, or by calling 620-285-6911.  There is no admission fee.
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