Join Us for Full Moon Fort on Oct 18th
Fort Phil Kearny hosts “Full Moon Fort” with Lantern Tours
Guided Lantern Tours at Fort Phil Kearny will illuminate the darker side of the Fort and the contested “Bloody Bozeman” as part of a special event on the evening of October 18, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visitors can expect to hear fun facts and “grisly” details related to the daily lives of Natives and Soldiers near the “hated Fort on Buffalo Creek.”
“We don’t have to make anything up to create good narratives. Fort Phil Kearny was an incredibly dramatic place to be in 1866 and 1867,” says Site Superintendent, Misty Stoll. The tours will take place on the night of the October full moon. Visitors are encouraged to dress warmly for the 30 minute tours. The Fort Phil Kearny Interpretive Center and Gift Shop will be open during the duration of the event.
Site fees apply for visitors over the age of 17; Wyoming Residents pay $2, Non-Residents, $4. In the cases of dangerously cold or wet conditions, the event will be canceled. For announcements and more information visit Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site on Facebook and at FortPhilKearny.com.
Fort Phil Kearny State History Site is open Wednesday through Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is located at 528 Wagon Box Rd in Banner, Wyoming off Exit 44 from Interstate 90. For more information call (307) 684-7629 or email the Superintendent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site Announces New Superintendent
Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Misty Stoll, a Wyoming native with more than a decade of experience educating the public about historic landscapes and preserving cultural spaces, has been named the new superintendent of Fort Phil Kearny, a State Historic Site and National Historic Landmark north of Buffalo, WY.
Stoll most recently served as curator at the Wyoming Territorial Prison State Historic Site in Laramie where she worked to increase visitation and invigorate local communities through new tour programs, new exhibits, volunteer opportunities, special events, educational outreach, and onsite lectures.
Additionally, Stoll taught Wyoming history at Laramie County Community College where she shared her passion for Wyoming’s past and its relevance to Wyoming today.
“Fort Phil Kearny presents exciting interpretive opportunities. I’m so pleased to return to Sheridan and Johnson Counties and I hope to add to what communities in the area offer educators, travelers, and residents.”
Stoll earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies with a minor in Spanish and a master’s degree in American Studies with a minor in Historic Preservation from the University of Wyoming.
“Misty will provide a fresh and energized perspective as the new superintendent.” State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails Administrator Domenic Bravo said. “She was a key employee in the successes at Wyoming Territorial Prison and I think Fort Phil will blossom under her supervision, as we protect and share this iconic park’s history with students and visitors.”