Due to COVID-19, events will be updated as more information is available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

UPDATED December 13, 2020: Bob Wilson will give an anniversary tour for those interested in the Fetterman Fight on Dec 21, 2020.  Tour will begin about noon at Fort Phil Kearny parking lot with a brief review of what led up to the fight, who was involved and why.  We will then carpool to the battlefield and tour that site to the extent that the visitors would like and weather permits.  If the interest is there, weapons use by both sides will displayed and demonstrated.  Thank you for your interest in American and Wyoming's historic sites.

Please plan to dress for the weather and wind which is always there on Fetterman Ridge, maybe bring a thermos of something warm to drink.  We will be following the Governor's advice for social distance and protecting each other from Covid19.

Fort Phil Kearny Interpretive Center is located 4 miles west  of Exit 44 US Interstate 90.  For questions you may email Bob Wilson at   rcwilson@vcn.com.


POSTPONED  Birding and Wildflower Walk at the Wagon Box site, led by Dr. Jackie Canterbury of Bighorn Audubon.

POSTPONED to June of 2021  Part 1: History of Native American Languages; Part 2: Introduction to the Arapaho Language: Presentations by Professor Andrew Cowell, University of Colorado, and an Arapaho Tribal Member.

The significance, history, and the cultural impact of Native Americans languages is as vast as the territory where they were once spoken.

About Professor Cowell: University of Colorado, Department of Linguistics, 2008-current; Chair, Department of Linguistics, 2015-current. One of his main research interests is the indigenous languages of the Western U.S., and he directs the Center for the Study of Indigenous Languages of the West (CSILW). He has published extensively on Arapaho, and also works on Gros Ventre, Cheyenne, and Miwok. His interests include both formal linguistics and linguistic anthropology, and he is also involved with language preservation work in the field of endangered languages. Read more about Arapaho Language   

POSTPONED to 2021 Presentation on Ridgway Glover by Paula Richardson Fleming Photo Archivist, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 1970–2003.  “In June of 1866 a young Quaker photographer from New Jersey set out on the adventure of his life to photograph the American West. It was an adventure from which he would not return, but one that would inspire many scholars to hunt for his photographs – the earliest ever made of treaty negotiations in the field, and maybe just maybe, of Fort Phil Kearny,” Paula Richardson Fleming, Lookout Vol. 37. Ms. Fleming has authored several books including “North American Indians in Early Photographs" and “Grand Endeavors of American Indian Photography”.

Free Event at Kearney Community Hall


Canceled this year, sorry October: Full Moon Fort

POSTPONED November 8th  Veterans Event - Uniform Exhibit and Presentation on the Civil War and the Effects Along the Bozeman Trail by Bob Wilson and Sonny Reisch are postponed to 2021.

December 21st: 154th Anniversary of the Fetterman Battle. Period weapon demonstration at Fort Phil Kearny and tour of Fetterman Battlefield by Bob Wilson and the Kearny Frontier Regulars. This event is still planned. Times TBD.

For more info on these events, please email fpkbta@gmail.com



528 Wagon Box Road

Banner, WY  82832  -   307-684-7629