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

June 5th: Wagon Box Birding and Wildflower Walk with Bighorn Audubon - Thank you to all the participants on this wonderful annual walk. It was gorgeous! Special thanks to Mae Smith of Sheridan College, and Jennifer Williams, Dr. Jackie Canterbury, and Annie Dunn of Bighorn Audubon. After a brief history of the Wagon Box Battle was given, the walk commenced with over 40 species of plants observed, and fourteen species of birds including Broad-tailed Hummingbird and Violet-green Swallow.

 

June 24th: Guided Tour of Fort Phil Kearny at 6pm; Sponsored by the Fort Phil Kearny/Bozeman Trail Association.Walking guided tour of the Fort Phil Kearny grounds on June 24th at 6pm led by local historian Bob Wilson, former curator, interpreter, and superintendent at Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site. Bob's tours and in-depth knowledge of the fort and associated events are unparalleled. No reservations are needed. Tour will last about 1.5 hours. State fees apply ($4.00 Wyoming residents, and $8 non-residents; children under 18 free)

July 12th: Book signing with Jerry Enzler, author of "Jim Bridger, Trailblazer of the American West" time and place tbd

 

August 2nd: The 154th Anniversary of Wagon Box - Presentation by Kearny's Frontier Regulars - Free event at 6pm

 

August 12th, 19th and 26th: Thursday Evening Heritage Series - 6pm, free event at Kearney Hall.  

September 17, 2021 (pending on Covid-19 situation) 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

 

October: Full Moon Fort TBD

November: Veterans Event date TBD - 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: 155th Anniversary of the Fetterman Battle. Period weapon demonstration at Fort Phil Kearny and tour of Fetterman Battlefield by Bob Wilson and the Kearny's Frontier Regulars.

2022:

History of Native American Languages and 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  

 

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

FORT PHIL KEARNY

WYOMING STATE HISTORIC SITE, NATIONAL LANDMARK and INTERPRETIVE CENTER

528 Wagon Box Road

Banner, WY  82832  -   307-684-7629