Bayard Pioneer Days at Chimney Rock

 

Join us at the Chimney Rock Visitor Center to for some fun events as part of the annual Bayard Pioneer Days! Admission is free and the programming is listed below. Outdoor events may be canceled or altered due to weather.

Drone Demonstrations

1:00 – 2:30 pm, Outdoor Amphitheater

Local drone enthusiast Wyatt Harrington will talk about and demonstrate how drones can be used at places like Chimney Rock.

Can We Take The Elevator To The Top?

1:30 pm, Auditorium

At least 37 states have a Chimney Rock. Some of them are famous in their own right. With so many places with the same name, it can be a bit confusing for the public. History Nebraska’s Loren Pospisil will talk about some of these other places and share some stories of Chimney Rock confusion.

Living History Demonstrations

2:00 – 4:00 pm, Outside

Author Cody Assmann will talk about fur trading and mountain men, demonstrating the tools and tricks of the mountain men’s’ trade.

Indians and Emigrants

2:30 pm, Auditorium

When emigrants were spilling across the Plains, they were not entering a vast unexplored wilderness. They were traveling across people’s lands and homes. Despite the stereotypes presented to us in movies and fiction, contact between Native Americans and emigrants were more often characterized by cooperation than conflict. History Nebraska’s Loren Pospisil will be telling this story.

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