2021 SANTA FE TRAIL
EVENTS TIMELINE

JANUARY 2021

Jan. 1 to Mar. 31 - Quivira Chapter Photo Contest

30 - SFT Film - Dave Kendall “The Making of the SFT Documentary"

       2:00 p.m.  ZOOM Program - Information for ZOOM posted 3

       days prior to the program.

FEBRUARY 2021

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Feb. 2021 and On - Quivira Chapter Santa Fe Trail Passport and

                                  Site Book.  Pick up the Passport Book at your

                                  local museum or print one online.  Visit the Santa

                                  Fe Trail historic sites in the Chapter and collect

                                  all the stamps!

Feb. to Dec. - Buffalo Soldier Exhibit - Coronado Quivira Museum,

                        105 W. Lyon, Lyons, KS.  Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 am -

                        4:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Closed Sunday

                        and Monday.

9 - Pauline Sharp as Chief Lucy – 7:00 pm.  ZOOM Program -

     Information for ZOOM posted 3 days prior to the program.

     Lucy Tayiah Eads was the adopted daughter of Chief Wah-Shun-

     Gah, Principal Chief of the Kanza Tribe.  Lucy was elected the first

     woman Chief of the Kaw KAW Treaty site

MARCH 2021

1 - 5 - Read Across the Santa Fe Trail

           To Coincide with Read Across America.  For Kids & Adults

            Libraries and schools.  Visit the public libraries in McPherson,

            Rice, and Barton Counties.

APRIL 2021

17 - Jay Clark - "Buffalo Soldiers Protecting the Santa Fe Trail" - 2:00

       pm.  Barton County Historical Museum, 85 US 281, Great Bend

27 - POSTPONED - Stay tuned for future announcement. Inman

       Museum Annual Meeting - Deb Goodrich speaking on the Santa

       Fe Trail - 7:00 pm.  Inman Community Center, 406 E. Center

       Street, Inman, KS

MAY 2021

1- Pots & Petals - Sterling SFT Theme - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. 

    Downtown Sterling, KS

14 - Ft. Riley Mounted Color Guard Encampment and Drills 1:00 pm

       at the McPherson Saddle Club Arena located at the intersection

       of First Street and Hickory Street, McPherson, KS

JUNE 2021

3 - Main Street Sterling Summer Concert Series - Jeff Davidson's

      musical history of the Santa Fe Trail takes audiences over 800

      miles from Missouri to Santa Fe.  8:00 pm. Studio 96, 121 S.

      Broadway, Sterling, KS

4 - An Evening on the Old Salt Road - 5:30 pm - Geneseo City

      Museum, 907 Silber Ave., Geneseo, KS

            Jim Gray Commemorates the trail that connected the Smoky

            Hill Trail to Cow Creek Crossing on the Santa Fe Trail.  History

            of the trail that passed by the location of present-day

            Geneseo. Reenactors representing the hunting camp of

            Smoky Hill Thompson, a local frontiersman.  Kansas frontier

            music by Zerf (Dave Zerfas).  Camp stew and biscuits feed.

7 -11 -  Barton County Ride into History Camp - Learn to be a

             Historical Performer - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

             Friday evening program open to the public.  Barton County

             Historical Museum, 85 U.S. 281, Great Bend, KS.

14 - 18 - Rice County Ride into History Camp  - Learn to be a

              Historical Performer - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

              Friday evening program open to the public.  K-State

              Research and Extension, 701 E. Main, Lyons, KS

21 - 25 - McPherson County Ride into History Camp - Learn to be a

               Historical Performer - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.

               Friday evening program open to the public.  McPherson

               Museum, 1111 E. Kansas Ave., McPherson, KS

26 - Mountain Men on the Trail - Mountain Man Camp - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

     Ice Cream Social - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

     Tom Nestor - History of the early fur trade from the Arkansas               River trade to the Rocky Mountain trade - 2:00 pm. 

     Old Mill Museum, 120 E. Mill Street, Lindsborg, KS

           Speaker, Tom Nestor -History of the early fur trade from the

           Arkansas River trade to the Rocky Mountain trade. Discussion

           of the traders out of St. Joseph and St. Louis. Joseph

           Rubidoux and Andrew Henry and William Ashley. Importance

           of the traders in the opening of the west. The Ashley/ Henry

           men as well as hands on beaver traps and weapons of the

           trade along with gear that would have been available to

           mountaineers of the 1820s

JULY 2021

3 - Sterling Kansas American Legion Parade – 200 Years on the Santa

     Fe Trail - 2:00 pm.  Going South on Broadway from Washington

     Street to Garfield Street, Sterling, KS

10 - 14 - Rice County 4-H Fair - Santa Fe Trail Theme, Celebration

              Centre, 1108 US Hwy 56, Lyons, KS

17 - Ellinwood's 48th After Harvest Festival and Santa Fe Trail

        themed Parade

18 - 31 - Story Walk - Lewis and Papa - Story walk will be 24/7 for two

               weeks - Moundridge Public Library, 220 S. Christian Ave.,

               Moundridge, KS

19 - Adult Book Club - Land of Enchantment: Memoirs of Marian

       Russell Along the Santa Fe Trail - 6:30 pm - Moundridge Public

       Library, 220 S. Christian Ave., Moundridge, KS

22 - Junior Book Club - All the Stars in the Sky - 10:00 am -

        Moundridge Public Library, 220 S. Christian Ave., Moundridge

23 - 24 - Eastern McPherson County & Marion County Santa Fe Trail

               Days

23 - Speaker Leo Oliva - What Did They Eat On The Trail? - 7:00 pm

        Appetizers, cocktails, & Dinner - 6:00 pm - McPherson Museum,

        1111 E. Kansas Ave., McPherson, KS

24 - Tom Nestor and his teepee cooking up traditional foods

        10:00 am - Noon - 56 Family Restaurant, 220 US Hwy 56, Galva

24 - Barb Bland's mural of the trail's relationship to Galva, Inside the

        56 Family Restaurant, 220 US Hwy 56, Galva2

24 - Events at Running Turkey Creek - a campsite on the Santa Fe

        Trail - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - 1 mile east and 2 miles south of Galva,

        KS on 22nd Avenue, just before Iron Horse Road

             Cheyenne Encampment - Kevin Hiebert

             Military Infantry Escort Camp - Rex and Dustin Abrahams

             Woman on the Santa Fe Trail - Emma Perera

             Cherokee Trail Connection to the Santa Fe Trail - Brian Stucky

             Empire Cemetery - Early day settlers of Empire & Galva, KS

24 - Reenactment at Jones Cemetery - Ed Miller's Grave 1:00 pm -              3:00 pm - 2 miles east of Canton, KS on Hwy 56 and approx 1              mile north

24 - French Franks' Ranche - Walking Tours - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm

       Marion County, on 245th Road, approx 1/4 mile west of                       Chisholm Trail Road

24 - McPherson County Fair Parade - 6:00 pm - Downtown Canton,            KS

AUGUST 2021

7 - Little Arkansas Rendezvous - Experience life on the Santa Fe Trail!

     10:00 am - 4:00 pm - 5 miles south of Hwy 56 on Plum St./31st

      Road (on the Rice/McPherson County line) and 3/4 mile west on

      Avenue P.

           Camp Grierson

           Stone Corral

           Swanson’s Swales  

           Fry Ruts

28 - Empire Days – Infantry Soldier of the 1860's - Rex Abrahams -

       1:00 pm - Galva Fire Station, 300 S. Main, Galva, KS

SEPTEMBER 2021

25 -26 - Fair on the Square - Courthouse Square -9:00 am - 4:00 pm -

              Lyons, KS

OCTOBER 2021

2 - 3 - Mountain Man Rendezvous - Daily - Maxwell Wildlife Refuge,

           2565 Pueblo Road, Canton, KS

17 - Tales from the Trail and the Beyond - Robert Yarmer - 2:00 pm

        Ellinwood Senior Center, 103 N. Main, Ellinwood, KS

NOVEMBER 2021

13 - On the Trail to Your Ancestors! Learn how to research your

        ancestors that traveled on the Santa Fe Trail - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

        Old Mill Museum, 120 E. Mill Street, Lindsborg, KS

DECEMBER 2021

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