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Vintage clothing exhibit ‘Enchant’ on display at Ash Hollow SHP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Each Saturday and Sunday in November, guests at Ash Hollow State Historical Park can view a high-end vintage clothing exhibit, “Enchant,” featuring handmade beadwork and embroidery. The clothing line extends from the 1880s to the 1980s and is an interactive, hands-on presentation that invites guests to touch and feel the craftsmanship of the garment. “Garden County has a long standing tradition of dressmaking and dressmakers,” Park Superintendent Tamara Cooper said. “Many of the items and dresses were …

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State historical park events to feature Miss V, the Gypsy Cowbelle

LINCOLN, Neb. – Three upcoming events at Nebraska state historical parks will feature programs by a unique guest: Miss V, the Gypsy Cowbelle. Through song and stories, Miss V will relate a blend of historical events and early homesteading. As a performer, Miss V brings a unique personal perspective: she has lived in a cabin without electricity and running water for 14 years in Wyoming. “She can relate her own experience to that of the early homesteaders,” said Fort Kearny …

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Convergence on Sacred Ground

If the hills and bluffs at Ash Hollow State Historical Park could talk they would have been buzzing about the Convergence on Sacred Ground event last weekend. Perhaps they were pleased to have the Lakota’s with their teepees, dances and sacred dialog being echoed about. Wagons once again rolled along the Oregon/California trail. The sounds of horses and cattle filled the air as cowboys roped and branded cattle on the meadows of the park. And the aromas from Dutch ovens …

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Enjoy events at Lake McConaughy SRA, Lake Ogallala SRA and Ash Hollow SHP in June

LINCOLN, Neb. – Enjoy hiking, painting outdoors, and learning about wildflowers throughout June at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area (SRA), Lake Ogallala SRA, and Ash Hollow State Historical Park (SHP). The June events are as follows: – June 3: Ash Hollow Trail Walk, Ash Hollow SHP, 10 a.m. Celebrate National Trails Day with a guided 3-mile hike along the historic Oregon Trail. – June 3: National Trails Day Hike, Lake Ogallala SRA, 3 p.m. Binoculars for bird viewing will be …

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Game and Parks Plans Open House at Ash Hollow State Historical Park

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host an open house on May 13 at the Ash Hollow State Historical Park Visitors Center. The event, which will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., will be an opportunity for members of the public to discuss possible partnerships and other ideas pertaining to the operation of Ash Hollow State Historical Park with Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners and staff members. Commissioners and staff members also will be available …

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Game and Parks No Longer Considering Ash Hollow for ATV Park Location

LINCOLN – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is no longer considering Ash Hollow State Historical Park as a site for an all-terrain vehicle park. Ash Hollow was a potential site, and the Commission is undertaking a study to determine the cultural resources of the area for any other potential future uses of the park, including a possible future expansion of a cemetery on park land requested by local citizens. The Commission had meetings and conversations with Garden County leaders …

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