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Upcoming Events
May
1
Sun
all-day Meadowlark Hill Lilac Collection @ 14 Miles SE of Ogallala
Meadowlark Hill Lilac Collection @ 14 Miles SE of Ogallala
May 1 – May 14 all-day
Meadowlark Hill Lilac Collection @ 14 Miles SE of Ogallala | Ogallala | Nebraska | United States
Max and Darlene Peterson have one of the largest private collections of lilacs in the world, with over 800 varieties. Directions:  From Ogallala, go south on Hwy 61 about ten miles.  A sign on the[...]
May
10
Tue
6:00 pm Boating Safety Class @ MPCC Ogallala Extended Campus
Boating Safety Class @ MPCC Ogallala Extended Campus
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – May 12 @ 9:00 pm
Boating Safety Class @ MPCC Ogallala Extended Campus | Ogallala | Nebraska | United States
Six-hour classroom based boating safety course. Two three-hour classes, Tuesday and Thursday.  Required of motorized boat operators born after 12/31/1985. Minimum age to take course is 14 or turning 14 this season. $10 fee for[...]

Petrified Wood Gallery

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New Location: 418 East 1st, Ogallala
Phone: (308) 284-9996
Open Year Round  8:00 – 4:00 MDT Monday-Saturday
Memorial Day – Labor Day:  also open Sundays by appointment

This “little gem” of a gallery all began with a couple of rockhounds.

Born in 1928, twin brothers Howard and Harvey Kenfield have always done everything together. They were drafted into the Korean War at the same time, served in the same regiment, returned to their hometown, got married, started work at the same local manufacturing plant, and began collecting rocks and artifacts in their spare time. In 2000, the Kenfield brothers donated their amazing collection for display, with the stipulation that it remain in Ogallala.

 

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The collection contains ancient woods, gemstones, fossils, and Native American arrowheads and artifacts. Some of the most unique items include artwork and music boxes constructed of petrified wood pieces. The gift shop features artwork, jewelry and other treasures from local and regional artists.

Gallery-_2012-01-17_47_-200x300Now in the newly remodeled location at 418 East 1st, Ogallala, the gallery has doubled its Native American display with an arrowhead collection on loan from Pete Peters, and a contemporary art collection on loan from Fr. Art Faesser.  And on any given day, you might run into Howard, Harvey or both down at the Gallery. They love sharing stories.

Visitors to the Gallery will also see displays from visiting
artists, and exhibits on loan from other collectors.

The gift shop contains unique regional artwork, gift items, hand crafted jewelry, and a selection for young rockhounds.

Please contact curator Kathy Zeller with any questions at 308-284-9996.