Calendar of Events

Dec
4
Sun
1:00 pm Holiday Craft Days @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Holiday Craft Days @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Holiday Craft Days Lake McConaughy Visitors Center December 3rd and 4th 1:00-4:00pm Come out and join the park naturalist in creating holiday crafts! There will be a variety of craft ideas for children and adults.[...]
Dec
10
Sat
1:00 pm Reindeer & Cocoa @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Reindeer & Cocoa @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Reindeer and Cocoa Lake McConaughy Visitors Center December 10th 1:00-3:00 pm Oh deer! Join the park naturalist out at the lake for an afternoon of deer facts, hot cocoa, and crafting. Learn a little more[...]
Dec
11
Sun
2:00 pm Winter Painting @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Winter Painting @ Lake McConaughy Visitors Center
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Winter Painting Lake McConaughy Visitors Center December 11th 2:00-4:30pm Everyone is invited to the lake for a night of acrylic painting. Paint a guided winter themed example or create your own original idea.  Canvas, paint,[...]
Jun
16
Fri
all-day Ash Hollow Historical Pageant @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Ash Hollow Historical Pageant @ Ash Hollow State Historical Park
Jun 16 – Jun 17 all-day
June 16-17, 2017 Ash Hollow Historical Pageant Friday and Saturday 8:30 am 5K Run/Walk – start at Visitors Center (Saturday only) 10:00 am – Visitors Center opens 5:00 pm – Chuck Wagon Dinner (trail beans,[...]

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.