Calendar of Events

Dec
29
Sat
8:00 am Eagle Viewing at Lake Ogallala
Eagle Viewing at Lake Ogallala
Dec 29 @ 8:00 am – Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm
The heated eagle viewing facility below Kingsley Dam at Lake Ogallala will be open weekends Dec. 29 through Feb. 24, 8:00 am to 2 pm. Facility provided by the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation[...]
Jan
1
Tue
7:00 am 1st Day Hike at Lake Ogallala
1st Day Hike at Lake Ogallala
Jan 1 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
1st Day Hike at Lake Ogallala
Start your New Year with a 1st Day Hike at Lake Ogallala State Recreation Area!   All ages welcome.  Meet at 7 am at the Eagle Viewing Center for a 1 mile walk, including a 30-45[...]
Jan
5
Sat
8:00 am Eagle Viewing at Lake Ogallala
Eagle Viewing at Lake Ogallala
Jan 5 @ 8:00 am – Jan 6 @ 2:00 pm
The heated eagle viewing facility below Kingsley Dam at Lake Ogallala will be open weekends Dec. 29 through Feb. 24, 8:00 am to 2 pm. Facility provided by the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation[...]
Jan
6
Sun
8:00 am Eagle Viewing at Lake Ogallala
Eagle Viewing at Lake Ogallala
Jan 6 @ 8:00 am – Jan 7 @ 2:00 pm
The heated eagle viewing facility below Kingsley Dam at Lake Ogallala will be open weekends Dec. 29 through Feb. 24, 8:00 am to 2 pm. Facility provided by the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation[...]

Petrified Wood Gallery

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Located at 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.