Calendar of Events

Sep
20
Thu
all-day Ogallala Indian Summer Rendezvous
Ogallala Indian Summer Rendezvous
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day
Join the fun at Ogallala’s annual fall celebration at Rendezvous Square September 20-22! Thursday Annual Beef Chili Cook-Off 11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m Rendezvous Parade – 2:30 p.m./Pep Rally – 3:00 p.m. Theme: “Cheers to 150 Years”[...]
Sep
21
Fri
8:00 am Friends of the Library Book Sale
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm
The Friends of the Library will hold their annual Used Book Sale at the Spruce Street Station in downtown Ogallala. (Corner of N. Spruce and W. 3rd) Free Admission Friday, Sept. 21 from 8 to[...]
Sep
22
Sat
6:00 pm Gospel Night at the Arthur Baled...
Gospel Night at the Arthur Baled...
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm
Gospel Night at the Arthur Baled Hay Church
The Arthur Baptist Church will host a gospel singalong night Saturday, Sept. 22nd at 6pm at the historic Baled Hay Church. The public is welcome to attend.  Located 2 blocks east and 1 block north of[...]
Oct
4
Thu
9:30 am “Escape of the Northern Cheyenne...
“Escape of the Northern Cheyenne...
Oct 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Join the Nebraska State Historical Society, Friends and Organizations of History and The Keith County Historical Society for the Dedication Ceremony for the “Escape of the Northern Cheyenne” Marker located on 4 miles East of[...]

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.