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 summer Sundays by appointment)
Call ahead for fall, winter and spring seasonal hours.

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_-200x300Located 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.

Calendar of Events

Jul
28
Wed
2:00 pm Western History Lecture Series @...
Western History Lecture Series @...
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm
Western History Lecture Series @ the Library
The public is invited to free Western History programs held on the following Wednesday afternoons at the Kathleen Lute Public Library, 610 West A in Ogallala.   These interesting and entertaining programs recount history through stories,[...]
Jul
31
Sat
all-day Kites and Castles
Kites and Castles
Jul 31 all-day
The 2021 Kites and Castles will  be held  Saturday, July 31 at Lake McConaughy State Recreation Area. Register your team or learn more at www.kitesandcastles.com! Activity Schedule: 11:00 am: Registration begins at the Martin Bay[...]
all-day Ogallala Round-Up Rodeo
Ogallala Round-Up Rodeo
Jul 31 – Aug 1 all-day
Ogallala Round-Up Rodeo
Contact: Steve Krause (308)289-0285
8:00 am Ogallala Farmer’s Market
Ogallala Farmer’s Market
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Ogallala Farmer’s Market will be held Saturdays at Rendezvous Square from June 19 through September 25, 2021.  Find something different every week – including locally raised vegetables, fruits, baked goods, honey, preserves and crafts.