Calendar of Events

Jul
21
Sat
all-day 10th Annual Dam Run
10th Annual Dam Run
Jul 21 all-day
10th Annual Dam Run
The Dam Run at Lake McConaughy 5K and 1 mile Walk/Run Registration at 7:30 am, race starts at 8 am Sponsored by Ogallala Rotary Proceeds Help Worldwide Efforts To Eradicate Polio Learn more at ogallalarotary.com![...]
all-day Beach Volleyball Tournament
Beach Volleyball Tournament
Jul 21 all-day
Call the Chamber of Commerce for more information: 308-284-4066
Jul
25
Wed
all-day Keith County Fair July 25-29
Keith County Fair July 25-29
Jul 25 – Jul 29 all-day
See a complete schedule of events and contact info HERE!   Keith County Fair & Ogallala Round-Up Rodeo Wednesday, July 25 5:00 pm Sun Valley Rides 6:00 pm Christian Concert – Vota Thursday, July 26 5:00[...]
Jul
28
Sat
all-day Kites & Castles
Kites & Castles
Jul 28 all-day
Kites & Castles
Lake McConaughy’s Premiere FREE Family Fun Event! Click here to pre-register!  (Preferred but not required.) 11 AM: Registration Noon to 4 PM: Sand Castle Building Noon:  Free kids’ kite building while supplies last 4 PM: [...]

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.