Calendar of Events

Jun
29
Sat
all-day JULY Activity Calendar – Lake Ma...
JULY Activity Calendar – Lake Ma...
Jun 29 – Jul 31 all-day
JULY Activity Calendar - Lake Mac Naturalist
Join Park Naturalist Heidi Swanson & NGP staff for these July activities. Programs are at the Lake McConaughy Visitors Center (VC) unless otherwise noted. Please call (308) 284-8800 with any questions. July 23 (Tuesday) Freshwater[...]
Jul
24
Wed
all-day Keith County Fair
Keith County Fair
Jul 24 – Jul 28 all-day
Keith County Fair
Events include: Wednesday, July 24:  Beer & Wine Fest 6 PM Freestyle Bull Riding 6 PM Thursday, July 25 Bounce House & Games 1 PM Karaoke Open Mic 6 PM Ranch Rodeo 6:30 PM Friday,[...]
Jul
27
Sat
all-day 30th Anniversary Kites & Castles
30th Anniversary Kites & Castles
Jul 27 all-day
Annual sand castle building contest and kite flying event at Lake McConaughy.
all-day Ogallala Round-Up Rodeo
Ogallala Round-Up Rodeo
Jul 27 – Jul 28 all-day
Contact:  Steve Kraus (308) 289-0285

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.