Calendar of Events

Nov
17
Sat
9:00 am Ogallala Fall Arts & Crafts Show
Ogallala Fall Arts & Crafts Show
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The annual Ogallala Fall Arts & Crafts Show will be held Sat. Nov. 17 from 9 AM to 4 PM  at the Keith County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
Nov
30
Fri
6:30 pm Candlelight Dining at the Mansion
Candlelight Dining at the Mansion
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Candlelight Dining at the Mansion
The Keith County Historical Society will host Candlelight Dining at the Mansion on the Hill Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, beginning at 6:30 pm each evening. This year’s menu will feature French cuisine.[...]
Dec
1
Sat
6:30 pm Candlelight Dining at the Mansion
Candlelight Dining at the Mansion
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Candlelight Dining at the Mansion
The Keith County Historical Society will host Candlelight Dining at the Mansion on the Hill Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, beginning at 6:30 pm each evening. This year’s menu will feature French cuisine.[...]
Dec
6
Thu
5:30 pm Ogallala Parade of Lights
Ogallala Parade of Lights
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Ogallala Parade of Lights
The annual Parade of Lights will be held Thursday, Dec. 6 beginning at 5:30 pm.  This year’s theme is Flannel & Frost.  The parade will start at Spruce & 8th Streets, and end at Spruce[...]

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.