Pioneer Bluffs

Center for Flint Hills Ranching Heritage

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Located on the historic Rogler Ranch just north of Matfield Green, the Pioneer Bluffs Center for Flint Hills Ranching Heritage invites ranchers, locals, schools, and visitors seeking a Flint Hills experience to come along with us as we journey through time to explore our history, and join us as we examine contemporary ranching issues.

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Day of the Cowboy 2021

Music, story telling, cowboy poetry, Kansas Ranch galleries!

Explore our celebration of cowboys (and cowgirls).

 

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The Pioneer Bluffs book store

Please visit our online books store now featuring Flint Hills history, Kansas essays, poetry and more.

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August 2021

A concise history of the Santa Fe Trail

August 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
Pioneer Bluffs Ranch Main Barn, 695 Kansas Highway 177
Matfield Green, KS 66862 United States
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Beginning in 1821, the Santa Fe Trail was actively in use for almost 60 years. How could a relatively short-lived highway of commerce have a legacy lasting two hundred years? A Prairie Talk will explore this subject. At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 21, Steve Schmidt, of Hesston, will present “Santa Fe Trail 101” in the loft of the historic barn at Pioneer Bluffs. This concise history will explore how the Santa Fe Trail played a key role in international events,…

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September 2021

Bryan Knowles in concert

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Pioneer Bluffs Ranch Main Barn, 695 Kansas Highway 177
Matfield Green, KS 66862 United States
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Enjoy Red Dirt Country music of singer-songwriter, Bryan Knowles. $10 cover charge includes two free beers (for adults)!

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Women of the Ranch

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Pioneer Bluffs Ranch Main Barn, 695 Kansas Highway 177
Matfield Green, KS 66862 United States
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Hear from "seasoned" women of the ranch in a series of interviews conducted by Farrell Hoy and Mark Feiden. Women have played in important role in shaping Flint Hills ranching as we know it today. They typically have spent a lifetime cooking, cleaning, and child rearing—THEN going out to run the tractor, pull a calf, and feed cattle! And they are great storytellers. You will love hearing their stories. There is no charge for this event, which is made possible…

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