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Day of the Cowboy

Pioneer Bluffs, Center for Flint Hills Ranching Heritage 695 Kansas Highway 177, Matfield Green, KS, KS, United States

Honoring Flint Hills cowhands of yesterday and today. Cowboy history, in photos, video, and story, by Greg Hoots, author and historian Branding—Leave your family brand at Pioneer Bluffs! Bring your branding iron, or come watch branding demonstrated (on wood). Roping demonstration—watch trick roping, then give it a try! Voices of the Tallgrass Prairie—we’ll record tales […]


Preserving YOUR family history

The Granary at Pioneer Bluffs 695 Kansas Highway 177, Matfield Green, KS, United States

Preserve your family history at a digitization day. Bring your photos and letters (up to 15) to be scanned by students with the Chapman Center for Rural Studies at Kansas State University. You will leave with your original documents and a thumb drive with the digital files.

Prairie Talk: History of the Flint Hills

Pioneer Bluffs Ranch Main Barn 695 Kansas Highway 177, Matfield Green, KS, United States

Mike Holder, Kansas State University Extension Agent (retired), begins at the beginning of the Flint Hills, “why it is what it is,” says Holder. He will discuss formation of the Flint Hills, the Native American presence, and the influence of ranching. Holder is known as a good storyteller and draws on 47 years with the […]

Flint Hills Festival

Pioneer Bluffs will be at the Flint Hills Festival at Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan.