Steve Cormier, Cowboy Poet

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

Match Day

Dear Friends, We have an opportunity to do even more! Will you help? Match Day is an exciting event sponsored by the Emporia Community Foundation.  It provides a pool of matching funds to 25 selected organizations within the area —including Pioneer Bluffs. Your Match Day gift will fund educational family programs and exhibits that you […]

Dinner from Argentina

Pioneer Bluffs Historic Rogler Home 695 Kansas Highway 177, Matfield Green, KS

You are invited to… A locally sourced, fine dining experience by Guest Chef Dr. Tracey Graham 5:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7 in the 1908 home at Pioneer Bluffs This is a fundraising event to support ranching heritage education programs at this historic site. Only 20 seats available at $150 each (of which $100 is a […]

Farmer Derek Klingenberg

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

A local farmer/rancher combines his love of music and entertainment with daily ag life, and the result has landed Farmer Derek Klingenberg onto the world stage. What does the Farmer say?” At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Farmer Derek will answer this question in a unique community presentation at Pioneer Bluffs. Derek Klingenberg of Peabody […]

Patriotic music on the lawn

At 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 27, the Butler County Brass will perform at Pioneer Bluffs near Matfield Green. The concert will be outdoors on the front lawn of this historic site, with plenty of space for physical distancing while enjoying a very special event. Visitors are welcome bring their own chair, beverage, and mask; these […]

Butler County Brass Band

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

Join us for an outdoor concert with patriotic music! The Butler County Brass will perform at Pioneer Bluffs on Saturday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. It will be an outdoor concert on the lawn of this historic site. Beverages will be available for purchase at the concert. You are welcome to use our chairs, or […]

A concise history of the Santa Fe Trail

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

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 […]

Bryan Knowles in concert

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

Enjoy Red Dirt Country music of singer-songwriter, Bryan Knowles. $10 cover charge includes two free beers (for adults)!

Women of the Ranch

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

Farm and ranch women typically play many roles. They are some combination of daughter, wife, mother, business partner, driver, drover, and cowhand all rolled into one. And a woman who began filling these roles in the first part of the 20th century has witnessed extraordinary change. It is likely that she has hauled water to […]

Peace on the Prairie

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

It is said:  Music is the sound of art. Both music and visual art are merged in “Peace on the Prairie,” a collaboration by singer-songwriter, Annie Wilson, and artist, Susan Rose. At 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 16, Pioneer Bluffs presents “Peace on the Prairie,” featuring an art exhibit by Susan Rose, a conversation with Rose […]