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Dinner from Argentina

Pioneer Bluffs Historic Rogler Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Make a difference with Match Day!

Pioneer Bluffs, Center for Flint Hills Ranching Heritage

Once again Match Day is upon us, that day when a huge percentage of annual support originates for Pioneer Bluffs. You may wonder how Match Day affects your giving.  The Emporia Community Foundation provides a pool of matching funds to selected organizations. The more we raise, the greater the match. We are all experiencing COVID […]

Volunteer Workday

Pioneer Bluffs, Center for Flint Hills Ranching Heritage

Volunteers are happy people. Does volunteering make them happy, or are happy people more likely to volunteer? According to studies, the answer is both! Volunteers gather every month at Pioneer Bluffs and enjoy sharing a few hours of time. They chat, laugh, and get to know one another while making a difference. The next Volunteer […]