We host ranch talks, concerts, barn dances, educational programs, dinners, cowboy celebrations, and more.
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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 of ranching and cowboys, tell your story! Heritage Roundup—we invite families to bring ranch exhibits and photos that share a story. Cowboy movies shown in…Find out more »
A collection of recollections from seasoned Flint Hills ranchers and other cow-folk, captured on film by Kansas photographer Mark Feiden. Project funded by Humanities Kansas.Find out more »
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 choose (see enclosed reply card), important in our mission to preserve the ranching heritage of the Flint Hills. To qualify for a match with your…Find out more »
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 tax deductible contribution). These seats will go quickly. To make your reservation, check to make sure seats are available by contacting Lynn Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org…Find out more »
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 has more than 50 million views on his YouTube channel, which features music parodies and original music showing a fun, personal perspective of farm life.…Find out more »
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 can also be provided as needed. The six musicians of the Butler County Brass are Robert Gusé, Christine Moose, Rick Moose, Eric Pretz, John Templin,…Find out more »
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 bring your own if you prefer. The six musicians of the Butler County Brass are music educators who love what they do and enjoy sharing…Find out more »