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THURSDAY - MAY 3
Hardtner
 
9am-5pm: The Gyp Hills Nature Museum, 301 E. Central, (Hwy 281), in the former school building. In this specially designed museum you will observe nature from rain forests to dry deserts. From present day to fossils over 300 million years old. Examples of small animal bones from an extinct mammal from Kansas. Native artifacts to present day award winning handmade knives. Birds, fish, carved butterflies, crystals, minerals, and a large active model train display compliment our distinctive and diverse displays. Public restrooms available.


Historic Round Barn, 10866 SW HackberryHistoric Round Barn10866 SW Hackberry, from Main, 6 1/4 miles west on Hackberry. Location will be marked by a sign. Barn owner, Lee Sternberger, welcomes visitors and will be around to answer questions. 
 
Kiowa
 
Throughout BRKT by appointment. Visit a restored 100+ year old home now used as the Schupbach Haus Bed & Breakfast, 405 S 7th Street, Kiowa. Call ahead, 620.825.4110. 
 
Throughout BRKT - Community wide garage sales. A list can be found at the Land Rush Statue, Main & 4th.
 
8am-4:30pm: Bob's Printing and Old Time Clock Shop625 Main Street. Bob Cox still uses a 1917 linotype in his printing business that he'll be glad to show visitors how it works. You'll also be amazed at his large clock collection.  

9am-5pm: Look for local volunteers at the Land Rush statue in downtown Kiowa where you'll learn about the history of the statue and community.  There will be a Cherokee Strip Land Run Booth with maps of Kiowa, certificates depicting the run with an official stamp and small jars of dirt from the starting land run area and lots of other unique items. 

 
Medicine Lodge    
  
10am-4pm: Stockade Museum and Carry Nation House open, 209 W. Hwy 160.

10:30am-Noon:  Historical Stained Glass Tour, Medicine Lodge United Methodist Church, 108 E. Second. The windows quite literally depict Medicine Lodge, its land, people, and historical background. Creation, Buffalos, Spanish explorers, fur traders, frontiersmen, wagon trains, cattlemen, railroads, the five tribes who participated in the signing of the Peace Treaty, wheat, and more illustrating the overall blessings of Providence of this area.
 
11am-8pm: Sample Wyldewood Cellars wines made in Kansas at White's Spirits & Wines, 225 S. Iliff. 
 
6:30pm:  Bingo Night, (early bird bingo 6:30-7pm; regular bingo at 7pm) with homemade pie at the concession stand (6-8pm), Heritage Center Community Room, 1056 SE Isabel Road.


Rural Barber County
 
All day during BKRT- Z Bar Ranch Bison Viewing. Please stay in your vehicles to view bison. 850 cows, 50 bulls and calves.  Your drive begins at Hardtner which is 24 miles south and east of Medicine Lodge. Driving directions from Medicine Lodge to Hardtner. From Hardtner, go 19 miles west on Hackberry, then 4 3/4 miles north on Aetna. From here go on Cottage Creek Road until you see the bison along a four mile stretch.

Throughout BKRT: "Experience the Gyp Hills" Auto Excursion is a picturesque route (in addition to the Hwy 160 Scenic Byway) that can be driven by those who don't mind a few dirt roads. Get a more detailed and personal experience of the beautiful Gypsum Hills! Look for more informational handouts in several locations in Medicine Lodge as well as our Facebook page "Experience the Gyp Hills"

Throughout BKRT, by appointment: Gyp Hills Guest Ranch, access to explore the Gypsum Hills on foot, wagon or horseback. Offering a "hike the hill” experience as well as horseback riding and wagon rides through the hills. Make reservations at 620-886-3303 or 620-727-7149, or email gyphillsguestranch@sctelcom.net.


FRIDAY - MAY 4

 
Hardtner
 
9am-5pm: The Gyp Hills Nature Museum, 301 E. Central, (Hwy 281), in the former school building. In this specially designed museum you will observe nature from rain forests to dry deserts. From present day to fossils over 300 million years old. Examples of small animal bones from an extinct mammal from Kansas. Native artifacts to present day award winning handmade knives. Birds, fish, carved butterflies, crystals, minerals, and a large active model train display compliment our distinctive and diverse displays. Public restrooms available.


Historic Round Barn, 10866 SW Hackberry,  4 miles west of Hardtner, will be marked by a sign. Barn owner, Lee Sternberger, welcomes visitors and will be around to answer questions.  
 
 
Kiowa
 
Throughout BRKT by appointment. Visit a restored 100+ year old home now used as the Schupbach Haus Bed & Breakfast, 405 S 7th Street, Kiowa. Call ahead, 620.825.4110. 
 
Throughout BRKT - Community wide garage sales. A list can be found at the Land Rush Statue, Main & 4th.
 
8am-4:30pm: Bob's Printing and Old Time Clock Shop625 Main Street. Bob Cox still uses a 1917 linotype in his printing business that he'll be glad to show visitors how it works. You'll also be amazed at his large clock collection.  

9am-5pm: Look for local volunteers at the Land Rush statue in downtown Kiowa where you'll learn about the history of the statue and community.  There will be a Cherokee Strip Land Run Booth with maps of Kiowa, certificates depicting the run with an official stamp and small jars of dirt from the starting land run area and lots of other unique items. A Community Garage Sale map and BKRT information will also be available.
 

Medicine Lodge  
 
9am-5pm: Stockade Museum and Carry Nation House open, 209 W. Hwy 160.
 
1 pm:  Live local musicians at the Stockade Museum and Carry Nation House, 209 W. Hwy 160.

10am-3pm:  Barber County Heritage Center Gallery open, 1056 SE Isabel Road.

10:30am-Noon: Historical Stained Glass Tour, Medicine Lodge United Methodist Church, 108 E. Second. The windows quite literally depict Medicine Lodge, its land, people, and historical background. Creation, Buffalos, Spanish explorers, fur traders, frontiersmen, wagon trains, cattlemen, railroads, the five tribes who participated in the signing of the Peace Treaty, wheat, and more illustrating the overall blessings of Providence of this area.
 
11am-8pm: Sample Wyldewood Cellars wines made in Kansas at White's Spirits & Wines, 225 S. Iliff. 

Rural Barber County

All day during BKRT- Z Bar Ranch Bison Viewing. Please stay in your vehicles to view bison. 850 cows, 50 bulls and calves.  Your drive begins at Hardtner which is 24 miles south and east of Medicine Lodge. Driving directions from Medicine Lodge to Hardtner. From Hardtner, go 19 miles west on Hackberry, then 4 3/4 miles north on Aetna. From here go on Cottage Creek Road until you see the bison along a four mile stretch.

Throughout BKRT: "Experience the Gyp Hills" Auto Excursion is a picturesque route (in addition to the Hwy 160 Scenic Byway) that can be driven by those who don't mind a few dirt roads. Get a more detailed and personal experience of the beautiful Gypsum Hills! Look for more informational handouts in several locations in Medicine Lodge as well as our Facebook page "Experience the Gyp Hills"

Throughout BKRT, by appointment: Gyp Hills Guest Ranch, access to explore the Gypsum Hills on foot, wagon or horseback. Offering a "hike the hill” experience as well as horseback riding and wagon rides through the hills. Make reservations at 620-886-3303 or 620-727-7149, or email gyphillsguestranch@sctelcom.net.
 

SATURDAY - MAY 5

 
Hardtner
 
10am:  Barber County Fair Spring Livestock Show500 S. Chickasaw. Swine, sheep, goat show. Don’t miss out seeing the hard work of local FFA and 4-H members and get a first-hand look at the animal agriculture that is prevalent in this area. Concessions available.
 
9am-5pm: The Gyp Hills Nature Museum, 301 E. Central, (Hwy 281), in the former school building. In this specially designed museum you will observe nature from rain forests to dry deserts. From present day to fossils over 300 million years old. Examples of small animal bones from an extinct mammal from Kansas. Native artifacts to present day award winning handmade knives. Birds, fish, carved butterflies, crystals, minerals, and a large active model train display compliment our distinctive and diverse displays. Public restrooms available.


Historic Round Barn, 10866 SW Hackberry,  4 miles west of Hardtner, will be marked by a sign. Barn owner, Lee Sternberger, welcomes visitors and will be around to answer questions.
 
Hazelton
 
3-5pm: Wine tasting at the Carry Nation Winery & Tasting Room400 block Main, former school building. Mike Hiltner is your host. 620.825.6176.

 
Kiowa
 
Throughout BRKT by appointment. Visit a restored 100+ year old home now used as the Schupbach Haus Bed & Breakfast, 405 S 7th Street, Kiowa. Call ahead, 620.825.4110. 
 
Throughout BRKT - Community wide garage sales. A list can be found at the Land Rush Statue, Main & 4th.
 
8am-4:30pm: Bob's Printing and Old Time Clock Shop625 Main Street. Bob Cox still uses a 1917 linotype in his printing business that he'll be glad to show visitors how it works. You'll also be amazed at his large clock collection. NOTE: If Bob isn't there when you stop by, look for a sign. He'll be helping at the bake sale at the Chief Theatre!

9am-5pm: Look for local volunteers at the Land Rush statue in downtown Kiowa where you'll learn about the history of the statue and community.  There will be a Cherokee Strip Land Run Booth with maps of Kiowa, certificates depicting the run with an official stamp and small jars of dirt from the starting land run area and lots of other unique items. A Community Garage Sale map and BKRT information will also be available.
 
8:30am: Model Horse Show at the Senior Citizen Center, 732 Main. 
 
9:30am: Historical Society Bake Sale at the Chief Theatre, 520 Main.
 
11am: Pioneer Days Parade which includes cowboys driving steers down Main Street.

Following the parade watch a Pioneer skit performance at 7th and Main.
 
Other Pioneer Day activities:
  • Tour the Kiowa Historical Society Museum, 107 N. 7th.
  • Learn how to make a rope from Kiowa's own rope man, Buddy Williams, from the Custom Rope Factory, 7th and Main.
  • Make a Run for Land and receive a Land Certificate at the Land Rush statue, 4th and Main.
  • Soccer league tournament at South Barber High School, 1220 N. 8th. 
1pm: Team roping at the Miller Arena, southeast corner of Kiowa.
 
 
Medicine Lodge  
 
9am-5pm: Stockade Museum and Carry Nation House open, 209 W. Hwy 160.
 
11am-8pm: Sample Wyldewood Cellars wines made in Kansas at White's Spirits & Wines, 225 S. Iliff. 
 
1 pm:  Live local musicians at the Stockade Museum and Carry Nation House, 209 W. Hwy 160.
 
1:30-4pm:  Carry Nation serving cookies in her house to share about the history of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.

10am-3pm:  Barber County Heritage Center Gallery open, 1056 SE Isabel Road.

10:30am-Noon: Historical Stained Glass Tour, Medicine Lodge United Methodist Church, 108 E. Second. The windows quite literally depict Medicine Lodge, its land, people, and historical background. Creation, Buffalo, Spanish explorers, fur traders, frontiersmen, wagon trains, cattlemen, railroads, the five tribes who participated in the signing of the Peace Treaty, wheat, and more illustrating the overall blessings of Providence of this area.
 
4pm: Local BYOLC presented by local historian, John Nixon. Carry Nation will share with you her passion from the steps of her house.  A Calvary Officer will share all of the events that led to the 5 tribes being ready to sign the famous Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty. Admission to the museum not required for this event.

4:30 p.m. - The Stump with Marci Penner, Red Caboose, Main and E. Fowler (U.S. 160). 


 
Rural Barber County

All day during BKRT- Z Bar Ranch Bison Viewing. Please stay in your vehicles to view bison. 850 cows, 50 bulls and calves.  Your drive begins at Hardtner which is 24 miles south and east of Medicine Lodge. Driving directions from Medicine Lodge to Hardtner. From Hardtner, go 19 miles west on Hackberry, then 4 3/4 miles north on Aetna. From here go on Cottage Creek Road until you see the bison along a four mile stretch.
Throughout BKRT: "Experience the Gyp Hills" Auto Excursion is a picturesque route (in addition to the Hwy 160 Scenic Byway) that can be driven by those who don't mind a few dirt roads. Get a more detailed and personal experience of the beautiful Gypsum Hills! Look for more informational handouts in several locations in Medicine Lodge as well as our Facebook page "Experience the Gyp Hills"

Throughout BKRT, by appointment: Gyp Hills Guest Ranch, access to explore the Gypsum Hills on foot, wagon or horseback. Offering a "hike the hill” experience as well as horseback riding and wagon rides through the hills. Make reservations at 620-886-3303 or 620-727-7149, or email gyphillsguestranch@sctelcom.net.


SUNDAY - MAY 6

 
Hardtner
 
10am:  Barber County Fair Spring Livestock Show500 S. Chickasaw. Swine, sheep, goat show. Don’t miss out seeing the hard work of local FFA and 4-H members and get a first-hand look at the animal agriculture that is prevalent in this area. Concessions available.
 
9am-5pm: The Gyp Hills Nature Museum, 301 E. Central, (Hwy 281), in the former school building. In this specially designed museum you will observe nature from rain forests to dry deserts. From present day to fossils over 300 million years old. Examples of small animal bones from an extinct mammal from Kansas. Native artifacts to present day award winning handmade knives. Birds, fish, carved butterflies, crystals, minerals, and a large active model train display compliment our distinctive and diverse displays. Public restrooms available.


Historic Round Barn, 10866 SW Hackberry,  4 miles west of Hardtner, will be marked by a sign. Barn owner, Lee Sternberger, welcomes visitors and will be around to answer questions.
 
2:30pm:  The Stump with Marci Penner, Hackberry and Main.
 
 
Kiowa
 
Throughout BRKT by appointment. Visit a restored 100+ year old home now used as the Schupbach Haus Bed & Breakfast, 405 S 7th Street, Kiowa. Call ahead, 620.825.4110. 
 
Throughout BRKT - Community wide garage sales. A list can be found at the Land Rush Statue, Main & 4th.
 
9am-5pm: Look for local volunteers at the Land Rush statue in downtown Kiowa where you'll learn about the history of the statue and community.  There will be a Cherokee Strip Land Run Booth with maps of Kiowa, certificates depicting the run with an official stamp and small jars of dirt from the starting land run area and lots of other unique items. A Community Garage Sale map and BKRT information will also be available.

1pm:  The Stump with Marci Penner, 4th and Main.
 
 
Medicine Lodge
 
9am-5pm: Stockade Museum and Carry Nation House open, 209 W. Hwy 160.
   
10:30am-Noon:  Historical Stained Glass Tour, Medicine Lodge United Methodist Church, 108 E. Second. The windows quite literally depict Medicine Lodge, its land, people, and historical background. Creation, Buffalo, Spanish explorers, fur traders, frontiersmen, wagon trains, cattlemen, railroads, the five tribes who participated in the signing of the Peace Treaty, wheat, and more illustrating the overall blessings of Providence of this area.

Rural Barber County

All day during BKRT- Z Bar Ranch Bison Viewing. Please stay in your vehicles to view bison. 850 cows, 50 bulls and calves.  Your drive begins at Hardtner which is 24 miles south and east of Medicine Lodge. Driving directions from Medicine Lodge to Hardtner. From Hardtner, go 19 miles west on Hackberry, then 4 3/4 miles north on Aetna. From here go on Cottage Creek Road until you see the bison along a four mile stretch.
 
Throughout BKRT: "Experience the Gyp Hills" Auto Excursion is a picturesque route (in addition to the Hwy 160 Scenic Byway) that can be driven by those who don't mind a few dirt roads. Get a more detailed and personal experience of the beautiful Gypsum Hills! Look for more informational handouts in several locations in Medicine Lodge as well as our Facebook page "Experience the Gyp Hills".

Throughout BKRT, by appointment: Gyp Hills Guest Ranch, access to explore the Gypsum Hills on foot, wagon or horseback. Offering a "hike the hill” experience as well as horseback riding and wagon rides through the hills. Make reservations at 620-886-3303 or 620-727-7149, or email gyphillsguestranch@sctelcom.net.