Monument Marathon Lane Closure September 27
The morning of Saturday, September 27, the east bound lane of Old Oregon Trail will be closed from 8AM until 1PM. The park is open normal hours of 8AM -5PM. To access the park please use the west bound lane. For more info http://www.monumentmarathon.com/ More »
"An Artist's Perception" Art Show Winner
The annual art show that kicks off National Park Week each year ended on Sunday, May 13 with more than usual interest from the public. Fifteen pieces of artwork by ten artists of the North Platte Valley Art Guild were on display in the William Henry Jackson room for three weeks. The art media included: oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, photography, ink and mixed media.
A feature of the art show is a People's Choice vote for their favorite work of art. The artist winning the vote receives an annual pass for Scotts Bluff National Monument and Fort Laramie National Historic Site. This year there were 261 votes, compared to a tenth that number last year. The winning art work was "Populus Splendiferous" by Richard Schaneman. The digital photograph features a large cottonwood tree surrounded by a golden glow. With 44 votes, Mr. Shaneman's piece topped the runner up by five votes.
Thank you to all the people who visited the art show and voted.
For information about Scotts Bluff National Monument programs and schedules please call 308-436-9700, check the Calendar of Event on our website at http://www.nps.gov/scbl/planyourvisit/events.htm , visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/scottsbluffnps , or see us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/scottsbluffnps.
Did You Know?
Originally the road to the summit did not have a center line painted on it. Instead a buzz strip was made to alert drivers by sound and vibration that they were about to drift into the other lane.