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    Washita Battlefield

    National Historic Site Oklahoma

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October 20, 2014
Archaeology Days at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
Archaeology Days at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

October 06, 2014
From the Everglades to the Great Plains
Kevin Bowles Mohr has been named the new Chief of Interpretation & Operations

October 02, 2014
The Letter and the Leaders
This article is part of a series by the National Park Service concerning the 150th Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre.

September 30, 2014
Celebrate BioBlitz! by attending a Star Party!
Celebrate BioBlitz! by attending a Star Party!

August 19, 2014
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Hosts First Star Party
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Hosts First Star Party

August 05, 2014
Bob Rea at Summer Lecture Series on August 17th
Bob Rea will be the featured speaker on Sunday, August 17th

July 15, 2014
Melvena Heisch at Summer Lecture Series
Summer Lecture Series July 20

July 07, 2014
Dale Tracy at Summer Lecture Series this Sunday, July 13th!
Local historian, Dale Tracy, will be the featured speaker at the park’s third offering of the Summer Lecture Series this Sunday, July 13th.

June 24, 2014
Summer Lecture Continues this Sunday with Troop J
Living History buffs, Loren Smith and Scott Martin, to speat at Second Summer Lecture Series

June 17, 2014
Summer Lecture Series start this Sunday
Art Peters to be speaker at Washita Battlefield's Summer Series.

June 09, 2014
Summer Lecture Series at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site begins at 2 pm on Sunday, June 22, 2014
Summer Lecture Series at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site begins at 2 pm on Sunday, June 22, 2014

May 13, 2014
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Announces Its Summer Programs for 2014
Washita Battlefield National historic Site will initiate its regularly scheduled summer interpretive talks and tours beginning the Memorial Day weekend May 24, 2014.

February 13, 2014
Washita Battlefield National Historic Park Goes DIGITAL
Washita Battlefield is now on Facebook!

February 10, 2014
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Announces Discount in Bookstore for Presidents' Day Weekend
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site announces 15% discount in bookstore for Presidents' Day weekend.

January 17, 2014
Stories of the Elders
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Presents Stories of the Elders

January 02, 2014
Dr Elliott West to Speak
Washita's 145th commemorative event features noted author Dr. Elliott West.

April 15, 2013
Save the date Washita Battlefield National Historic Site announces the fifth annual Teacher's Workshop
The date for the fifth annual Teacher's Workshop has been set for Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 8:45am until 4:00pm.

April 15, 2013
Junior Ranger Day Program
Junior Ranger Day program of events for April 20, 2013.

April 05, 2013
The Schroeder Brothers Visit Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
Nicholas and Kendall Schroeder from Broomfield, Colorado included Washita Battlefield National Historic Site as part of their itinerary for their spring break vacation.

March 30, 2013
Junior Ranger Day 2013
Calling all kids! The 2013 Junior Ranger Day celebration at the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site will be held on Saturday April 20, 2013.

March 09, 2013
Birds...Birds...Birds
2013 Great Backyard Bird Count a success with help from students and local Girl Scouts.

March 09, 2013
Be A National Park Ranger-Summer 2013!
Apply for the Teacher to Ranger to Teacher program.

February 05, 2013
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Park Superintendent to transfer to Fort Smith National Historic Site in February
Superintendent Lisa Frost moves on to Fort Smith National Historic Site. Farewell reception to be held on Feb 15th.

January 17, 2013
Great Backyard Bird Count
Join us as we participate in a world-wide real-time bird count February 16-18.

December 21, 2012
Ken Burns' "The Dust Bowl" now available
Ken Burns' latest documentary "The Dust Bowl" is now available at Washout Battlefield National Historic Site. The film explores life and hardships of those who lived through the "dirty thirties."

November 07, 2012
Veterans Day Sales and Holiday Closings
Washita Battlefield NHS offers 15% discount Veteran's Day weekend (Nov 10-12). The visitor center announces holiday closings.

October 15, 2012
Sitting Bull Descendant Speaks at Washita
The great-grandson of Sitting Bull comes to Washita to share stories of his ancestor's life.

September 28, 2012
National Public Lands Day
The National Parks offer special discounts on entrance fees and store items encouraging visitation to the great outdoors.

July 27, 2012
Fourth Annual Teacher Workshop Held at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
Teachers gathered to learn about Cheyenne and Arapaho culture to incorporate it in their classrooms.

July 13, 2012
Washita Battlefield to be featured on PBS History Detectives
Upcoming PBS History Detectives episode to feature Washita Battlefield National Historic Site.

July 13, 2012
New Zealanders visit Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
See what seven classic car buffs from New Zealand had to say about Washita Battlefield National Historic Site when they visited Tuesday, July 3.

June 01, 2012
Teacher's Workshop Date Has Changed
The Teacher's Workshop was moved to fit around the Cheyenne Ceremonial Sun Dance.

May 17, 2012
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Announces Summer Interpretive Programs
Beginning May 26, 2012, Washita Battlefield National Historic Site will initiate its regularly scheduled summer interpretive talks and tours. Saturday and Sunday at 10:00am and 2:00pm will be the guided tours. Interpretive talks will be held at the park overlook at 11:00am and 3:00pm. Ranger talks and tours are also available by request or reservation during the weekdays.

May 17, 2012
Solar Eclipse will be Viewed this Sunday at Washita Battlefield
Weather permitting, the staff at Washita Battlefield will be holding a public viewing of the upcoming solar eclipse this Sunday.

April 16, 2012
Ranger Programs Offeded During Old Settler's Reunion
Check out whats going on at Washita during the Old Settler's Reunion!

February 17, 2012
Stories from the Elders Presents Cheyenne Elder Eugene Blackbear
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site is privileged to have Cheyenne Elder Eugene Blackbear wrap-up this year’s Stories from the Elders Event. The scheduled time for the event will be Friday, February 24 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm. We look forward to seeing you with us.

February 12, 2012
Great Backyard Birdcount!
Grab your favorite pair of "bins" and meet us at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, February 17, 18, 19, and 20 for the 2012 Great Backyard Bird Count!

February 03, 2012
Stories from the Elders
We invite everyone to come-out and listen to traditional stories of the Cheyenne. The first week we will find out if a young duck has enough courage to save his ailing brother. The next week we'll hear how a young stranger saves a starving clan of Cheyenne from the trickster, Great White Raven. Then in the final week we will be honored to have Cheyenne elder Eugene Blackbear tell a final story to conclude the Second Annual Stories from the Elders. We hope to see you here.

February 03, 2012
Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Summer 2012
Teachers, are you looking for a fun way to earn some money this summer? How about an opportunity to learn new and exciting ways to teach? If this is how you want to spend your summer then check out our Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program.

December 31, 2011
A New Look for Washita Battlefield National Historic Site's Webpage
The National Park Service websites are preparing for a website transformation.

October 21, 2011
Washita Battlefield NHS Slated to Host 15th Anniversary Symposium Event on November 11-12
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site is pleased to announce its 15th Anniversary Event and Symposium for November 11-12, 2011.

October 10, 2011
Lessons Learned and Lessons to Learn
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site is honoring 15 years of public service. We cordially invite you to come out and honor this milestone.

September 15, 2011
"There are National Parks in Oklahoma?"
It’s that time again! With September here, that means it’s time for the Oklahoma State fair and the 2011 Oklahoma Wildlife Expo. Click on more below to find out how you can visit with the park rangers at both of these events.

May 07, 2011
Junior Ranger Day 2011
Calling all kids! On Saturday, April 23, 2011 bring your family to the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site visitor center and help us celebrate National Park Week (April 16-24) and Junior Ranger Day.

May 06, 2011
Teacher Workshop 2011
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site will host its third annual Teacher's Workshop on June 25, 2011

May 06, 2011
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Summer 2011 Operating Hours
Summer Tours Begin Saturday, May 28th and Will Last Through Labor Day Weekend.

October 22, 2010
Washita Battlefield And Chickasaw NRA are Honored with Redbud Award
Washita Battlefield received the RedBud Merit award for Outstanding Media Coverage for their submission of a Discover Oklahoma segment.

May 06, 2010
Washita Battlefield Summer Schedule
No abstract supplied.

April 06, 2010
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Celebrates National Park Week and Junior Ranger Day
Join us April 24, 2008 as we celebrate the national parks.

February 24, 2010
Washita Battlefield NHS subject to Oklahoma firearms laws
New Federal Firearms Law Took Effect on February 22nd

January 04, 2010
1-4-10 Become a National Park Ranger with the Teacher-Ranger-Teacher Program
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site is looking for teachers interested in working with the National Park Service this summer.

December 12, 2009
2009 Holiday Closings
The visitor center will be closed on Friday, December 25th and Friday, January 1st, 2010.

November 27, 2009
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site commemorates the 141st anniversary with A Day of Remembrance and Reflection
No abstract supplied.

November 07, 2009
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site welcomes Doctor Paul Hutton
Join us at 7:00pm on Saturday, November 7th as we discuss Sheridan, Custer, and the Washita with renowned scholar and professor of history at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Paul W. Hutton.

October 27, 2009
10-27-09 Dayton Duncan Visits Washita Battlefield NHS
During a trip to the Oklahoma Panhandle, author/filmmaker Dayton Duncan and producer Julie Dunfey stopped in to visit with staff and learn about the attack along the Washita.

September 15, 2009
9-15-09 Washita Battlefield Celebrates National Public Lands Day
On September 26 the park staff celebrated National Public Lands Day by educating kids and adults on the importance of exploring the great outdoors.

July 17, 2009
7-17-09 Washita Battlefield NHS partners with OnCell Systems to launch a new audio tour.
Washita Battlefield NHS adopts a new cell phone tour program to help teach visitors the importance of this sacred site.

June 30, 2009
6-30-09 Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Announces The American West - On the Road with Michael Blake
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site welcomes back Academy Award winning author Michael Blake.

June 22, 2009
6-22-09 Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Announces Resource Stewardship Girl Scout Ranger Program
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site launches a new program to get kids more involved in the parks.

April 07, 2009
4-7-09 An Evening with Jerome Greene and Richard West was a Success
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site would like to thank everyone who came out and made this evening such a wonderful success.

February 13, 2009
2-13-09 New Superintendent to be Installed at Washita Battlefield NHS
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site welcomes their new superintendent Lisa Conard-Frost.

January 23, 2009
1-23-09 National Parks 2009 Calendars Now Available
The 2009 National Parks Calendar published by Unilever are now available free to the public.

December 22, 2008
12-22-08 Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Holiday Schedule
Click on the title above for information on the holiday schedule.

November 25, 2008
11-25-08 Washita Battlefield National Historic Site to Host 140th Anniversary Activities on December 6
Click on the title for a schedule of events for December 6.

November 24, 2008
11-24-08 Washita Battlefield National Historic Site and Cheyenne High School to host the play Ned Wynkoop Long Road to Washita on December 4
In observance of the 140th anniversary of the attack on the Washita River, Washita Battlefield National Historic Site in conjunction with Cheyenne High School is proud to present Ned Wynkoop: Long Road to Washita.

October 31, 2008
10-31-08 Washita Battlefield National Historic Site and Cheyenne High School will host Special Activities in December
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site observes the 140th Anniversary of the attack with speakers,arts and crafts, performances,and living history.

August 08, 2008
8-12-08 Town Hall Meeting
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site and Black Kettle National Grasslands to host Cheyenne's Town Hall Meeting.

July 01, 2008
7-1-08 Washita Battlefield will be open during the Fourth of July Holiday
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site will be open for regular business hours during the Fourth of July holiday.

May 13, 2008
5-13-08 Washita Battlefield Summer Operations
During the summer, operations at Washita Battlefield will be changing slightly. Read the press release and keep current with all the changes at Washita Battlefield.

December 03, 2007
12-3-07 Local Artist Attends White House Reception
Local artist, Rita Hughes nominated to create Washita Battlefield National Historic Site ornament for the presidential 18-foot Fraser fir Christmas tree.

October 23, 2007
10-23-07 Authors and Living History Presenters to Kick-off History Day for Washita Battlefield National Historic Site
No abstract supplied.

August 27, 2007
8-27-07 Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Visitor Center Now Open to Public
On Saturday, August 25, 2007 the staff at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site opened the doors of the brand new visitor center for the first time.

April 13, 2007
4-13-07 National Park Service Cultural Heritage Center Ribbon Cutting Gathering
Tribes, Officials, Singers Gather For National Park Service Site Ribbon Cutting

April 12, 2007
4-12-07 Washita Battlefield will Host Nine Authors for Upcoming Ribbon Cutting Event
No abstract supplied.

April 06, 2007
4-6-07 Ribbon Cutting for New Cultural Heritage Center
On April 20, 2007 Washita Battlefield National Historic Site celebrated the opening of their new cultural heritage center, with a special ribbon cutting ceremony.

April 03, 2007
4-3-07 Rain Delays Construction
Rain Delays construction of park visitor center.

February 21, 2007
Prescribed Fire set for 2007
In January and February of 2007 Washita Battlefield National Historic Site performed a prescribed burn covering portions of the parkland.

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