50th Anniversary

Turtle Petroglyph overlooking the Canadian River Valley
A petroglyph of a turtle looks out over the Canadian River Valley from a high mesa at Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument.

NPS Photo / J. Stegmann

We hope you'll join us on August 29, 2015, for a day of activities in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument!

The legislation to provide for the preservation, protection, interpretation, and scientific study of Alibates flint deposits associated with the activities and cultural resources of the indigenous people was signed into law on August 31, 1965.

Join us for a day of special guided hikes, demonstrations and programs that will focus on the history of the National Monument. Learn about the Antelope Creek people during a hike to the village ruins. hear the ancient stories and try your hand with ancient weapons. Meet one of the first park rangers at Alibates Flint Quarries National Monuments and listen to his tales of the early days. Partake in a piece of anniversary cake.


Schedule of Events

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Antelope Creek Village Ruins Tour

10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Ancient Storytelling with Jimmy Green

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Quarries Anniversary Tour

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. In The Beginning with Ranger Ed Day*

12:15-12:45 p.m. Birthday Cake and Punch

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Ancient Weapons Demonstration

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. A Visit with VIP Ed Day*

3:15 - 3:45 p.m. One on One with Ed Day, Flintknapping demonstration

*Part of a special two-part moderated discussion with retired Ranger Ed Day.

Last updated: August 25, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1460
Fritch, TX 79036


(806) 857-6680

Contact Us