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Contact: Kipton Walton, 219-395-1858
INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE: Join Tommy O. Penson and Stage Coach Productions as they reenact the work of the famous Buffalo Soldiers on Saturday, September 19, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Glenwood Dunes Trail. The Buffalo Soldiers were established by Congress as the first peacetime, all-black regiments in the U.S. Army. Later, Buffalo Soldiers also served as some of the first park rangers in several western parks in the late 1890s and early 1900s.
Riders, in authentic uniforms, will demonstrate horsemanship typical of the Buffalo Soldiers. Free pony rides will be offered for children from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and again from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. A presentation on the work of the Buffalo Soldiers takes place from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm followed by an opportunity for your child to have their picture taken with a Buffalo Soldier. If you have a horse, you can bring it and accompany these reenactors on a trail ride from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Free hot dogs and water will be available thanks to a generous donation by the Friends of Indiana Dunes.
The Glenwood Dunes parking lot is located on US Highway 20, three miles east of State Highway 49 in Chesterton, Indiana. For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/indu.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of 408 units of the National Park System ranging from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty. The national lakeshore features 15 miles of the southern shoreline of Lake Michigan and 15,000 acres of beach, woods, marshes, and prairie in the northwest corner of Indiana. Almost 2 million visitors come to this national park each year.