Special Event


Opening Reception for New Exhibit of William Henry Jackson Artworks

Scotts Bluff National Monument



Location: LAT/LONG: 41.828696, -103.707301

The Scotts Bluff National Monument Visitor Center is located at 190276 Old Oregon Trail in Gering, NE.

Dates & Times


Friday, August 25, 2023


1:00 PM


1 hour

Type of Event



The National Park Service turns 107 years old on Friday, August 25th. Scotts Bluff National Monument will celebrate this momentous occasion with the opening of a new exhibit highlighting William Henry Jackson’s connections to different National Park Service sites throughout the country. Illustrated with photos, watercolors and sketches from the Scotts Bluff National Monument Jackson collection, this exhibit will feature works that have never been displayed before.

The celebration will kick off with a grand opening reception at 1 p.m. in the visitor center theater. Refreshments and birthday cake will be provided by Black Hills Parks and Forests Association, the official non-profit partner of Scotts Bluff National Monument. The exhibit will remain on display in the theater. If you can’t make it on Friday, you can check the exhibit out at other times the visitor center is open to the public.

The Scotts Bluff National Monument visitor center is currently open on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. On weekdays (Mondays through Fridays) the visitor center is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Starting Monday, September 4th we will transition to fall hours which means the visitor center will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., 7 days per week, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Reservation or Registration: No

Contact Information

Eric Grunwald
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