Sand Creek Massacre Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Date: April 14, 2017
Contact: Shawn Gillette, 1-719-438-5916

Superintendent Alexa Roberts and staff invite you to join in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS). The park was dedicated on April 28, 2007 in order to enhance cultural understanding by educating the public about the Sand Creek Massacre. A series of free events is scheduled to mark this milestone in the history of the park.

Thursday, April 27, 5:30 pm – Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center, Eads, CO

Sand Creek Massacre NHS: A Ten Year Retrospective.” Join a panel of speakers at the Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center in Eads for a discussion of the impacts of the Sand Creek Massacre NHS over the last 10years. Panelists include representatives of the Office of the Governor, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, History Colorado, Kiowa County and the National Park Service.

Friday Evening, April 28, 7 pm – Sand Creek Massacre NHS, Chivington, CO

Due to inclement weather conditions, Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site has canceled the Evening Walking Tour. This program has been rescheduled for Friday May 26, 2017.

Saturday, April 29, 10 am and 2 pm – Sand Creek Massacre NHS, Chivington, CO

Join park staff for one-hour guided walking tours of the Sand Creek Massacre. Ranger staff will provide information and interpretation about events leading up to and during the massacre of over 230 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho at their village on the banks of Big Sandy Creek. Developing weather conditions may impact the schedualing of these events, please contact the park at 1-719-729-3003 for more information.

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Last updated: April 29, 2017

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