Historic Horse-drawn Haying Demonstrations at the Preserve

haying the field using a horse-drawn mower
Mowing the field using horses pulling a mowing machine.


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News Release Date: June 12, 2017

Living history interpreters at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve will demonstrate the process of historic haying using draft horses and 19th century machinery on Saturday, June 17th from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  
Living history interpreters will also demonstrate 19th century techniques of ranch stove cooking from 10 a.m. until noon, while preparing a meal for the ranch hands. Throughout the day listen to live historic music and watch wool spinning demonstrations in the historic barn.
On weekends in June visit with the volunteers at the one-room Lower Fox Creek Schoolhouse and learn about a prairie education and the school’s rich history. The school is furnished with historic desks, McGuffey Readers, a recitation bench, and other classroom items.

A 6.4-mile bus tour of the preserve’s backcountry is available daily at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on weekends through October 29, 2017. There is no charge for the tours. Advance reservations for the bus tours are recommended, but arrangements can be made on the day of the visit if space is available. For more information, please call the park at (620) 273-8494 (hit 0). All programs and activities at the preserve are free of charge.
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve invites you to discover the meaning of national parks, how your park inspires you - both in personal connections and memorable experiences. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is located two miles north of Strong City on Kansas State Highway 177 (the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway) and is a unique public/private partnership between the National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy. For more information, visit the preserve’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NPS.TallgrassPrairie , website at www.nps.gov/tapr, email e-mail us, or call the preserve at (620) 273-8494. 
To learn more about The Nature Conservancy in Kansas, visit the Conservancy’s website at www.nature.org/Kansas or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TNCKansas .

Last updated: June 19, 2017

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2480B KS Hwy 177
Strong City, KS 66869


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