150th Year Remembrance of the Sand Creek Massacre
Schedule of Activities for Saturday November 29, 2014
The public is invited to join staff for a series of free commemorative events, planned both at the park and in the town of Eads. Events planned at the park include the following:
- 8am to 1pm - Monument Hill and upper parking area are closed. Visitor Contact Station, picnic area and lower parking lot will be open for activities listed below.
- 9am to Noon - U.S. Postal Service representative will be available to cancel letters with the 150th Year Remembrance of the Sand Creek Massacre postal cancellation stamp.
- 10am to 10:30am - "The Sand Creek Massacre" - join a park ranger in the picnic area for this insightful discussion on the surprise attack on the Cheyenne and Arapaho village, which occurred 150 years ago.
- 12pm to 12:30pm - "And Still He Stayed" - join a park ranger in the picnic area for this interesting talk on
- Cheyenne Peace Chief Black Kettle. Who was he? Why is he remembered today?
- 1pm - Monument Hill reopens to the public. Visitors are welcome to explore the park on their own or joinspeakers in the picnic area for a brief discussion on the importance of the day and background for establishing the park.
The public is invited to the town of Eads to attend the following programs:
- 3pm and 5pm - Join park staff at the Crow Luther Cultural Events Center in Eads for a preview of two new film documentaries on the Sand Creek Massacre. Films will be shown to the public free of charge at 3pm and again at 5pm.