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Fort Churchill State Historic Park in Silver Springs offering free events

An event about frontier life in the 1800s is planned on Sept. 16 at Fort Churchill State Historic Park in Silver Springs.
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Fort Churchill State Historic Park is offering ranger-led programs highlighting the area’s history and natural resources this month.

A tour of the night sky over Fort Churchill State Historic Park will be from 8 to 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. Attendees are asked to dress for the weather and bring red lights, lawn chairs and blankets.

To attend, meet at the Fort Churchill museum. Fort Churchill is 8 miles south of the Highway 95A/Highway 50 intersection on Highway 95A at 10000 Highway 95A, Silver Springs.

An event highlighting what life was like as an American pioneer during the 1800s will be from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at Buckland Station. The event includes hands-on activities that introduce young learners to this time period. Program is geared for children 8 years of age and older, accompanied by an adult. Buckland Station is about 9 miles south of the Highway 95A/Highway 50 intersection on Highway 95A.

The programs are free, but the cost to enter the park is $5 per vehicle for Nevada residents and $7 per vehicle for nonresidents. Cash or checks are accepted.

For more information, contact Kristin Sanderson at 775-577-4880 or bucklandstation@hotmail.com.

The Nevada State Parks Passport Booklet is available at any state park. Visitors who have their booklets stamped at 15 different parks will earn a free annual pass to all Nevada State Parks. The booklet, which serves as a travel aid as well as travelogue for park visitors, includes photos, a description of each park, lists of amenities, travel journal pages and spaces for validation stamps which have been designed to reflect each unique state park.