Fort Churchill State Historic Park in Silver Springs offering free events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.