You can share the experience of the Pony Express legend with many educational, hands-on exhibits and activities during the upcoming Family Day.
February 15, 2016
10:00 am – Noon and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free Admission to Museum/Pony School
Pony Express National Museum, 914 Penn, St. Joseph
Whatever your age, you are sure to be captivated by the Pony Express stories and a day in the museum called “Wild West Days” with local interpreters during our 2016 event. Inspired by many requests from children visiting the museum, Family Day gives kids a chance to step back into the 1860’s job of a Pony Express Rider. We will have several crafts/activities to do in the community room and a good imagination will help at each location. Visit and see wagon wheel rug weaving by Amy Grier and weaving on four harness loom by Katherine and Kristine Lacina.
Admission to the Museum and the Pony School is free, with sponsorship by Ameri-Pac, Inc. through a scholarship fund. We encourage families to take a tour through the Museum and Pony School to experience local history and make memories.
“Wild West Days” will be the kick-off for the Pony Express Day Camp. “Don’t miss your chance to tour with Junior Docents and local re-enactors throughout the Museum and Community Room,” says Cindy Daffron. “Don’t miss, “Miss Kathy’s presentation in the Pony School,” says Daffron. The sign up times are 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, and 11:30 am. Sign up will be in the east community room. Also following the break we will continue with sign up times at 1:00, 1:30, 2:00 and 2:30 pm. Class size is 40 for each session.
The Museum is open daily from 9 am – 4 pm Monday-Saturday (Winter Hours) and 11 am – 4 pm on Sunday. Admission rates are $6 for adults, $5 seniors, $3 students (age 7-17), $1 children (age 4-6), and children 3 and under are free. For further information about programs and events please call (816) 279-5059 or visit the museum website at www.ponyexpress.org.