PONY EXPRESS NATIONAL MUSEUM
SOLAR ECLIPSE EVENTS
THURSDAY, AUG. 17TH
1st Day Solar Eclipse covers (includes Solar Eclipse stamp) will be available for sale West Side Community Room. The post office will be available Mon., Aug 21 9 AM – Noon to hand-cancel all covers that have been purchased. The post office will allow 30 extra days to allow hand-canceling of the 1st day solar eclipse covers. Be sure to mail one to your friends and loved ones. Price: $ 5.00.
EVENTS – FRI, AUG. 18th – SUN., AUG. 20th
Mabel Loving’s Personal 1918 Total Eclipse Diary, presented by Carlene Makawski as a living history character in the West Community Room.
Dates/Times: FRI. – SUN., AUG. 18 – 20 10 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM
Also available in the West Community Room will be Mabel Loving’s Total Eclipse Diary. You should buy one for the children in your life. In the back of the book are 3 special pages for you to record your own 2017 personal Solar Eclipse experience! Price: $7.00.
We also have Mabel Loving’s book “The Pony Express Rides On” available for sale, which is her personal accounts of her correspondence with pony riders and others regarding their stories when working for the Pony Express. Available in the West Community Room and/or gift shop. Price: $20.00.
Native American Display will be available: Fri, Sat, Sun 9 A.M., 11 A.M., 2 PM AND 4 PM. Native American Displays will host Dixon Leaver’s stories. Come hear these exciting stories! Ask Dixon why the jack rabbit has long ears. No charges as they will be located in Patee Park. Look for Ronnie’s lodge and music!
Pony School Admission Prices: Adults $5.00, students 5-17 $1.00. Kathy Ridge will present three different programs: 1) The daily schedule of a one-room schoolhouse in 1860 with emphasis on Astronomy and related subjects, 2) eclipses that impacted American history 1492-1860 and 3) history of Astronomy in early America. Come visit our collection of astronomy items as presented by Kathy Ridge. **If you are a Pony Express Museum member, please present your current membership card for free admission to the Pony School.
SATURDAY, AUG 19TH – SPECIAL APPEARANCE
SPECIAL APPEARANCE: NASA astronaut, Dr. William Fisher II, MD, is the great-grandson of Billy Fisher. As a mission specialist on space shuttle Discovery, Dr. Fisher carried Pony Express items, including a letter written by Billy Fisher. He also took a belt buckle into space which is on display in the museum. At 4:00 PM, Dr. Fisher will make a special speech concerning his great grandfather (a Pony Rider) and his adventures as an astronaut. He will be on site in the Messick Gallery, 1:00 – 5:00 PM at the Pony Express Museum.
OTHER THINGS TO SEE AND DO:
PONY SCHOOL PROGRAMS: Three different programs. Fri – Sat Hours: 9 AM, 11 AM,
2 PM, 4 PM; Sunday Hours: 11 AM, 2 PM, 4 PM; Monday Hours: 3 PM and 4 PM.
Prices: Adults $5.00, students (ages 5-17) $1.00 (see chalkboards for topics – tickets for sessions may be purchased in advance).
“HALL OF RIDERS”. Be sure to see the latest addition to the Pony Express Museum. You won’t want to miss this exciting exhibit that showcases the Pony Express riders’ personal stories and possessions. Jackie Lewin, guest curator, will be available Fri., Sat., and Sun. to help interpret the Hall of Riders exhibit. She’s looking forward to sharing her discoveries about the Pony Express and the riders with you!
MUSEUM GIFT SHOP: Check out the museum gift shop for special Solar Eclipse souvenir items including ornaments, key chains, magnets, t-shirts, ballcaps, books plus awesome Pony Express related items! We also have solar eclipse glasses for sale.
MUSEUM HOURS: The museum will be open for tours every day. Hours: Mon – Fri 9-5, Sun 11-4. Prices: Adults $6, Seniors $5, Youth $3, Kids 4-6 $1 (museum hours to be extended as necessary).
PONY EXPRESS NATIONAL MUSEUM
914 Penn Street St Joseph MO
FOOD AVAILABLE ON SITE
SAT: South Side Sertoma** Cooking: Donnie Miller & Crew
Tenderloins w/French Fries w/Onion Rings w/Baked Beans
$ 6.00 $ 8.00 $ 8.00
Tea/Bottled Water/Pop – $ 1.00 each
** Part of proceeds will be given to museums and rest to Deaf Camp