Calendar

Apr
27
Thu
Naturalization Ceremony
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm
Apr
29
Sat
Nebraska Kidney Association Color Run 5K
Apr 29 all-day
Jun
11
Sun
Soda Fountain Sundae – David Marsh
Jun 11 @ 2:30 pm

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The pioneers who traveled the Oregon Trail came from far and wide. But they endured many common hardships and joys.  With this program, David Marsh celebrates the diverse backgrounds of the pioneers and shares stories and songs of their common experiences in building our nation.  The performance is free and open to the public and is presented with the support of Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Following the performance, join us for ice cream sodas served from the Archway’s vintage soda fountain. Donations welcome. 

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Jun
17
Sat
Trail Dedication
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am
Trail Dedication

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A short dedication ceremony will mark the official opening of the new hike/bike trail linking the Archway with Fort Kearney State Park.  Join us to celebrate the link between these two popular central Nebraska recreational destinations and be among the first to hike or bike the new trail.

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Jul
8
Sat
The Food Truck at the Archway
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am
The Food Truck at the Archway

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Enjoy your historical experience with a side of culinary adventure as the Archway hosts The Food Truck.  Kearney’s own Park Place Catering’s food truck will be serving up some reimagined lunchtime standards and unique specialties for lunch outside the Archway.  The Archway salutes America’s adventurers.  Make your road-trip adventure really special this weekend by stopping by for some great local food.

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Jul
9
Sun
Soda Fountain Sundae – Dan Holtz
Jul 9 @ 2:30 pm

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Nebraska has a rich tradition of stories and songs.  In this program, Dan Holtz weaves traditional songs with stories from Nebraska’s most acclaimed authors together to form a tapestry that tells the story of our history from the 1850s through the turn of the century.  Hear the sounds and stories of the first Nebraskans, the pioneers who passed through Nebraska and those who eventually settled here. The performance is free and open to the public and is presented with the support of Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Following the performance, join us for ice cream sodas served from the Archway’s vintage soda fountain. Donations welcome.

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Jul
14
Fri
Cruise Nite Show and Shine
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Cruise Nite Show and Shine

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Celebrate Cruise Nite in Kearney at our Get-Together Show and Shine.  We’ll be spinning oldies music, firing up the grill and serving pie for dessert.  No registration is required.  Just polish up the little “Duece Coupe,” pick up your best bobby soxer and you’ll have it made in the shade.  Oh, yes, did we mention the pie?  

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Aug
20
Sun
Soda Fountain Sundae – Chris Sayre
Aug 20 @ 2:30 pm

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From the engaging sea shanties of the Eastern Seaboard to the haunting songs of the Appalachian Mountains, from the blues of Mississippi to the pioneer songs of the America West, Chris Sayre brings to life the rich and varied music of the United States.  Performing on guitar, mandolin, banjo, concertina, lap dulcimer and musical saw, Chris leaves his audiences with a deeper understanding of our musical heritage and how we got to where we are today.  The performance is free and open to the public and is presented with the support of Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

Following the performance, join us for ice cream sodas served from the Archway’s vintage soda fountain. Donations welcome. 

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Aug
21
Mon
Total Solar Eclipse Viewing
Aug 21 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]August 21, 2017 – 11:30 am – 2:30 pm – Total Solar Eclipse Viewing

View the total solar eclipse at the Archway.  If you’re on the road during the total solar eclipse on August 21, the Archway’s location along I-80 offers a convenient spot for solar eclipse viewing.  Park Place Catering’s Food Truck will be on hand with lunch specials and we have eclipse viewing glasses available in the Archway Shop.  A partial eclipse will begin at 11:30.  The total eclipse will occur at 12:57.  And the partial eclipse will continue until about 2:30.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Aug
25
Fri
Historic Anniversary at the Archway
Aug 25 all-day
Historic Anniversary at the Archway

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]August 25 – 5:30pm – Historic Anniversary at the Archway

Join 1848 Venture Crew Civil War reenactors in observing the 107th anniversary of the Fort Kearney National Park Association re-union, during which association officials marked the south channel of the Platte River near Fort Kearny so that everyone would remember the history of the place where the trails westward crossed the river.  The contours of the river have changed and the marker was moved from its original site.  But you can still see the trail marker on display, today, at the Archway.

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