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?
Featured Performer: Chris Sayre – A Musial Journey Across America: Songs That Helped Shape a Nation – 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.
August 25 is the 107th anniversary of the date when this historic marker was placed along the south channel of the Platte River, just northwest of Fort Kearny, to mark the spot where the Oregon Trail crossed the river. The sign was placed in 1910 by a group called the Fort Kearny National Park Association as a temporary marker. The Association, made up of Civil War veterans who came to Nebraska to homestead, campaigned to have Fort Kearny declared a national park. Their efforts failed and no permanent marker was ever placed in the spot. It is not known for how long the marker stayed in place but it is evident that it was used by some for target practice. The contours of the river have changed and the marker was moved from its original site. But you can still see the marker on display, today, at the Archway, where we remember history and celebrate the American spirit of adventure. The marker is pictured, here, with its owner, who has generously loaned it for temporary exhibit at the Archway.
Featured Performer: Bill Behmer – Traditional Folk Music – This wide ranging survey of Anglo-American folk music includes British Isles ballads that are 500 years old along with the American folk songs they helped to inspire. Hear these traditional tunes played on a variety of heritage instruments including the mountain dulcimer, fiddle and autoharp. The performance is free and open to the public and is presented with the support of Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
Why The Archway
With 90 outdoor acres and a unique facility, The Archway is the perfect place for your next event. From 5Ks to company picnics, car shows and more, The Archway can host a variety of events. We’d love to work with you and your group to make sure that your event goes off perfectly.
With several space options to host your event, The Archway can hold up to 150 people indoors or outdoors. We’d love to sit down and talk about how The Archway can help you put on a memorable event.
Platte River Room – With space to seat up to 150 people at round tables and an antique soda fountain, The Platte River Room creates a memorable setting for any type of event. We provide seating and tables and have a sound system, stage and television available as well.
Rates start at $125 for a minimum of two hours (includes room rental, tables and chairs*). Each additional hour is $50/hr.** Click here to download a printable rental agreement and reserve the Platte River Room today!
*Table linens, napkins, sound system, stage and 7% tax not included in this price. **Please note that all alcohol must be supplied by an approved caterer. We require at least six (6) weeks notice that your party will need alcohol. Alcohol cannot be served without appropriate licensing. Licensing will be obtained by the caterer.
Outdoors – The NEW Archway Picnic Shelter is an excellent choice for hosting events of up to 150 people. Shelter rental includes picnic table seating as well as use of the charcoal grill that’s on location. Family reunions, business picnics, trail running or biking events, outdoor classroom and much more would work perfect at the new shelter.
With 90 acres of beautiful outdoor space and miles of trails, The Archway is the perfect location to host large events. We’ll work with you and your group to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch. Click here to download a printable rental agreement and reserve the Archway Picnic Shelter today!
Give Event Coordinator Kara Stevens a call today to find out how The Archway and your event can create unforgettable memories. 308.237.1000 | email@example.com
“(The Archway) was an awesome location but it was also amazing to have so much support from your staff on the day of the event. We were absolutely impressed by everything you guys offered!”
– Savannah Lyon, Compass speaking about the Superhero Dash held at The Archway