The local historical society will be hosting a Pony Express Festival at Hollenberg Station near Hanover on Sunday, August 26. The Hollenberg Station was established in 1857 as a weigh station for groups traveling on the Orergon-California Trail, by Geret and Sophia Hollenberg. From 1860-1861 the building was operated as a Pony Express Station. The original building still stands today along with its visitor center that tells of the Hollenberg story as well as pioneer life.
The National Landmark will be the host place of the Festival. You can see many features while attending the festival, some including: period demonstrations, a non-denominational church service by a circuit rider preacher, a catered lunch, Czechland Trio polka band, and a Pony Express re-enactment.
The event is hosted and co-sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Friends of the Hollenberg Station. For more information on this event please call 785-337-2635.