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Pony Express Festival Sunday

The Kansas Historical Society announced the schedule for the Pony Express Festival, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, August 26, at Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site, 2889 23rd Road, Hanover.

10 a.m. – period demonstrators begin presentations

11 a.m. – non-denominational church service by circuit rider preacher with music by the community choir

Noon – catered lunch (charge for meal)

1-3 p.m. – Czechland Trio polka band. Ventriloquist Nick Levendofsky will perform with “Elmer” during intermission, 1:45 – 2:15 p.m.

3 p.m. – Pony Express re-enactment with mochila exchange

3:30 p.m. – festival quilt drawing

A wide variety of period skills and crafts will be demonstrated. Lemonade, soft drinks, water, pie, and ice cream will be sold by the Friends of Hollenberg Station as a fundraiser. Proceeds support site preservation and promotion. For more information, call 785-337-2635.

This event is co-sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Friends of Hollenberg Station. The Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site is one of sixteen state owned sites operated by the Kansas Historical Society.

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