Santa Claus will be visiting Buckland Station at Fort Churchill State Historic Park December 17th and 18th!
Everyone is invited to attend and have pictures taken with Santa. Pictures will be taken by local photographer and Fort Churchill Artist in Residence, Richard Massey. Children waiting in line for pictures will be able to make a small Christmas ornament to take home.
Saturday and Sunday, December 17th and 18th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Buckland Station is nine miles south of Silver Springs on Highway 95A. Buckland Station is the large, two-story white building on the left, about half mile south of the railroad tracks.
The event is open to the public. Parents must be present to provide supervision for their children as many valuable and fragile artifacts are displayed inside Buckland Station.
Each photo session is $7.00, which includes the entrance fee for a tour of Buckland Station. Photo packages will include any one 8x10 sheet of the following: one 8x10, two 4x6, four 3.5x5 or nine wallet sized photos.
For more information call Kim Clawson at 775-577-4880.
Fort Churchill was once an active U.S. Army fort. Built in 1861 to provide protection for early settlers, it was abandoned nine years later. Today the ruins are preserved in a state of arrested decay. A visitor center displays information and artifacts of the fort's history. The Pony Express and the Overland Telegraph once passed through this area. Nearby is Buckland Station, a Pony Express stop, supply center and former hotel built in 1870.
Facilities at Fort Churchill State Historic Park include trails, a campground, picnic area, group-use area and access to the Carson River.
Visitors can enjoy hiking, historic and environmental education, camping, picnicking, photography and canoeing.