Free programs commemorate the 154th year since the Sand Creek Massacre

PROMO 660 x 440 Logo - Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Sign - Jeanne Sorensen
Published Saturday, November 10, 2018

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre with a pair of free public programs November 29, 2018. 

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

At 10:00 a.m. November 29, join Park Guide John Launius for a free guided walking tour. The program will take visitors through the events leading up to and during the massacre, and the subsequent fallout over the attack. This tour will begin at the lower parking lot and cover a distance of one-mile, round trip. Sturdy walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing are encouraged. Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site is located at 55411 County Rd W in Kiowa County.

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PICT Sign at Sand Creek Site - Chris Sorensen
One of many signs at the Sand Creek Massacres National Historic Site calling out the history of the area and those involved. © Chris Sorensen

Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center, Eads, CO. 

At 6:00 p.m. November 29 join Park Guide Teri Jobe at the Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center (Plains Theater) in for a free program on Sand Creek Massacre survivor George Bent. Born to a white trader and his Indian wife, George Bent's life was spent balancing between two very different cultures. Circumstances not only placed Bent in danger at Sand Creek but also empowered him to tell his people's story in ways that many of his Cheyenne relatives could not.  The Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center is located at 1304 Maine Street, Eads. 

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PICT Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
Sign at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. Photo courtesy Jeanne Sorensen

Beginning December 1, Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will switch to new winter operating hours: open Thursday through Monday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; closed Tuesday and Wednesday. For additional information, call the park at 719-729-3003 or visit www.nps.gov/sand.