February 11, 2019

You can share the experience of the Pony Express legend with many educational, hands-on exhibits and activities during the upcoming event Family Day 2019.

Family Day
February 18, 2019
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Free Admission to Museum/Pony School
Pony Express National Museum, 914 Penn Street, St. Joseph, MO

Inspired by many requests from children visiting the museum, Family Day gives kids a chance to step back into the 1860s job of a Pony Express Rider. Whatever your age, you are sure to be captivated by the Pony Express stories during a day in the museum called “Adventure Awaits.”

We will have several crafts/activities in the Community Room including a weaver, Joyce Bollman, and her loom. The museum is thrilled to have Deborah Reinhardt, author of children’s book “Show Me Adventure Kids: Weigh What You Say”, which is set in St. Joseph, Mo., and features the Pony Express National Museum. Deborah’s ‘Meet & Greet’ book signing session will be 10 AM – 1 PM. Saundra Keiffer will be on the grounds with her spinning wheel demonstrations throughout the day. Make sure to visit the “Hall of Riders” exhibit. It exemplifies the ideals of innovation, endurance, and the journey of life for 22 riders. Don’t miss this exhibit!

Admission to the Museum and the Pony School is free, sponsored through a scholarship fund provided by Mosaic Life Care. We encourage families to take a tour through the Museum and Pony School to experience local history and make memories.

“Adventure Awaits” is the kick-off theme for Pony Express 2019 Day Camp. Applications available that day. “Don’t miss your chance to tour with Junior Docents and re-enactors throughout the Museum and Community Room. Don’t miss school marms, Miss Kathy’s and Miss Kay’s, presentations in the Pony School,” Daffron says. It will touch on 1860s history and what a day at school was like for children of that time period. They will also have class time. The sign up times are 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, and 11:30 AM.  Sign up is in the East Community Room.  Following a break from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, sign up times continue at 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, and 3:30 PM. Class size is 40 per session. 

Museum Hours: 9 AM-4 PM Mon-Sat. (Winter Hours), 11 AM-4 PM Sun.  Admission: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $3 Students (age 7-17), $1 Children (age 4-6), Children 3 and under are free.  For further info about programs and events, call (816) 279-5059 or visit the museum website www.ponyexpress.org or www.facebook.com/PonyExpressNationalMuseum

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