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Sand Creek Massacre Observes 154th Year at National Historic Site

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

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site:

At 10:00 am on Thursday, 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, Chivington, CO 81036.

Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center, Eads, Colorado:

At 6:00 pm Thursday, November 29th join Park Guide Teri Jobe at the Crow-Luther Cultural Events Center (Plains Theater) 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 George 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 St, Eads, CO 81036.

Beginning on December 1st, 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, please call the park at 719-729-3003 or visit www.nps.gov/sand.

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