The Pony Express stables continue to stand as tribute to the legend and legacy of the Pony Express and its enduring era.
The Pony Express Museum houses the actual spot where Johnny Fry left heading west carrying the very first communications of the Pony Express. Come pump water from the well, see an actual hole left from an archaeological dig, and view objects discovered from the 1990s digs. Displays and exhibits include objects actually owned by various riders.
Top off your visit to the museum with a step back in time to the 1860s through a scheduled tour of the Pony School, a one-room schoolhouse built to the time period. The schoolhouse is complete with period desks, slates for writing, arithmetic problems, McGuffey readers, and a schoolmarm!
Schedule your visit for 30 minutes to two hours with the schoolmarm who will greet you at the door to “make your manners”, divide your group for instruction just like they did in the 1860s, sing songs, read aloud from the readers, or teach 1st-8th grade in mini-sessions of the three Rs: reading, writing, and arithmetic!
Use your imagination to pretend to bring water in from the well, carry firewood for the stove, drink from the water bucket and shared ladle, unpack and cook your lunch, and carry a message to your parents regarding the schoolmarm’s stay at your house for the month!
Please contact us for rates and times to schedule your schoolhouse visit at 816.279.5059.