Living History

You'll meet the most interesting charcaters around here...  Hannah Perkins, who is heading overland to Oregon across the bleak Black Rock Desert. There's a stagecoach driver who you wouldn't want to cross, a school marm, a friendly old miner and a country doctor from 1904.

Stop and chat with a ranch hand or a blacksmith or even Father Christmas. And on special weekends, like Frontier Days, the population explodes with authentic  characters of all sorts.


Head outside to the Miller Family Ranch and Sawmill

The history of local homesteaders becomes vivid reality when you meet the characters on the Miller Ranch.

The year is 1904. Mrs. Miller, with the help of ranch hand William Thomas, maintains the cabin, barn, corral, bunkhouse, root celler and sawmill while Mr. Miller tends cattle on the open range. 

Stop by and see what life was like for local homesteaders more than a hundred years ago. Your kids will actually love doing chores around the ranch such as digging in the garden, washing the laundry or cross-cutting firewood. And when they're finished they can enjoy frontier life by playing one of several vintage games. (Activities vary seasonally.) On the weekends during the winter months, stop by and warm up by the stove while listening to tales of homestead life.

11:00 to 4:00 daily June through August
11:00 to 3:00 weekends September through May (weather permitting)