Emporia Area Match Day

Pioneer Bluffs

Specific Need

Match Day donations are greatly needed to fund our family programs.  We plan to expand the number of family friendly events we offer in 2019, including more school children coming to A Day on the Prairie, Ranching Heritage Prairie Talks, and free community music events.

Mission

To preserve the ranching heritage of the Flint Hills.

Profile

Our story begins in 1859 when Charles Rogler, a young Austrian immigrant, walked from Iowa to build a new life in Kansas.  Charles’ son, Henry, and in turn a grandson, Wayne, later took the reins, making the farm/ranch operation one of the most well-respected in the region.

 

Today Pioneer Bluffs is a nonprofit organization, home to Flint Hills ranching heritage.  Visit this National Register Historic District to discover a classic 1908 farm house, restored 1915 barn, 1916 granary, log cabin, and mile-long limestone fence.

 

Preserving the legacy of ranch families who settled the Flint Hills, with educational and community programs, including:

  • Ranching Heritage Prairie Talk series, stories of ranch families who shaped the Flint Hills.
  • A Day on the Prairie, school/youth field trips, learning about the prairie ecosystem and history.
  • Cultural and educational events of music, history, heritage, and art. 
  • Exhibits of today's cycle of ranching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos & Videos

It feels like coming home when you come here
1915 barn has been restored
1915 barn has been restored
Photos from Fall Roundup 2018
Photos from Fall Roundup 2018
Junior Wrangler games at Fall Roundup
Children explore the creek on school field trips
Children explore the creek on school field trips
School field trips enjoy A Day on the Prairie
School field trips enjoy A Day on the Prairie
Have you ever rolled down a hill? Kids do - at Pioneer Bluffs!
Have you ever rolled down a hill? Kids do - at Pioneer Bluffs!
More from A Day on the Prairie for school children
More from A Day on the Prairie for school children
Music in the loft is a family favorite. Here is Jeff Davidson, cowboy musician.

Contact

695 Kansas Highway 177
Matfield Green KS 66862
Phone: (620) 753-3484

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