Explore County’s Homesteading History Virtually

NPS Historian, Jonathan Fairchild from Homestead National Monument of America
NPS Historian, Jonathan Fairchild, from Homestead National Monument of America.

Want to explore the history and daily life of Campbell County homesteaders?

The Campbell County Rockpile Museum is gearing up to launch its irtual edition of Black & Yellow Theatre: Voices of the Powder River Basin program featuring Homestead National Monument of America (NPS) historian Jonathan Fairchild in an effort to continue offering live and interactive programming during the pandemic.

Next week’s program will take place virtually on the Rockpile Museum’s Facebook LIVE and YouTube Channel on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m., and will be archived on their YouTube Channel.

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Museum educator Stephan Zacharias will be joined by Fairchild, who has led numerous discussions at NPS and is versed in interpreting the Homestead Act of 1862 and its impact on United States history.

The broadcast will also feature the U.S. Staley Archibald Homestead Cabin built in southern Campbell County in the winter of 1921-22, which is now on exhibit at the museum (pictured above).

For more information, call the museum at (307) 682-5723 or visit rockpilemuseum.com.