September 1, 2019 all-day

The Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center (HMERC) is hosting an Open House for Labor Day weekend, August 30 through September 2, 2019. Several events will be held to celebrate the beginning of Nebraska Archaeology Month in September, as well as the 20th anniversary of Hudson-Meng Visitor Center being open to the public.

The weekend celebration will kick-off with a fun-filled Nebraska Archaeology and History themed Ranger Talk for two nights. The first will be held on Friday, August 30 at 7:00 pm at the picnic shelter next to Solider Creek Campground at Fort Robinson State Park. The second opportunity to attend this Ranger Talk will be held on Saturday, August 31 at 7:00 pm at Chadron State Park by the Lagoon shelter.  While the Ranger Talks are free of charge, permits are required to enter Nebraska State Parks, and can be purchased at either the Fort Robinson or Chadron State Park front desk.

The Hudson Meng Open House and 20th anniversary of the Visitor Center celebration will begin on Saturday, August 31 and continue through Monday, September 2.  All admission fees will be waived throughout the weekend. Special activities will be available for all ages.

Hudson Meng will be closed for the winter beginning Tuesday, September 3, 2019. For more information on the Labor Day events, off-season tours or educational programs, please call the Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands at 308-432-0300 or Ryan Means, 308-221-4162.