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Legends Weekend provides plenty to do
September 20, 2013 Jerry Purvis   

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Photo by Elizabeth Gross/Gering Citizen Draft horses demonstrate antique farming methods while visitors to the FARM enjoy last year’s Harvest Festival.

The community is alive with activity as a number of area attractions gear up for the annual Legends Weekend.

The weekend gets started Friday, Sept. 20 as the West Nebraska Art Center, 106 E. 18th St. in Scottsbluff, dedicates a sculpture and parkway to Dorothy Bronson, a long-time local music teacher. The event starts at 4 p.m.

On Friday evening at the Historic Midwest Theater in downtown Scottsbluff, director Michael Forsburg will present his NET documentary “The Great Plains: America’s Lingering Wild” at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday Sept. 21, Bern Miller of the Pioneer Trails Museum in Bridgeport will be at the Scotts Bluff National Monument from 10 a.m. – noon. He will give a demonstration of historical horse training on the east side of the visitors’ center.

Also on Saturday, the Riverside Discover Center Zoo is offering one dollar for each admission, up to four persons in a family.

For those interested in a short out-of-town trip, the Agate Fossil Beds National Monument north of Mitchell is having living history demonstrations for the day.

The annual Harvest Festival at Legacy of the Plains Museum, east of Gering, is also scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 – 22. Demonstrations of historic farm equipment, an antique tractor parade, a horse parade, and lots of activities are scheduled for both days.

On Sunday, Sept. 22, the Barn Anew Bed and Breakfast is hosting Art in the Courtyard, a show and sale by members of the North Platte Valley Artist Guild, a jam session with the Green Valley Homesteaders, the Hinman Farms Pumpkin Patch, along with food, art and music. Times are from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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