150th Anniversary Events

The Pony Express is returning to Atchison

Several of St. Joseph’s museums are gearing up for another major Pony Express event on Saturday.

Towns along trail plan events

  • Model A Fords part of Pony Express celebration at Julesburg

  • Hollenberg Pony Express Station to celebrate 150 years of history

  • Marysville prepares to party like it's 1860

  • Nebraska Towns along trail plan events

  • Saddle up for Pony Express in Gothenburg

  • Pony Express re-ride begins St Joseph has plans at the other end to take the mail across the Missouri by Boat. First time we have ever done this.

  • Rendezvous to celebrate Pony Express

  • Pony Express delivers special history to Seneca

  • Pony Express schedules special stop in Vallejo

  • Ham radio rides the Pony Express

  • Pony Express featured at the Lake Tahoe History Museum this weekend

  • Pony Express Re-Ride planned in June through Nebraska

  • Celebrating Pony Express Sesquicentennial re-ride in Dayton

  • 150th Anniversary Celebrations in Utah

  • The historic Sportsman's Hall in Pollock Pines, California, will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Pony Express, June 7th, from 6 PM to 10 at Sportsman's.

  • National Postal Museum Celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Pony Express with an Online Featured Collection

  • Celebrate the Pony Express in Douglas County Saturday, May 1

  • National Coin Week (April 18-24) features special events at Nevada State Museum

  • Mormon Station-Pony Express Re-Ride Celebration in Genoa

  • Pony Express rides again at Fort Churchill.

  • Benicia welcomes Pony Express historian to talk Sunday, April 18, about city's historic role.

  • A walking tour through downtown Oakland, California, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express is scheduled April 24.

  • Mormon Station-Pony Express Re-Ride Celebration in Genoa June 8.

  • Speakers from the National Pony Express Association, Inc. will discuss how they honor the Pony Express today, Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 12 – 1pm, PDT. Find out about the 1983 “Slide Ride” when members of the organization saddled up to ride the mail between two California towns made inaccessible by an avalanche, the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay Ride, and other stories from the trail. After the talk, take a look at items they’ve collected along the way, from a mochila to an Olympic torch.

  • The National is "Carrying a Message to Congress" during April of 2010. On Wednesday April 14, NPEA members will give a Luncheon Lecture at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum 2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E. Washington, DC 20002. On Thursday, April 15, The NPEA will Carry their Message to the Congress.

  • National Park Service's 150th Anniversary Events Brochure lists planned events

  • PONY EXPRESS SESQUICENTENNIAL EVENTS: ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI

  • Pony Express Living History Festival is Saturday, April 3.

  • Pony Express sesquicentennial celebration next weekend (April 1)

  • 150th Pony Express Trails to Rails, Old Sacramento to Folsom, California

  • Pony Express Living History Festival April 3 at Buckland Station, nine miles south of Silver Springs, Nevada, on Highway 95A.

  • The Cattlemen's Ball is one of the largest annual events held in Nebraska and is a fund raiser for cancer research. This year it is being held near Kearney on an historic ranch along the Platte River. As part of the NPEA Nebraska Division's 150th Celebration Nebraska Riders will be doing an eastbound and westbound Mochila exchange during the Western Show on Saturday, June 5. Tickets for the event are $65 each and include the afternoon activities, dinner and a Randy Travis concert.

  • Michael Martin Murphey Headlines Apr. 3 Concert. Singing Cowboy-Poet Michael Martin Murphey, the top-selling singer-songwriter of American cowboy music, will perform in concert during as part of St. Joseph, Mo.'s Pony Express Sesquicentennial Celebration, Saturday, April 3 at the historic Missouri Theatre. Tickets will be $10-$40 and are available through the Robidoux Resident Theatre, (816) 232-1778, or by visiting www.ponyexpress.net.

  • Becoming Buffalo Bill: Competitors from across the country pay tribute to Wild West legend On April 1, when several men will dress like a legendary cowboy who just happened to be a decorated Civil War soldier, a young Pony Express rider and the greatest entertainer of the Wild West. They’ll be competing in the Buffalo Bill Look-Alike Contest at 4 p.m. at Patee Park across the street from the Pony Express National Museum.

  • The Postal Museum is abuzz over the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express with a new exhibit opening and a family festival rapidly approaching.

  • "The Pony Express Trail Challenge" geocache

  • Modesto Art Museum plans a series of events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Pony Express

  • The Model A Ford Club of America tour this June will "follow" the Pony Express route between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. Several members of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter will be traveling the route beginning in Sacramento and driving to Capser, Wyoming, to meet up with others from the East who will be driving from St.Joseph. A big celebration will take place in Casper on June 23rd. The West to East journey is scheduled to depart Sacramento on June 16th. The two groups (West to East and East to West) will have GPS transponders on the tour so that folks can see where the tour is at any moment.