The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will host a family-friendly seed swap and other activities on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to celebrate Earth Day, which is on April 22. “Something to Grow About” will feature a native plant swap, seed buffet and gardening activities.
Guests can bring labeled seeds and plants for the swap. They will learn about and take home native pollinator plants and seeds. Other activities include building a plant press, discovering natural plant dyes, and learning about soil types and planting techniques. There will be a coloring and craft table for kids. The event will also include contests for bug, bird and bat houses.
Visitors can spend the day on the 500-acre grounds that include Pawnee Bill and his wife May’s 14-room mansion, the original ranch blacksmith shop, a 1903 log cabin, a large barn built in 1926, covered picnic tables and a fishing pond for kids. Guests can also drive through the pasture that’s home to dozens of bison and longhorns. The ranch is also home to two draft horses, Dexter and Dallas, who arrived in Oklahoma in January.
“Something to Grow About” is free to attend, but guests must pay admission to tour the mansion.
The event is sponsored by the Gardens on Blue Hawk Peak, Pawnee Seed Preservation Society, Pawnee Nation Agriculture and the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum.
For more information, please call the ranch at 918-762-2513. The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum is located at 1141 Pawnee Bill Rd. in Pawnee. Visit for hours of operation and admission prices.