The Oregon-California Trails Association and the Nebraska Chapter of OCTA present “We Do Old In A New Way” from Tuesday, July 25 though Saturday, July 29. The Gering Civic Center at 1050 M Street in Gering is Convention HQ, with additional events occurring at the Legacy of the Plains Museum, Scott Bluff National Monument and the Midwest Theater.
The them of this year’s convention, We Do Old In A New Way, is a nod to the fact that since OCTA’s last Gering convention, three new museum facilities were built at Chimney Rock, Scotts Bluff National Monument, and the Legacy of the Plains Museum. So even if you have visited the area before, new things await you!
The convention will focus on the Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer, and Pony Express National Historic Trails across Nebraska’s panhandle and easter Wyoming (including the corridor’s usage by American Indians for thousands of years prior to usage by emigrants). The convention will explore each of these different eras via tours throughout the region, a premiere list of authoritative speakers and events at other local sites… Learn more about this exciting event at the registration page.
Click here to register online for the 2023 OCTA Convention in Gering, Nebraska