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Hand-Off Ceremony for the Smokey Bear Historic Art Exhibit

Who: For all area media professionals and other interested parties

What: The National Grasslands Visitor Center (NGVC) has the honor of displaying the Smokey Bear Historic Art Exhibit, featuring many of Rudolph Wendelin’s Smokey Bear Posters. This exhibit has traveled nationally, showcasing Smokey Bear art dating back to 1944 when the wildfire prevention icon was “born.” At this media day event, NGVC will “hand-off” the display to the Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center (HMERC) to display at their facility for two more weeks.

Time: August 1 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where: Supervisor’s Office at 125 N. Main St in Chadron, NE

Why: To promote Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday exhibit, which will be on display at HMERC from August 5 through August 18, 2019 (which includes Smokey’s actual birthday! August 9th).


  • Date: Aug 1, 2019 11am – 2pm



  • Address: Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands Supervisor’s Office 125 N. Main St Chadron, NE 69337 United States