Pioneer Bluffs

695 KS Hwy 177, Matfield Green, KS 66862
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Spring, Summer, and Fall hours are Fridays through Mondays, 10 am to 5 pm. Winter hours are Mondays, 10 am to 5 pm. Our doors are also open by for groups to tour or meet at Pioneer Bluffs.

The story of Pioneer Bluffs began in 1859 when Charles Rogler, a young Austrian immigrant, walked from Iowa to build a new life in Kansas. Charles’ son, Henry, and in turn a grandson, Wayne, later took the reins, making the farm/ranch operation one of the most well- respected in the region.

Today, Pioneer Bluffs is a nonprofit organization that carries on the Rogler legacy of respecting the land, preserving history, and engaging community with today’s pioneers.With a classic early 1900s farm house, barns, and distinctive mile-long limestone fence, Pioneer Bluffs is a National Register Historic District.

At Pioneer Bluffs, you’ll step into a classic family farmstead setting and discover an incredible repository of natural beauty and Kansas farming and ranching heritage. Visitors are welcome to stop in, tour, visit the art gallery in the 1908 home of Henry and Maud Sauble Rogler.

Programs are scheduled throughout the year, and include: The Prairie Talk series, offering community discussions on history, farming and ranching, ecology, family heritage, and sustainability. The Fall Festival, held annually on the first Saturday in October is a celebration of community and local food. The day includes family activities, arts and crafts fair, car and tractor show, petting zoo, home-grown food and hog roast, history demonstrations, and live music. We conclude the celebration with a fireworks extravaganza! Now and Then community events, featuring music, theater, and fun from the past and present. A Day on the Farm, giving children a chance to experience a family farm first-hand—wading the creek, skipping rocks, digging in the garden, learning about bees and history. Volunteer workdays, held the first Saturday of every month, bringing together dozens of Pioneer Bluffs volunteers who work to preserve this historic site.

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Facility Info
  • Description Pioneer Bluffs is an historic ranch headquarters with a large, open 1915 barn, a renovated 1916 granary, and 12 acres to roam.
  • Largest Room 2800
  • Total Sq. Ft. 3500
  • Space Notes The temperature-controlled granary includes an history gallery, accessible restroom facilities, a classroom that seats 40, and WIFI. The barn is a classic open facility with seating for 150.
  • Theatre Capacity 150
  • Number of Rooms 2
  • Classroom Capacity 40
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