Saddle up and mosey on down to the Pony Express Barn Museum Tuesday morning in Marysville for breakfast under the open sky during the annual Pony Express re-ride historic reenactment.
Breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 a.m., and the re-ride exchange will take place at about 9 a.m. as the rider arrives from the east to hand off the mochila to the next rider, who will head toward Hollenberg Station in Hanover.
To highlight this year’s re-ride, the chuckwagon breakfast will be served as a fundraiser for the museum. Served in traditional tin pans, each meal will include eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, coffee or water. Meals are $10 each, and can be pre-ordered by calling the museum at 785-562-3825. Delivery is available.
Picnic tables will be set up for guests to take in the re-ride exchange. A kid-friendly option of “pony poop” chocolate donut holes will be offered, in addition to the traditional full breakfast.
Marysville’s Pony Express Barn Museum is recognized by the National Park Service as one of the 10 registered stops for the historic Pony Express trail. Each June, members of the National Pony Express Association recreate the Pony Express in a commemorative re-ride over a 10-day period. Letters are carried in a mochila, a leather mail bag, over the original trail. The 1,966-mile, eight-state event is conducted 24 hours a day until the mail is delivered to its destination.