Pictures with Santa will be taken from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 17 and 18 at Buckland Station near Fort Churchill State Park, 10000 Highway 95A in Silver Springs. Buckland Station, a former stop on the Pony Express, is nine miles south of Silver Springs on Highway 95A.

Local photographer and Fort Churchill artist in residence Richard Massey will take the pictures with Santa, and children waiting in line for photos can make a small Christmas ornament to take home. Cost, $7, includes entrance fee for a tour of Buckland Station, which once was a stop on the Pony Express. For more, contact Kim at 775-577-4880 or

(Above left, fragile artifacts are displayed inside Buckland Station.)