LINCOLN – Life at an 1820s military post will be depicted at Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP) on July 4-5.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., volunteers will demonstrate period trades, such as blacksmithing, carpentry, tinsmithing and coopering, as well as crafts such as quilting, spinning and weaving. A Grand Parade of Review will take place each day at 1:30 p.m., followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Fort Atkinson SHP, the first military post west of the Missouri River, is seven blocks east of U.S. Highway 75 near Fort Calhoun. A park entry permit is required. Admittance to the Harold W. Andersen Visitor Center is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 3-12.
Contact the park for more information at 402-468-5611 or firstname.lastname@example.org. View the weekend’s schedule at fortatkinsononline.org.