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Living History Scheduled for July 4-5 at Fort Atkinson SHP

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 ngpc.fort.atkinson@nebraska.gov. View the weekend’s schedule at fortatkinsononline.org.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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