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Celebrate the Fourth at Fort Kearny’s Stampede Days Event

LINCOLN – Experience a history-rich Fourth of July weekend at Fort Kearny State Historical Park (SHP) during the park’s annual Stampede Days event.

From July 2 to July 4, visitors can explore a traditional soldiers’ camp, see living history exhibits and watch wood carving demonstrations by the Central Nebraska Wood Carvers. A cannon will be fired each day.

Wagon rides will take place on July 2. The following day, Humanities Nebraska speaker and author Charlotte Endorf will portray Annie Oakley in a presentation of the legendary sharpshooter’s life and legacy.

Fort Kearny SHP is located 5 miles southeast of Kearney in Kearney County.

A valid park entry permit is required of all vehicles entering the park. For more information, call 308-865-5305 or email ngpc.fort.kearny@nebraska.gov.

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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