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Heritage Days celebration set for Oct. 1-2 at Fort Atkinson SHP

LINCOLN – Enjoy a community-wide celebration of Nebraska history, agriculture, music and more during Heritage Days Oct. 1-2 at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP) and Fort Calhoun.

History buffs can get their fill with hands-on learning demonstrations, programs on Native American culture and reenactments of 19th century Nebraska life. Visitors can also ride a tethered hot air balloon for a bird’s-eye view of the park.

Neighboring Fort Calhoun will offer many activities that a county fair might: a parade, food vendors, music, kids’ games, a tractor show and displays of arts and crafts.

Fort Calhoun and Fort Atkinson SHP are located 15 miles north of Omaha along U.S. 75 in Washington County. A park entry permit is required for those visiting Fort Atkinson. For a full schedule, visit wcHeritageDays.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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