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Enjoy history reenactment May 4-5 at Fort Hartsuff SHP

LINCOLN, Neb. – The world of a Plains soldier will come to life May 4-5 at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park during the annual spring muster.

At this event, themed Garrisons of the Frontier: Soldiering on the Northern Plains 1865-1870, reenactors will portray a soldier’s daily activities, including marching and standing guard, parade and inspection, cannon firings, barracks life and soldier antics. Daily civilian life will be portrayed as well, with laundresses, cooks and seamstresses hard at work around the fort. A shootout will take place on Sunday afternoon.

The weekend will be filled with activities for the whole family to enjoy. Candle-making, peanuts and drinks will be available for free while supplies last. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 3 to 12.

The park is located 6 miles southeast of Burwell in Valley County. A vehicle park entry permit is required. Contact the park for more information at 308-346-4715.

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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