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Public invited to Fort Atkinson design charrette open house May 18

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host an open house in Fort Calhoun on May 18 to take public input on the design charrette for Fort Atkinson State Historical Park. The open house will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the Fort Calhoun Fire Hall, 602 N. 14th St. The design charrette, a planning session where citizens and stakeholders collaborate on the vision of a development project, will take place May 17 and 18. It will …

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Learn game cooking at Fort Atkinson SHP classes

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Whether you’re new to hunting or an experienced die-hard, you can learn something new at three upcoming venison and game bird cooking classes taught by Cure Cooking at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP). The Jan. 21 Deer Sausage Making class will focus on the craft of natural sausage making for deer and other game using traditional methods – no pre-made mixes involved. During the Fresh Venison Cookery class on Jan. 28, students will explore several venison …

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Fort Atkinson SHP to host deer sausage-making class

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LINCOLN – Learn how to make deer sausage during a hands-on class Dec. 4 at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park. Participants will make deer brats, deer summer sausage and deer breakfast sausage. Snacks and recipes will be provided. Cure Cooking of Fort Calhoun will lead the class, which costs $35. Space is limited. The fort also will host a fresh venison cooking class on Dec. 11. To register for these classes, visit CureCooking.com/DeerClasses. Fort Atkinson is located seven blocks east …

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Fort Atkinson SHP to host deer processing class

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LINCOLN – Learn all aspects of deer processing during a hands-on, three-part class at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park. The class will cover field care and curing on Oct. 23, sausage making on Dec. 4 and fresh venison cooking on Dec. 11. Cure Cooking of Fort Calhoun will lead the class, which costs $35 per class or $90 for all three. Space is limited. To register, visit CureCooking.com/DeerClasses. Fort Atkinson is located seven blocks east of U.S. Highway 75 near …

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

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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, …

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Fort Atkinson to Celebrate Archaeology Month during Living History Sept. 3-4

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LINCOLN – Visitors can tour Fort Atkinson State Historical Park guided by an archaeologist during Living History Weekend Sept. 3-4. Nebraska State Historical Society Archaeologist Nolan Johnson will lead the tours in celebration of Archaeology Month. Tours start at 12:30 p.m. each day at the Powder Magazine. In addition, visitors can view a reenacted World War II encampment and see demonstrations of various trades and crafts from the 1820s, giving them a feel for frontier life in Nebraska. Fort Atkinson, …

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Enjoy Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson SHP Aug. 6-7

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LINCOLN – Volunteers will portray life at an 1820s military post Aug. 6-7 during Fort Atkinson State Historical Park’s Living History Weekend. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, reenactors will gather to portray the fort’s military history and to demonstrate various period trades and crafts, such as blacksmithing and weaving. Living history interpreters will read the Monroe Doctrine aloud each day. Visitors may also visit a Lewis and Clark encampment near the visitor center. Fort Atkinson, the first …

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Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson SHP June 4-5

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LINCOLN – Reenactors will commemorate Memorial Day during Fort Atkinson State Historical Park’s Living History Weekend on June 4-5. Starting at 10 a.m. both days, reenactors will present military demonstrations and a funeral march for fallen troops in honor of Memorial Day. Throughout the weekend, reenactors also will demonstrate period trades such as blacksmithing, carpentry, tinsmithing and coopering, as well as crafts such as spinning and weaving. Fort Atkinson, the first military post west of the Missouri River, is seven …

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Fort Atkinson Tactical Plan Public Informational Meeting Set for May 11

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LINCOLN – The Fort Atkinson State Historical Park Tactical Plan will be the topic of a public informational meeting hosted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission on May 11 in Fort Calhoun. The goal of the plan is to implement the vision statement outlined in the plan: “To be a viable tourist destination that offers quality historical interpretation of the westward expansion of the United States and Fort Atkinson’s role in this history, which increases visitation to the Fort …

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Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson SHP April 30 and May 1

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LINCOLN – Life at an 1820s military post will be depicted at Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park on April 30 and May 1. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors are encouraged to interact with volunteers demonstrating period trades such as blacksmithing, carpentry, tinsmithing and coopering, as well as crafts such as quilting, spinning and weaving. Soap-making and military demonstrations will be held throughout the weekend. Living history demonstrations take place periodically throughout the summer and …

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