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State historical park events to feature Miss V, the Gypsy Cowbelle

LINCOLN, Neb. – Three upcoming events at Nebraska state historical parks will feature programs by a unique guest: Miss V, the Gypsy Cowbelle. Through song and stories, Miss V will relate a blend of historical events and early homesteading. As a performer, Miss V brings a unique personal perspective: she has lived in a cabin without electricity and running water for 14 years in Wyoming. “She can relate her own experience to that of the early homesteaders,” said Fort Kearny …

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Become a certified youth fishing instructor May 9 at Fort Kearny SHP

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will certify youth fishing instructors at Fort Kearny State Historical Park southeast of Kearney on May 9. This free workshop will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the visitor center. Fishing instructors will receive training and tools to conduct youth fishing clinics. These volunteers will have access to Nebraska Game and Parks’ loaner fishing equipment and educational materials for events, as well as receive program incentives. They also are …

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View sandhill cranes at Fort Kearny SHP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Sandhill crane enthusiasts are invited to visit Fort Kearny State Historical Park to enjoy the spring migration. The visitor center will open daily March 3 – April 9 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Staff will answer questions and direct visitors to viewing areas. One popular viewing location is the hike-bike bridge over the Platte River at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area. The bridge is one-third mile from the parking area. The best viewing times are a half hour …

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View Sandhill Cranes at Fort Kearny SHP and SRA

LINCOLN – Sandhill crane enthusiasts are invited to visit Fort Kearny State Historical Park and State Recreation Area to enjoy the spring migration. The visitor center will open daily March 5 – April 10 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Staff will answer questions and direct visitors to viewing areas. One popular viewing location is the hike-bike bridge over the Platte River at the recreation area. The bridge is one-third mile from the parking area. The best viewing times are a half …

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Living History Scheduled at Fort Kearny SHP

LINCOLN – Enjoy a Labor Day weekend of history Sept. 5-7 at Fort Kearny State Historical Park (SHP). There will be a living history soldiers’ camp and demonstrations starting at 9 a.m. each day and a cannon firing daily at 2 p.m. On Sept. 6, learn about Buffalo Bill’s connections to Fort Kearny when author and historian Jeff Barnes presents Buffalo Bill’s Nebraska: The Land That Made the Legend at 1 p.m. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody was a former …

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Buffalo Bill Presentation Set for Sept. 6 at Fort Kearny SHP

LINCOLN – Learn about Buffalo Bill’s connections to Fort Kearny at a presentation Sept. 6 at Fort Kearny State Historical Park (SHP). The program – Buffalo Bill’s Nebraska: The Land That Made the Legend – will be presented by author and historian Jeff Barnes at 1 p.m. It is sponsored by Humanities Nebraska. Barnes is the author of “The Great Plains Guide to Buffalo Bill.” The book will be available for sale and signing at the presentation. William F. “Buffalo …

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View Sandhill Cranes at Fort Kearny SHP and SRA

LINCOLN – Sandhill crane enthusiasts are invited to visit Fort Kearny State Historical Park and Recreation Area to enjoy the spring migration. The visitor center will open daily March 1-April 7 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Staff will answer questions and direct visitors to viewing areas. One popular viewing location is the hike-bike bridge over the Platte River at the recreation area. The bridge is one-third mile from the parking area. A park entry permit is required. Call the park for …

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Living History Scheduled at Fort Kearny SHP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Enjoy living history demonstrations Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at Fort Kearny State Historical Park near Kearney. The Labor Day weekend includes re-enactors in a soldiers’ camp, as well as demonstrations of many trades and a 2 p.m. daily cannon firing. A park entry permit is required. For more information, contact the park at 308-865-5305.

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Living History at Fort Kearny SHP May 25-27

LINCOLN, Neb. – A living history demonstration of an 1860s soldier camp will be re-enacted at Fort Kearny State Historical Park on May 25-27. The demonstration is from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 25-26 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 27, with a cannon firing at 2 p.m. each day. There will be wood carving and pine needle basket demonstrations. A park entry permit is required. Fort Kearny is located south of Kearney off Link 50A.

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Enjoy Spring Migration at Fort Kearny

LINCOLN, Neb. – Make Fort Kearny State Historical Park a destination for enjoying the spring migration this year. Millions of geese and ducks are now using the Platte River Valley, and the first of the estimated 500,000 sandhill cranes are beginning to arrive. The visitor center is now open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through April 7. Camping is available at Fort Kearny State Recreation Area; the shower building will be open the third week in March. The hike/bike trail …

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