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Enjoy Halloween fun in Nebraska state parks in October

LINCOLN, Neb. — State park areas are wonderful places to celebrate Halloween in Nebraska. Many of them have family-friendly activities on weekends in October. This year is no exception. Aside from Halloween-themed events at parks, enthusiasts of history and crafts will find activities to enjoy in October. See what opportunities for adventure you can find. Learn more at YourNebraskaParks100.org. A park entry permit is required of each vehicle entering a state park area. Living History Scheduled Oct. 2-3 at Fort …

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Nebraska state parks centennial celebrations continue in September

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska is well into its 2021 state parks centennial year, but the celebrations continue across the state in September. Take advantage of the cooling temperatures and get outdoors for a fall road trip. See what opportunities for adventure you can find. Learn more at YourNebraskaParks100.org. A park entry permit is required of each vehicle entering a state park area. Indian Cave SP to host centennial celebration event Sept. 4 LINCOLN, Neb. – Celebrate Nebraska’s state parks centennial …

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October outdoor calendar highlights

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The following are highlights of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in October. Get a more complete listing at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Oct. 1 – The Science of Wildlife Diseases, online webinar Oct. 1-31 – Paddlefish snagging season in specific area of Missouri River Oct. 3 – Dark goose hunting season opens in North Central unit Oct. 3 – Light goose hunting regular season opens statewide Oct. 3 – White-fronted goose hunting season opens statewide Oct. …

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Aug. 17 Rock Creek Station living history event to showcase everyday life in 1864

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LINCOLN, Neb. – At a special living history event on Aug. 17 at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park, living historians from across the country will reenact the daily life of the site in 1864. During “A Walk Back in Time,” living historians will inhabit the park’s reconstructed road ranch, demonstrating haying, carpentry, blacksmithing, stock tending, and running a mid-19th century Overland Trail road ranch in Nebraska Territory. Several living historians will be traveling in from out of state, from …

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October outdoor calendar

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in October. Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes. Oct. 1 – Prairie Blacksmith Convention, Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), Fort Calhoun Oct. 1 – Triumphant Return of White Pirogue II, Niobrara State Park (SP), Niobrara Oct. 1-31 – Paddlefish snagging season in specific area of Missouri River Oct. …

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September outdoor calendar

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The following is a listing of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission events and important dates in September. Get more event details at Calendar.OutdoorNebraska.gov. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org for a list of hunter education classes and boating safety classes. Sept. 1 – Hunting seasons open for cottontail, jackrabbit, dove, snipe, grouse, rail, raccoon and opossum Sept. 1 – Archery, Season Choice, River Antlerless Private Land Only, Statewide Whitetail Buck, Gifford Point Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Youth, and Landowner deer hunting …

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Fort Atkinson event to include Air Force flyover, Native American demonstrations

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Visitors to Fort Atkinson State Historical Park in Fort Calhoun have long enjoyed the park’s rich tradition of living history. During an Aug. 4-5 event, visitors also will get to see something new for the park: an Air Force flyover and Native American dancers. A TC-135 aircraft from the 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue will make the flyover Aug. 4 at 12:15 p.m. In addition, Steve Tamayo, a Sicangu Lakota artist and consultant …

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Learn about War of 1812 at Fort Atkinson SHP event June 2-3

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The War of 1812 and its connection to Fort Atkinson State Historical Park will be the theme of a living history event June 2-3. Two displays will be available at the Harold W. Andersen Visitor Center. “The War of 1812” display from the Archives of Ontario in Toronto is on loan to Fort Atkinson until October. Also on display will be “War on the Sea: The Naval War of 1812,” from the Naval Museum in Washington D.C. …

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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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Fort Hartsuff SHP to Host Spirit of the Plains Living History

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LINCOLN – Enjoy a weekend of fun, history and patriotism with the Spirit of the Plains living history weekend Aug. 27-28 at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park. The park will come alive with reenactors portraying soldiers, blacksmiths, surgeons, carpenters, and more. See them perform their period duties and drills from the 1870s. The public is invited to bring old, worn American flags for a flag retirement ceremony Aug. 27. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 3-12. …

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