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Preview of Fort Atkinson Living History on WOWT 6 News

Join me this week on my WOWT 6 News outdoors/park segment (The Weekly Outdoor Report) when we preview the exciting living history weekend (May 3rd and 4th) at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park located on the east edge of Fort Calhoun. Fort Atkinson has fascinating history and is one of my favorite state historical parks in Nebraska! Most likely the reason Fort Atkinson is so special to me is that Park Superintendent John Slader lets me borrow and use the …

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Living History Scheduled for May 3-4 at Fort Atkinson SHP

LINCOLN – Life at an 1820s military post will be depicted at Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park on May 3-4. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., volunteers will demonstrate period trades, such as blacksmithing, carpentry, tinsmithing and coopering, as well as crafts such as quilting, spinning and weaving. Members of the American Mountain Men group will have an encampment on the grounds, portraying the fur trappers who helped settle the region. Fort Atkinson, the first military …

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Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

LINCOLN, Neb. – Step back in time at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park for the final Living History event of the season on Oct. 5-6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The public is invited to view life as it was during the occupation of the 1820’s military post as volunteer interpreters portray the varied aspects of early American life on the frontier including demonstrations of blacksmithing, coopering, carpentry, cooking and tinsmithing. On Saturday, Oct. 5, a presentation …

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Arbor Lodge’s Living History Sundays Highlighted on WOWT 6 News

In conjunction with the apple harvest in the Nebraska City area, I’ll be encouraging you and your family to take in living history on Sunday afternoons at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park in Nebraska City on this week’s WOWT 6 News outdoor segment. Thanks to the efforts of Nebraska City community leaders, funding has been made available for fall living history Sundays to continue at the park! Cider pressing  (below) is one of those living history activities that you can see …

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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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Fort Atkinson Living History Weekend

As a private and an infantryman from the 1820’s in the U.S. Army, I had the privilege of marching with men from Fort Atkinson’s Rifle Company and even pulling guard duty at the building of the Indian Agent this evening. It’s living history weekend at the fort! Click here for the details of the event: http://magazine.outdoornebraska.gov/2013/04/living-history-scheduled-4-5-fort-atkinson-shp/ Hope to see you there!

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Preview of Ft. Atkinson Living History on WOWT Outdoors

Join me this week on my WOWT-TV/Channel 6 outdoors segment when we preview the exciting living history weekend (May 4th & 5th) at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park located on the east edge of Fort Calhoun. Fort Atkinson has fascinating history and is one of my favorite state historical parks in Nebraska! Most likely the reason Fort Atkinson is so special to me is that Park Superintendent John Slader lets me borrow and use the U.S. Army’s 1820’s uniform for …

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Living History Scheduled for May 4-5 at Fort Atkinson SHP

LINCOLN, Neb. – Life at an 1820s military post will be depicted at Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park on May 4-5. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., volunteers will demonstrate period trades, such as blacksmithing, carpentry, tinsmithing and coopering, and crafts such as quilting, spinning and weaving. Members of the American Mountain Men group will have an encampment on the grounds, portraying the fur trappers who helped settle the region. There will be a presentation at …

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