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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 at 1 p.m. by Jerry Penry at the Harold W. Andersen Visitor Center will highlight the 60 fatal air crashes that occurred in Nebraska during WWII. Following the noon gun on Sunday, Oct.6, visitors can participate in a cider pressing demonstration. An overview of the 1825 Treaty Expedition will be given on the Parade Ground at 2 p.m. both days.

A valid Nebraska Park Entry Permit is required. The Visitor Center entrance fee is $2 for adults and $1 for children age 3 through 12. For more information, contact Fort Atkinson SHP at ngpc.fort.atkinson@nebraska.gov or 402-468-5611.

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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