Fort Atkinson State Historical Park’s final Living History event of the 2014 season will be held October 4 and 5. Visitors will witness this 1820’s Military Post come alive as volunteer interpreters portray the daily activities of soldiers and civilians as they prepare for the upcoming winter.
In addition to normal activities portrayed, such as military demonstrations, blacksmithing, tinsmithing, coopering, carpentry and textile trades, Omaha’s Old Dominion Dance group will present three period-style dances on Saturday, and on Sunday, Matt Jones will give a presentation on the Treaties with the Oto Tribe. The Treaty presentation will take place at 1 p.m. in the Visitor Center theater.
Fort Atkinson SHP is located in Fort Calhoun, 7 blocks east of Highway 75 on Madison Street. A Nebraska Park Entry Permit is required and can be purchased at the site. A per person charge of $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 3-12 is required to tour the Harold W. Andersen Visitor Center. For further information, please contact the Fort at 402-468-5611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.