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Enjoy Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson SHP Aug. 6-7

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LINCOLN – Volunteers will portray life at an 1820s military post Aug. 6-7 during Fort Atkinson State Historical Park’s Living History Weekend. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, reenactors will gather to portray the fort’s military history and to demonstrate various period trades and crafts, such as blacksmithing and weaving. Living history interpreters will read the Monroe Doctrine aloud each day. Visitors may also visit a Lewis and Clark encampment near the visitor center. Fort Atkinson, the first …

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Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson SHP June 4-5

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LINCOLN – Reenactors will commemorate Memorial Day during Fort Atkinson State Historical Park’s Living History Weekend on June 4-5. Starting at 10 a.m. both days, reenactors will present military demonstrations and a funeral march for fallen troops in honor of Memorial Day. Throughout the weekend, reenactors also will demonstrate period trades such as blacksmithing, carpentry, tinsmithing and coopering, as well as crafts such as spinning and weaving. Fort Atkinson, the first military post west of the Missouri River, is seven …

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Living History Scheduled Oct. 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 (SHP) on Oct. 3-4. Rooms in the fort will be open for viewing from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and interpreters in period clothing will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate various skills and crafts of that time period. Demonstrations will include the trades of blacksmithing, carpentry, tinsmithing and coopering, as well as crafts such as quilting, spinning and …

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Living History Scheduled Sept. 5-6 at Fort Atkinson SHP

LINCOLN – Life at an 1820s military post will be depicted at Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP) on Sept. 5-6. Rooms in the fort will be open for viewing from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and interpreters in period clothing will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate various skills and crafts of that time period. Demonstrations will include the trades of blacksmithing, carpentry, tinsmithing and coopering, as well as crafts such as quilting, spinning and …

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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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Living History Scheduled Aug. 1-2 at Fort Atkinson SHP

LINCOLN – Life at an 1820s military post will be depicted at Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP) on Aug. 1-2. Rooms in the fort will be open for viewing from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and interpreters in period clothing will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate various skills and crafts of that time period. Demonstrations will include the trades of blacksmithing, carpentry, tinsmithing and coopering, as well as crafts such as quilting, spinning and …

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

LINCOLN – Life at an 1820s military post will be depicted at Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP) on July 4-5. 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. A Grand Parade of Review will take place each day at 1:30 p.m., followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Fort Atkinson SHP, the first …

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Preview of Fort Atkinson Living History on WOWT 6 Outdoors

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park and its fall living history weekend will be featured on my WOWT 6 News Weekly Outdoor Report. I’m totally pumped up for it and, of course, to promote it! Check out the third soldier from the left. Jenny Nguyen’s NEBRASKAland Magazine camera captured me pulling guard duty at the fort. Well, sort of. See video of and get more information about this unique state historical park event by tuning in to my outdoor segment on Omaha’s WOWT …

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Enjoy Living History at State Park Areas

LINCOLN – Take a step back in time and enjoy Nebraska history over the holiday weekend. Living history demonstrations by re-enactors are scheduled Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at Fort Kearny State Historical Park and Indian Cave State Park. Fort Kearny will feature a daily cannon firing at 2 p.m., as well as re-enactors in a soldiers’ camp, as well as demonstrations of many trades. On Aug. 31, guest speaker Charlotte Endorf will portray Annie Oakley at 1:15 p.m. and following the …

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Living History Weekend Slated for Aug. 2-3 at Fort Atkinson SHP

LINCOLN — Step back in time Aug. 2-3 at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park’s (SHP) living history weekend. The 1820s-era military post will come alive with demonstrations of skills from a bygone era. Visitors will be able to witness various trades including blacksmithing, tinsmithing, carpentry and coopering, as well as period crafts of spinning, weaving and quilting from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is free. A valid Nebraska park entry permit is required for each vehicle entering …

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