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Living History @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Jun 1 all-day

Fort Atkinson SHP in Ft. Calhoun, NE. will be hosting a series of Living History weekends from May through October. The park will be celebrating a bicentennial year with it being two hundred years that the Troops arrived at the famous Council Bluff. This year’s theme is “When the Troops Meet the Native Americans.” We have many new displays in the Visitor Center relating to Native American artifacts from the Nebraska Historical Society, Ash Hollow SP, Washington County Historical Association, historian Steve Tamayo and artist Paul Highhorse. A special Smithsonian Display, “Patriots Nation,” featuring the Native American’s involvement in all military conflicts, will be on display in the Visitor Center July, August and September weekends. The August weekend will include the “Wardance & Gourd Dance of the Umonhon Nation,” a dance involving veterans of war from many Nations, and Eagle T Knife Chief, a Pawnee descendant of a treaty signed at Ft. Atkinson. Carrying the theme through in October will include buffalo butchering by Natives and soldiers, working side by side.

Living History dates include:

May 4th & 5th         Orders May 4 5 2019

June 1 & 2

July 6th & 7th “Old Fashioned 4th of July”

August 3 & 4 Bicentennial Weekend – Wardance & Gourd Dance of the Umohon Nation

August 31 & Sept. 1 Military Time-line

October 5-6 Heritage Days, Bicentennial Weekend

Park entry permit required.

National Trails Day @ Indian Cave State Park
Jun 1 all-day

Join us at Indian Cave State Park on June 2nd for National Trails Day.

Volunteers are needed for trail restoration, contact Indian Cave State Park at 402-883-2575.

A Park Entry Permit is required.

Rock Creek Trail Days @ Rock Creek Station State Historical Park
Jun 1 all-day

HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION on the East and West Ranches

Apple Butter, Frontier Games, Pony Express Runs, Blacksmithing , Frontier Cabin Life, Ranch Interpretation, Butter & Biscuits , Hawk Throwing, Rope Making, Dutch Oven Cooking, Lace Making & Tatting (Sat. Only), Rug Making, Flint Knapping, Zither Music, Fire Building-Flint & Steel, Jelly Making

Black Powder Gun Demonstrations @ 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM

Re-enactment of the Hickok-McCanles Fracas @ (11:00 AM & 1:00 PM) on Saturday and (11:00 AM & 2:30 PM) on. Sunday

Pony Express Run@ 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM

Mule Pulled Wagon Rides Available

BUFFALO STEW COOKOUT (catered by Side Trek Bar, Harbine, NE) Saturday, June 1st, 2019, @ 7:00 PM

Cookout Tickets—Adults-$9.00   Children-$6.00 (ages 13 & Under)

Entertainment—“ARE WE THERE YET?” BY THE GYPSY COWBELLE (a.k.a. “V”) a true folk artist and her Cowbilly Music—taking you back to days-gone-by! (Sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council)

Tickets are available until noon on May 31st, 2019, at: Fairbury Chamber of Commerce   402 729-3000

Tickets are also available at the Rock Creek Station Visitor Center until Saturday, June 1st. Visitor Center Open Daily 9 AM to 5 PM.

Download event flyer: Rock Creek Trail Days 2019 (2) (002)

NE Park Entry Permit Required

Scheels 3-D Archery Tournament @ Ponca State Park
Jun 1 all-day

The public is invited to compete in a 3-D shoot hosted by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and sponsored by Scheels. Each round of shooting includes 60 targets. There will be prizes and giveaways.

More information to come!

Park entry permit required.

Desoto Bend Bow Fishing Mentor Program @ DeSoto and Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuges
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Looking to Discover the World of Bowfishing? We have the program to get your feet in the water. We will explore the gear needed, where and how to go, how to prepare your catch and how to do it! Best of all, this program is FREE! The date of this series are May 28 and 30 and June 1. Please pre-register.

Introduction to Archery @ Danish Alps State Recreation Area
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn to fire an arrow or knock off some rust! Introductory Archery will be offered at Kramper Lake Spillway at the northwest corner of the lake. Look for the Nebraska Game & Parks Shooting Sports Trailer. Participants must be age 6 or older. All equipment is provided. $1 per six arrows.

Park entry permit required.

Try Archery @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Interested in archery? Not sure where to begin?

This introduction to archery is your place to start!

Try archery will cover basic range rules and procedures, along with basic form. The whole point of this class is to see if archery is something you could be really interested in. This class will have you flinging arrows in no time! Archery is a lifelong sport that the entire family can enjoy!

Heritage Day, Fishing Activity – Kearney @ Yanney Lake
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sponsored by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, events will be held at venues across the state. Look for the Family Fishing Trailer, or a gathering of NGPC Staff and volunteers, where loaner rods and reels, bait and fishing instruction are available free to participants. This is the perfect opportunity for people of all ages who have never been fishing or have not fished for years to learn. All participants ages 16 and older need a fishing license (OutdoorNebraska.org for permits). Note: This is a fishing activity during the Kearney Heritage Day event at Yanney Park Lake.

Jun
2
Sun
Living History @ Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
Jun 2 all-day

Fort Atkinson SHP in Ft. Calhoun, NE. will be hosting a series of Living History weekends from May through October. The park will be celebrating a bicentennial year with it being two hundred years that the Troops arrived at the famous Council Bluff. This year’s theme is “When the Troops Meet the Native Americans.” We have many new displays in the Visitor Center relating to Native American artifacts from the Nebraska Historical Society, Ash Hollow SP, Washington County Historical Association, historian Steve Tamayo and artist Paul Highhorse. A special Smithsonian Display, “Patriots Nation,” featuring the Native American’s involvement in all military conflicts, will be on display in the Visitor Center July, August and September weekends. The August weekend will include the “Wardance & Gourd Dance of the Umonhon Nation,” a dance involving veterans of war from many Nations, and Eagle T Knife Chief, a Pawnee descendant of a treaty signed at Ft. Atkinson. Carrying the theme through in October will include buffalo butchering by Natives and soldiers, working side by side.

Living History dates include:

May 4th & 5th         Orders May 4 5 2019

June 1 & 2

July 6th & 7th “Old Fashioned 4th of July”

August 3 & 4 Bicentennial Weekend – Wardance & Gourd Dance of the Umohon Nation

August 31 & Sept. 1 Military Time-line

October 5-6 Heritage Days, Bicentennial Weekend

Park entry permit required.

Rock Creek Trail Days @ Rock Creek Station State Historical Park
Jun 2 all-day

HISTORICAL INTERPRETATION on the East and West Ranches

Apple Butter, Frontier Games, Pony Express Runs, Blacksmithing , Frontier Cabin Life, Ranch Interpretation, Butter & Biscuits , Hawk Throwing, Rope Making, Dutch Oven Cooking, Lace Making & Tatting (Sat. Only), Rug Making, Flint Knapping, Zither Music, Fire Building-Flint & Steel, Jelly Making

Black Powder Gun Demonstrations @ 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM

Re-enactment of the Hickok-McCanles Fracas @ (11:00 AM & 1:00 PM) on Saturday and (11:00 AM & 2:30 PM) on. Sunday

Pony Express Run@ 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM

Mule Pulled Wagon Rides Available

BUFFALO STEW COOKOUT (catered by Side Trek Bar, Harbine, NE) Saturday, June 1st, 2019, @ 7:00 PM

Cookout Tickets—Adults-$9.00   Children-$6.00 (ages 13 & Under)

Entertainment—“ARE WE THERE YET?” BY THE GYPSY COWBELLE (a.k.a. “V”) a true folk artist and her Cowbilly Music—taking you back to days-gone-by! (Sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council)

Tickets are available until noon on May 31st, 2019, at: Fairbury Chamber of Commerce   402 729-3000

Tickets are also available at the Rock Creek Station Visitor Center until Saturday, June 1st. Visitor Center Open Daily 9 AM to 5 PM.

Download event flyer: Rock Creek Trail Days 2019 (2) (002)

NE Park Entry Permit Required

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