201 S 7th St.
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
August 31 & Sept. 1 Military Time-line
October 5-6 Heritage Days, Bicentennial Weekend
Park entry permit required.