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Living History

When:
July 6, 2019 – July 7, 2019 all-day
2019-07-06T00:00:00-05:00
2019-07-08T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
201 S 7th St. | Fort Calhoun
Neb. 68023-0240
Contact:
(402) 468-5611

Celebrate the Fourth of July with Fort Atkinson State Historical Park! This special celebration on July 6-7 includes living history as well as some special features: a Smithsonian exhibit and a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter on static display.

Explore the grounds of the fort as reenactors portray the world of Fort Atkinson. Blacksmiths, laundresses, enlisted men, seamstresses and others will display period skills, perform military drills, fire cannons and answer all your questions about the fort.

From noon to 3:30 p.m. on July 6, visitors can view a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter on static display at the fort. The helicopter is an Army National Guard aircraft and will be flown out of the Army Aviation Support Facility in Lincoln.

A Smithsonian traveling exhibit, “Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces,” will be on display in the visitor center. This 16-panel display reveals the remarkable 250-year history of the brave Native American men and women who served in the United States military.

The full weekend schedule is as follows:

July 6

Ongoing: Bowmaking in the Council House, and Penny Ankenbauer (Mary Pickersgill) giving history of the flag of 1812 in Craft Room

10 a.m.  Flag raising
11:30 Ice cream in the Locust Grove
12-3:30 UH-60 Blackhawk static display
12:30-1:15 Log hewing demo
1:45 National anthem (Shannon Roen)
2 p.m. Reading of the States (Parade Ground)
4:30: Drummer’s call
4:30: Lowering of the flag, retreat to follow

July 7

Ongoing: Bowmaking in the Council House, and Penny Ankenbauer (Mary Pickersgill) giving history of the flag of 1812 in Craft Room

10 a.m. Flag Raising
11:30 Ice cream in the Locust Grove
12:30-1:15 Log hewing demo
2:00 Reading of the States (Parade Ground)
4:30: Drummer’s call
4:30: Lowering of the flag, retreat to follow


A park entry permit is required of each vehicle entering the park.