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Fort Atkinson Living History

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Experience living history weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park! Visitors will be able to glimpse the activities that would have taken place at this 1820’s era outpost. We’ll be hosting a special Living History event for the July 4 weekend.
Saturday, July 2 Schedule
11 a.m. – Donald Hickey, Wayne State University professor and renowned War of 1812 historian, will present a program on “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Fort Atkinson Council House. This presentation is made possible by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, and Fort Atkinson Foundation as part of the HN Speakers Bureau.

12:15 p.m. – Free ice cream will be available to the public with a “Concert in the Park” at the same time, playing 1820’s patriotic music.

1:00 p.m. – Reading of the States; typical of the time, the Reading of the States recognizes every state in the union with gun firing and cannon.

4:30 p.m. – Lowering of the flag

A valid Nebraska Park Entry Permit is required for all vehicles to enter the park and can be purchased at the site. A per person fee is required at the Harold W. Andersen Visitor Center of $2 per adult and $1 per child. For more information, please contact the park at or (402) 468-5611


July 2
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
201 S 7th St.
Fort Calhoun, NE 68023
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(402) 468-5611
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