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Living History at Fort Atkinson: Harvesting 1820 Style

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on October 2, 2022 at 10:00 am

Join us at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park for a Living History Weekend: Harvesting 1820 Style! Throughout the day, living history reenactors will be presenting as spinners, weavers, trader’s cabin, blacksmith/tinsmith, cooper and more!

Guests are invited to participate in an archeological dig that will be taking place on the west side of the barracks throughout the weekend. View the event info here.

10:00 AM        The Troop (Roll call, inspection, raise colours, and morning gun, flag pole)

10:00 AM        Archeological dig, west side of barracks (ongoing)

10:15 AM        Prepare for Inspection (Sat. only, flagpole)

11:00 AM        “Feeding the Frontier Fort” (Sat. Only, Council House)

12:00 PM         Assembly, Noon Gun (flagpole on Parade Ground)

12:05 PM         Dinner Call (Peas upon a trencher)

12:00 PM         Pressing Apples for Cider (Sat. only, south gate)

12:00 PM         Log Hewing (Sun. only, northeast wall)

12:15 PM         “Feeding the Frontier Fort” (Sun. Only, Council House)

1:15 PM         Cutting grass 1820’s style (near north gate)

1:45 PM         Building a haystack (near garden)

2:15 PM         Winnowing (Camp Recovery platform)

4:00 PM         The Retreat (Roll call, Inspection, evening gun, flagpole)

Flag is lowered; Call in sentries–cease all challenging. End of public hours.

On going: spinners, weavers, trader’s cabin, blacksmith/tinsmith, cooper, and more!

Guns will be fired at 10, noon & 4:00 (at least).

 

Thank you to the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, Washington County Chamber of Commerce (Advertising), and John and Joanne Slader!

Ask about our “Buy a Log” campaign at the Visitor Center to keep the renovation going!

A valid park entry permit is required.

 

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Date:
October 1
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Venue

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
201 S 7th St.
Fort Calhoun, NE 68023
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Phone:
(402) 468-5611
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