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Living History at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

September 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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One event on September 4, 2022 at 10:00 am

Step back in time on September 3 & 4 for Living History at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park!


10:00 a.m. – The Troop (Roll call, inspection, raise colours, and morning gun)

10:15 a.m. – Prepare for Inspection (Saturday only)

11 a.m. – Archeology Tour (Meet at powder magazine)

Noon – Assembly, Noon Gun

12:05 p.m. – Dinner Call (Peas upon a trencher)

1 p.m. – “Elizabeth Wees’ Story” Holocaust survivor; story presented by her son, Dr. Steven Wees. (Council House; Sunday only)

Noon-3 p.m. – Ponca Shooting Trailer (near bake oven)

4 p.m. – The Retreat (Roll call, Inspection, Evening gun) Flag is lowered; Call in sentries–cease all challenging. End of public hours. Gun will be fired at 10, noon & 4 p.m. (at least).

On-going: – 1820’s Blacksmith, tinsmith, spinners, cooper, Military demonstrations, garden, Council House, Encampments from the Revolutionary War to current time and military vehicles on display from Iron Soldiers of the Great Plains.


A food vendor will be located in the south parking lot.

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

A valid Nebraska Park Sticker is required to be on-site.


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



September 3
10:00 am - 4:00 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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