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Event Series Event Series: Living History at Fort Atkinson

Living History at Fort Atkinson

September 2, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us at Fort Atkinson for a Living History Weekend on September 2 & 3!


10 a.m. – The Troop: roll call, inspection, raise colors and morning gun (Flag pole/parade ground)

10:15 a.m. – Prepare for Inspection

11 a.m. – Archeology at Ft. Atkinson with guest speaker, Nolan Johnson (Visitor Center)

Noon – Assembly, Noon Gun

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

12:30 p.m. – Archeology Tour (Powder Magazine)

1:30 p.m. – Formations for the Arikara Campaign (North Barrack)

2 p.m. – Military demonstrations (Flag pole/parade ground)

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

Ongoing: Blacksmith, tinsmith, spinners, cooper, military, garden, council house

Ongoing military re-enactor groups from the French and Indian War, War of 1812, Civil War, WWI & WWII, Korea and Vietnam to the present. View military displays and interpreters portraying 1820s military and civilian life at Ft. Atkinson. Military vehicles on display include Willy jeeps, a British Scout Car, various Humvees, M1008 CUCV and more!

Ft. Atkinson is located in Ft. Calhoun, NE. A valid Nebraska Park Sticker is required to be on site.


September 2, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 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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