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Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

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

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Travel 200 years back in time and experience history on the Great Plains at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park! We will be celebrating the Bicentennial Anniversary of the park.


  • Immersion Planting – Witness or help with planting crops, including the “Three Sisters” (corn, beans, squash)
  • Guest Speaker – Nancy Gillis from Nebraska Humanities will be speaking about women in the fur trade
  • 1820s surgical procedure
  • Other Voices: An Immersive Living History Experience – Visit with ethnic groups at the fort

Living History events occur from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first weekend of each month between May and October. Ongoing demonstrations featuring military and civilian life of the 1820s will occur throughout the park. Reenactors portray fur traders, coopers, blacksmiths, carpenters, tinsmiths, weavers and other period trades. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the reenactors.

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 $4 per adult and $1 per child. For more information, please contact the park at or (402) 468-5611 or visit


June 1
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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