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Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

August 3 @ 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! The theme this weekend will be “Preparing for the Arrival of the 1st Infantry”.

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.

Humanities Nebraska Guest Speaker, Bill Hayes: “George Shannon of Lewis & Clark”

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


August 3
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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