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Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

August 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Travel back in time and experience history on the Great Plains at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park! This weekend’s theme will be “The Desertion of Musician Knight”. Ongoing demonstrations featuring military and civilian life from the Revolutionary War will occur throughout the park. The military timeline will focus on the Revolutionary War to present-day.

Living History events occur from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first weekend of each month between May and October.  Reenactors portray fur traders, coopers, blacksmiths, carpenters, tinsmiths, weavers and other period trades. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the reenactors. There will also be a archeology tour.

Humanities Nebraska Guest Speaker, Eric Krelle: “Flag Raising at Iwa Jima”

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 31
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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