2024 Living History Events

May 4th & 5th
Day/Time Place Event
"The Trial of Captain Charles Pentland"
Planting potatoes
June 1st & 2nd
Day/Time Place Event
"Other Voices Immersion"
Humanities Nebraska Guest Speaker: Nancy Gillis "Women in the Fur Trade"
July 6th & 7th
Day/Time Place Event
"Independence Day Celebration"
Guest Speaker: Kevin Arnold on the "Election of 1824."
Aug 3rd & 4th
Day/Time Place Event
"Preparing for the Arrival of the 1st Infantry."
Humanities Nebraska Guest Speaker: Bill Hayes "George Shannon of Lewis & Clark"
Aug 31st & Sept 1st
Day/Time Place Event
"The Desertion of Musician Knight"
Military Timeline: From Rev. War to present
Humanities Nebraska Guest Speaker: Eric Krelle "Flag Raising at Iwo Jima"
Archeology tour
Oct 5th & 6th
Day/Time Place Event
"Anticipating the Arrival of Brig. General Atkinson"
Butchering of a bison
Candle Light Tour Nov 2nd
Day/Time Place Event
(paid reservation required for the Candle Light Tour)

Take a Video Tour of Fort Atkinson

Footage courtesy of Clay Massa

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May 14, 2024

Living History at Fort Atkinson June 1 & 2

Special Events to celebrate the Bicentennial of Ft. Atkinson

March 12, 2024

Valley blacksmith shares craft: “Without the world of iron, we wouldn’t be where we are”

Dean Slader, 81, uses tools and techniques which range from the 18th to 21st centuries

January 02, 2024

2024 Living History Events Announced!

Check out our 2024 Living History Events schedule!

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