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Fort Atkinson, NE, Arikara Registration

Sign up for all reenactors attending the Labor Day weekend event at Fort Atkinson State Park, in the town of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska.

June 18, 2024

July 6 & 7 2024 - Living History Event Scedule

Gun will be fired at 10, noon & 4:00 (at least).

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

October 08, 2023

Candlelight Tour 2023 Details

Saturday Evening, November 4, 2023

September 18, 2023

September 30 & October 1, 2023 Living History Events

Guest Speaker Lisa Grabenbauer of Prairie Star Botanicals Speaking at Ft. Atkinson Visitor Center - Saturday, Sept. 30 10:30 on "Prairie Flowers and Medicinal Plants"

On going: spinners, weavers, trader’s cabin, blacksmith/tinsmith, cooper, and more!

August 07, 2023

September 2 & 3, 2023 Living History Event Schedule

Gun will be fired at 10, noon & 4:00 (at least).

On-going: Blacksmith, tinsmith, spinners, cooper, military, garden, council house

On-going 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 1820's 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.

July 14, 2023

August 5 & 6, 2023 Living History Event Schedule

On-going: Trapper cabin, Council House, laundresses, blacksmith, tinsmith, spinning/weaving, bake oven, etc.   Gun will be fired at 10, noon & 4:00 (at least).

June 25, 2023

July 1 & 2, 2023 Living History Events

Gun will be fired at 10, noon & 4:00 (at least).

Ongoing demonstrations: spinners/weavers, blacksmith, tinsmith, cooper, sutler clerks, black powder demonstrations inside of the fort! Visit the cabin, Council House and garden!

May 13, 2023

June 3-4, 2023 Living History Events

On-going military and civilian demonstrations through the weekend

November 12, 2022

2023 Living History Events Announced!

Check out our 2023 Living History Events schedule!


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