- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (AP) - The Declaration of Independence will be read during a Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park in eastern Nebraska.

Volunteers will portray life at the 1820s military post during the Saturday and Sunday event and demonstrate trades such as blacksmithing and coopering as well as crafts such as spinning and weaving.

Fort Atkinson sits on the east side of Fort Calhoun, which is situated 15 miles north of Omaha. A park entry permit is required for all vehicles and may be purchased at the park.

Contact the park for more information at 402-468-5611 or ngpc.fort.atkinson@nebraska.gov.

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