- Associated Press - Friday, July 1, 2016

FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (AP) - Life in the 1820s on a military post will be portrayed this July Fourth weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park.

To celebrate Independence Day, the interpretive volunteers will re-enact daily events at the fort as recorded in a newspaper from that era. Visitors can watch military troops in action, listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence and explore the fort’s period-accurate places, such as the school, council house and garden.

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 can be purchased at the park.

Contact the park for more information at 402-465-5611 or ngpc.fort.atkinson@nebraska.gov.



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