History weekend set May 3-4 at Fort Atkinson

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FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (AP) _ Volunteers will portray life at an 1820s military post during a Living History Weekend at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park.

The event is scheduled for May 3-4.

Volunteers will demonstrate trades such as blacksmithing and coopering as well as crafts such as spinning and weaving. Members of the American Mountain Men group will set up an encampment, portraying fur trappers.

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(at)nebraska.gov.

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