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Archaeology Tours at Fort Atkinson SHP

Volunteer interpreters make Fort Atkinson SHP come alive every summer with demonstrations of period trades, crafts and military activities.

Volunteer interpreters make Fort Atkinson SHP come alive every summer with demonstrations of period trades, crafts and military activities.

September is Nebraska Archaeology Month and staff of the Nebraska State Historical Society will lead tours of the archaeological sites at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP), to be held concurrently with the Fort’s Living History weekend on September 6 and 7.

At 2 p.m. on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, archaeologist Nolan Johnson will lead tours of the numerous structures and facilities located on the grounds of this National Historical Landmark. On Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Rob Bozell will give a presentation on the archaeology of Stephen Long’s Engineer’s Cantonment, a facility contemporary with Fort Atkinson.

Other activities planned are demonstrations by volunteer interpreters of period trades, crafts and military from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

A Nebraska Park Entry Permit is required; a $5 Daily Permit can be purchased at the site. A per person fee is required to tour the Harold W. Andersen Visitor Center of $2 per adult and $1 per child, ages 3-12.

For further information contact the SHP at 402-468-5611 or ngpc.fort.atkinson@nebraska.gov. For complete weekend schedule, please visit the Nebraska Metro Parks Facebook page.

About Jenny Nguyen, Regional Editor/PIO

NEBRASKAland Regional Editor Jenny Nguyen was born in Nha Trang, Vietnam and moved to the United States with her parents in 1992. She graduated from Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove, California in 2008 and completed her Bachelor’s at UCLA in 2012. Nguyen was Editor-In-Chief for her high school newspaper and continued to write in college, freelancing for various publications, the Tiger Woods Foundation and writing for her blog FoodForHunters.com. After graduating college, she moved to Nebraska in early 2013 to join the Commission as Regional Editor at NEBRASKAland Magazine. Nguyen enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding, hunting, fishing and cooking. She is happiest learning and experiencing new things, and looks forward to exploring her new home in Nebraska.

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