Visitors will view a collection of original and reproduced firearms that were used by the American military, beginning with the muzzleloading firearms of the Civil War to the more modern weapons utilized in Desert Storm. GAF members dressed in period uniforms along with Col. Jerry Davenport, Department of the Missouri Commander and Lt. Col. Dale Beethe, will be on hand each day to speak with fort visitors about the display’s history and to answer questions. In addition, the pair will present an in-depth look on the evolution of military firearms at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. Saturday and 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Historical author and speaker Jeff Barnes will also be available on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. to talk about his book The Great Plains Guide to Buffalo Bill in the enlisted men’s barracks. This program is sponsored in part by the Nebraska Humanities Council and Friends of Fort Hartsuff.
Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park is located 3 miles northwest of Elyria, NE on Fort Avenue. All vehicles must display a valid park permit.
For more information, please contact Jerry Davenport at (308)214-0082 or contact the park at (308) 346-4715.