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Tour Archaeological Sites at Fort Atkinson SHP

LINCOLN- 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 on Sept. 6-7.

Nolan Johnson will lead a tour each day of the many structures and facilities on the park grounds. On Sept. 6, 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 for this living history weekend are demonstrations by the volunteer interpreters of period trades, crafts and military from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.

A park entry permit is required. The fee for the Harold W. Andersen Visitor Center is $2 per adult and $1 per child age 3 through 12.

For more information, contact the park at 402-468-5611 or ngpc.fort.atkinson@nebraska.gov, or visit the Nebraska Metro Parks page on Facebook.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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