5/26/2016

Fort Larned National Historic Site Memorial Day events show what life was like on the post 156 years ago

Fort Larned National Historic Site News Release

 

Contact: (620) 285-6911 
Fort Larned National Historic Site 
1767 KS Hwy 156
Larned, KS67550
www.nps.gov/fols/index.htm




Memorial Day Weekend Events bring history to life at Fort Larned National Historic Site

Looking for something to do on Memorial Day Weekend? Bring the family to Fort Larned National Historic Site, 1767 KS Highway 156, Larned, Kansas, for a glimpse into life on the post in the 1860s and 1870s. The events will take place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 28-30, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

The historic site is open to the public, and the weekend's events are free.

10 a.m. – Forge and Anvil: Watch and listen as the blacksmith transforms iron (In the Blacksmith Shop)
11 a.m. – From Garden to Table: Experience the fragrance and flavors of the post garden (Behind the North Officers’ Quarters)
  1 p.m. – Artillery and Rifle Firing Demonstrations: See how the soldiers used their weapons during the Indian Wars.
              (Behind the Commissary Building)
  2 p.m. – Ladies of the Post: Learn about the “Real Housewives of Fort Larned” (In the North Officers’ Quarters)
  3 p.m. – Soldiers of the Post: Find out if you have what it takes to be a frontier soldier (In the Barracks)
  5 p.m. – Flag Retreat: Experience this traditional Army flag lowering ceremony done the 19th century way.
              (On the Parade Ground)

In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Fort Larned National Historic Site invites you to discover the meaning of national parks, how your park inspires you - both in personal connections and memorable experiences. Fort Larned National Historic Site is located six miles west of Larned on Kansas Highway 156. Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., information on visiting is on the internet at www.nps.gov/fols, or by calling (620) 285-6911.

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