June 29, 2016
Infantry Encampment Planned at Fort Buford State Historic Site
WILLISTON – The public is invited to the Second and Sixth Infantry Encampment at Fort Buford State Historic Site July 16-17 featuring historical demonstrations, a fashion show, and a dance. All events are free and open to the public.
On July 16 at 2 p.m. the Second and Sixth Infantry re-enactors will perform military drill demonstrations, followed by a 2:30 p.m. cannon demonstration and a 3 p.m. telegraph demonstration. A dance is scheduled for the evening at 7 p.m. featuring Sunrise Brass. July 17 will feature a Fashion Show at 1 p.m. showcasing the styles of clothing that were common during the late 1800s, when Fort Buford was operating as a frontier plains military post. The evening will conclude with the monthly Concert at the Confluence at 7 p.m. featuring Chokecherry Jam.
The July Scrapbooking at the Confluence has been cancelled. The next monthly Scrapbooking at the Confluence is scheduled for August 6-7.
The July Quilting at the Confluence has also been cancelled. The quilters will meet August 15-16, when they will be working on block 3 and 4 of the “Women of the Wagon Trains” series.
The Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center is located 22 miles southwest of Williston at Fort Buford State Historic Site. Fort Buford State Historic Site summer hours are daily from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Time. The Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, contact Site Supervisor Steve Reidburn or Assistant Site Supervisor Kerry Finsaas at 701.572.9034. For more information about additional upcoming programs of the State Historical Society of North Dakota, go to history.nd.gov/events.
Steve Reidburn or Kerry Finsaas, 701.572.9034
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