June 30, 2021
Aber Days Celebration, Kite Flying, and Sunday History Programs Planned at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
Fort Abercrombie, N.D. – Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site will host multiple events in July, including a Kite Flying Weekend, a Sunday History Program, and Aber Days activities.
The popular Fourth of July Kite Flying weekend will be July 3-4, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. The public is invited to bring their own kites or build one in the Interpretive Center from provided materials. All are welcome to take to the grounds for some high-flying fun.
On July 11, 2 p.m., the Fort Abercrombie Sunday History Program will feature “Lincoln’s Political Challenges” by Alan Fricker.
Aber Days will be celebrated at the historic site on July 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with the following activities: a blacksmithing demonstrated by Michael Quade and family; Civil War sewing demonstrations by educator and author Carrie Elhert Newman; the 5th Minnesota Infantry Co. D. Civil War Encampment; book signing and sales by historical author Candace Simar; and Métis dream catcher demonstrations by Christy Goulet.
Fort Abercrombie is a state historic site managed by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Summer hours are daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults and $3 for youth. Guided tours are available daily. For more information or to arrange a group tour, contact Site Supervisor Lenny Krueger at 701.553.8513. Find additional upcoming educational programs sponsored by the State Historical Society at history.nd.gov/events or call 701.328.2666.
Lenny Krueger, 701.553.8513
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