June 27, 2016
Children’s and Adult Events at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
FORT ABERCROMBIE – The public is invited to the participate in the many July events planned at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site near Fargo and Wahpeton. The Sunday History Program continues with programs on July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 featuring a variety of speakers and historic topics.
The Junior Soldier’s Program continues on July 11 with games, stories, and activities for children of all ages. This free program is held on Mondays through August 15, from 10 to 11 a.m. Fort Abercrombie staff member Barbara Myhre leads the program.
July 16-17 will feature gear and weapons from Thomas Jefferson era to Teddy Roosevelt era in the Frontier Americana Display by Peter Erickson, collector/appraiser, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily. The weekend is also the historic site’s Kite Flying Weekend from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kite enthusiasts, both beginner and experienced, are invited to fill the sky over the fort with kites of all sizes.
On July 29 the 5th Minnesota Infantry Co. D. Encampment will begin at 8 p.m. Also on tap for the weekend is the Fort Abercrombie Authors and Crafter Expo, July 30-31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This popular event includes 1862 Blacksmithing & Tinsmithing by Michael Quade & Karl Schmidt, the 5th Minnesota Infantry Co. D. will perform Changing of the Guard drills and musket firing demonstrations, the 3rd Minnesota Light Artillery Unit will be firing a Mountain Howitzer Cannon July 30 at 2 p.m., and the Abercrombie Fire and Rescue Rodeo is July 30 at 5 p.m.
Fort Abercrombie is a state historical site managed by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Summer hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, contact Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site Supervisor Lenny Krueger at 701.553.8513 or visit history.nd.gov. For information on upcoming programs visit history.nd.gov/events.
Lenny Krueger, 701.553.8513
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