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Fort Kearny State Historical Park

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1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
308-865-5305 www.outdoornebraska.gov

May 2017

Memorial Day Celebration at Fort Kearny Park

May 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - May 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Living history demonstrations at the Historical Park. Canon firing at 2pm Saturday, Sunday and Monday.Nebraska Humanities speaker on Sunday. Park permit required.

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June 2017

Pony Express Re-Ride

June 7, 2017 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 am
Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Pony Express rider arriving between 6:30a - 7a. Park permit required.

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July 2017

July 4 Celebration at Fort Kearny

July 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
Free

Cannon firing at 2pm, living history demonstrations. State park permit required

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July 4th Celebration at Fort Kearny

July 4, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Cannon firing at 2pm, living history demonstrations. State park permit required

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August 2017

Solar Eclipse at Fort Kearny

August 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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History and nature programs over the weekend. Park permit required.

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Fort Kearny Citizen Science Encounter and Eclipse Viewing

August 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

Pick up booklets at Ft. Kearny Recreation Area Pay Booth or Historical Park Visitor's Center. Return them after the event. State park permit is required.

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May 2018

Living History Celebrations

May 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - May 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

Please join us May 26-28 at Fort Kearny State Historical Park for our living history days! Memorial Day weekend events include a Humanities speaker – Jeff Barnes on Sunday at 1pm.  There will be living history demonstrations and cannon firing at 2pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. A Park Entry Permit is required.

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June 2018

Pony Express Re-Ride

June 29, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

The National Pony Express Association will relay mail by horse and rider on the Pony Express National Historic Trail June 20-30, passing through Fort Kearny on June 29. The re-ride will start at the Pony Express Plaza in Old Sacramento, California and will end in St. Joseph, Missouri. The 1,966-mile trail crosses Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas.  The re-ride is the longest equestrian event in the United States. Biscuits and gravy breakfast will be served.

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July 2018

4th of July at Fort Kearny

July 4, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

Celebrate the 4th of July and witness the cannon firings at Fort Kearny.

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Living History Demonstrations

July 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

Cannon firings at 2pm both days with living history demonstrations.

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Living History Demonstrations

July 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

Cannon firings at 2pm both days with living history demonstrations.

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September 2018

Living History Celebrations

September 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States

We are celebrating the life of Paul and Linda Hendrickson at Fort Kearney Historical Park. Memories start at 1:00pm, cannon firing at 2:00pm and Living History demonstrations from 1:00pm-4:00pm. A Nebraska State Park Permit is required and can be purchased at the Fort Kearny Visitor Center.

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May 2019

Living History Encampment

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until May 27, 2019

Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Enjoy a Memorial Day weekend of history at Fort Kearny State Historical Park. There will be a living history soldiers’ camp and demonstrations starting at 9 a.m. each day and a cannon firing daily at 2 p.m. Park permit required.

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Cannon Firing at Fort Kearny

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until May 27, 2019

Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Cannon firing will happen daily over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27 at 2:00pm. Park passes required.

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Living History Encampment

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until May 27, 2019

Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Enjoy a Memorial Day weekend of history at Fort Kearny State Historical Park. There will be a living history soldiers’ camp and demonstrations starting at 9 a.m. each day and a cannon firing daily at 2 p.m. Park permit required.

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The Gypsy Cowbelle

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Humanities speaker The Gypsy Cowbelle will present a talk with music on "Are We There Yet?" on Sunday at 1:00pm

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Cannon Firing at Fort Kearny

May 26 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until May 27, 2019

Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Cannon firing will happen daily over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27 at 2:00pm. Park passes required.

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Living History Encampment

May 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until May 27, 2019

Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Free

Enjoy a Memorial Day weekend of history at Fort Kearny State Historical Park. There will be a living history soldiers’ camp and demonstrations starting at 9 a.m. each day and a cannon firing daily at 2 p.m. Park permit required.

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Cannon Firing at Fort Kearny

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until May 27, 2019

Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Cannon firing will happen daily over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27 at 2:00pm. Park passes required.

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June 2019

2019 Pony Express Re-Ride

June 13 @ 5:45 am - 6:00 am
Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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2019 Pony Express Re-Ride Nebraska/Colorado/Wyoming The Pony continues to travel through Nebraska to the Colorado border, arriving at 3:30 AM (CDT) / 2:30 AM (MDT) south of Big Springs, NE it will travel through Colorado and back to Nebraska at 6AM (MDT). The Pony is scheduled to arrive in Wyoming at 6:00 PM (MDT). For the detail Ride Schedule go to http://nationalponyexpress.org/annual-re-ride/current-reride Follow the Pony from Missouri to California http://nationalponyexpress.org/annual-re-ride/follow-the-ride/

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Wagon Wheels Through the Prairie

June 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Wagon rides through the park to the pollinator plot, identification of flowering plants from our Naturalist, Kathleen and watch a special presentation on "bee keeping" by Dewey Free event. Park permit required.

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July 2019

4th of July at Fort Kearny

July 4 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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Fort Kearny will celebrate Independence Day with cannon firing at 2:00pm

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August 2019

Living History at Fort Kearny

August 31 @ 9:00 am - September 2 @ 5:00 pm
Fort Kearny State Historical Park, 1020 V Road
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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 – Labor Day weekend – Living History demonstrations at Fort Kearny State Historical Park 9am-5pm.  Cannon firing at 2pm all 3 days.  Park permit required.

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