FORT LARNED NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE – Fort Larned will once again come to life with its Labor Day Weekend living history event, Sept. 1-3. You’ll be able to ride an old fashioned carriage, play American Indian children’s games, and learn how to cook on a wood burning stove. Get a glimpse into the life of a frontier soldier with a rifle and artillery firing demonstration, and a look at their chances for surviving a trip to the post hospital. There will also be an ongoing croquet game at the North Officers Quarters.
The carriage rides, living history, special demonstrations and talks will be available on all three days.
Daily schedule of events
10 a.m. – Forge and Anvil: Blacksmith Demonstration
11 a.m. – Cooking on a Wood Burning Stove
1 p.m. – Frontier Army Weapons: Rifle and Artillery Firing Demonstration
2 p.m. – Ailments, Treatments and Chances: A Trip to the Post Hospital
3 p.m. – American Indian Games for the Kids
4:30 p.m. – Flag Retreat: Traditional Army Flag Lowering Ceremony
Fort Larned National Historic Site is located 6 miles west of Larned on K-156. Information on visiting is on the internet at www.nps.gov/fols, or by calling 620-285-6911, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.