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Changes in Labor DAy Weekend Activity schedule
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Some of Fort Larned National Historic Site’s Labor Day Weekend activities have been rescheduled. "A Sneak Preview of Restoration in the North Officers’ Quarters" has been added for Sunday, Sept. 5, at 2 p.m. in lieu of the previously-scheduled Santa Fe Trail presentation by Dr. David Clapsaddle. Clapsaddle’s program, "A Quest for Clara," has moved to Monday, Sept. 6, at 3 p.m. in lieu of the ranger program originally scheduled for the same time.

The "other events" will continue as planned and as announced in an earlier edition of The Tribune. The program "A Quest for Clara" is about the capture of Clara Blinn and her two-year-old son Willie in 1868. They were at the Cheyenne Indian village on the Washita on Nov. 27, 1868, and tragically both were killed during the melee when troops of the 7th Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Custer attacked the village. The full weekend activity schedule is available online at; printed schedules are available at the visitor center, and, as noted, the schedule also ran in the Tribune.

Experience the excitement of a working frontier fort as Fort Larned National Historic Site hosts Labor Day Weekend activities this Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Living history demonstrations and activities will be held all three days of the event from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Fort Larned National Historic Site is six miles west of Larned on Kansas Highway 156. It’s open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and information on visiting is on the Internet at, or by calling 620-285-6911, or email to For information on area tourism partners, lodging, dining and community services go to or call (620) 285-6916.