LARNED — Fort Larned National Historic Site will introduce the fourth of five Civil War Trading Cards with an interpretive program at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Fort Larned Visitor Center.
The first cemetery at Fort Larned is featured on the trading card. The program will present the establishment of the two cemeteries at Fort Larned, their years of operation, as well as other topics, such as the number of soldiers and civilians that died at Fort Larned, how some of them died, preparation of the bodies, burial ceremony, and the evolution of the military grave marker.
Fort Larned closed in 1878, but it was nearly a decade before the soldier bodies were reinterred at Fort Leavenworth.
Fort Larned National Historic Site is six miles west of Larned on K-156. Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Admission is free, as is the historic experience that awaits visitors to Fort Larned. Information is available at www.nps.gov/fols, or by calling (620) 285-6911; or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.