FORT LARNED — The staff and volunteers of Fort Larned National Historic Site are counting down the days to the most fun event of the summer July 4, 5 and 6.
“Whether they’re learning all about the Plains Indians or the life of a soldier at Fort Larned, harvesting vegetables in the post garden or learning about the fine art of flower pounding, children are sure to have a great day at Fort Larned’s Fourth of July celebration,” said George Elmore, Fort Larned chief ranger. “We have plenty of fun activities, not to mention souvenirs to take home, so pack a lunch and join us for the whole day.
Fort Larned will introduce a new Museum Scavenger Hunt that will earn participants a Junior Ranger Badge. The event hours are 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
“The 4th of July weekend will have special emphasis on children’s activities with plenty of souvenirs to take home while focusing on the life of Fort Larned as a military fort,” said Elmore. “Plan to bring a picnic lunch and stay all day.”
Fort Larned National Historic Site is located six miles west of Larned on K-156. Open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., information on visiting is on the internet at www.nps.gov/fols, or by calling 620-285-6911. There is no admission fee.
For information on area tourism partners and community services go to www.larnedks.org or call (620) 285-6916.
FORT LARNED SCHEDULE
10 a.m.—Harvest Time
11 a.m.— A Soldier’s Life at the Fort
11:30 a.m.—Flower Pounding
1 p.m.—Harvest Time
2 p.m.—A Soldier’s Life at the Fort
2:30 p.m.—Flower Pounding
3:30 p.m.—Plains Indian Symbols
4:30 p.m.—Flag Retreat