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Fort Larned to showcase art, history class Saturday
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Fort Larned Park Ranger Carson Norton is a practicing artist who will teach a free class at 2 p.m. Saturday.

FORT LARNED — Fort Larned National Historic Site invites students interested in art and history to a 90-minute art program entitled Artist Correspondents at 2 p.m. Saturday. There is free admission.
Carson Norton, artist and park ranger at Fort Larned, will take your student on an art history journey much like the artists of the mid-nineteenth century when exploring the West.
An artist correspondent described to citizens of the east what this untamed land offered through art sketches and written captions. Young artists will learn to sketch their surroundings using their creative imagination. Centennial booklets and badges will be given to participants.
It’s a great opportunity to receive a free art lesson from a professional artist.
• POST GARDEN, COOK & BAKE — Visit Fort Larned on Saturday, June 18, and stop by our kitchen on Officers’ Row.
Fort Larned volunteers will make and bake bread, pick vegetables from the post garden, prepare them for dinner, and cook and bake using the wood stove.
All this work will take us several hours, so this will be a “come and go” program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fort Larned volunteers and staff would enjoy showing you our kitchen and explaining the way dinner was prepared in 1869. No microwaves, refrigerators, indoor plumbing, and other modern conveniences that we take for granted! Ladies of that era needed help in the kitchen! You will enjoy picking vegetables for the Captain’s dinner!
In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Fort Larned National Historic Site invites you to discover the meaning of national parks, how your park inspires you — both in personal connections and memorable experiences.
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., information on visiting is on the internet at, or by calling 620-285-6911. There is no admission fee.
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