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Shadows of The Past
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Spring break is a great time for fun at your national park. Celebrate the first day of spring by shadowing historical characters from Fort Larned’s past. The staff of Fort Larned offers this youth program from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. Step across the fort’s bridge and receive a new identity and a key to the past. Become the son or daughter of people who worked during the active fort period – a captain, laundress, blacksmith, farmer, and more. Each year we have a blacksmith demonstration during this program. Children ages 6– 11 are encouraged to invite a friend to come along. A 19th century snack and surprise souvenir is included.
Group size is limited so make your reservations today by calling 620-285-6911. In the case of inclement weather call the park.    
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 located six miles west of Larned on Kansas Highway 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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