Fort Robinson Infantry & Cavalry Demonstrations
The Fort Robinson History Center, in cooperation with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, is sponsoring three days of historical re-enactments at Fort Robinson State Park July 19, 2018.
On July 19th, the Commanding General Mounted Color Guard from Fort Riley, KS, will demonstrate horse drills, use of jumps, sabers, period pistols, and period rifles. Troopers and horses of this unit are outfitted in the uniforms and equipment from the Civil War and Indian Wars. Soldiers are detailed from the ranks of units assigned to Fort Riley and receive instruction from manuals used by Civil War and Indian Wars cavalrymen. The special unit is visiting Fort Robinson for the first time and will incorporate the history of Fort Robinson from the Indian Wars when it was designated as a U.S. Army Remount Station.
On July 20th and 21st, the Fremont Pathfinders will be presenting infantry and cavalry re-enactments of the Indian Wars time period (1870-1890).
Important notice: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Fremont Pathfinders Reenactment Group will not be performing as originally scheduled. As a result, the event will take place only on Thursday, July 19 rather than the previously scheduled July 19-July 21.
All activities are free and open to the public. The staging area in the Buffalo Soldier Barracks will be open to visitors from 9 am to 5 pm each day of the event to meet with and learn from the re-enactors and soldiers. All park visitors are required to have a valid Nebraska Game and Parks park entry permit for their vehicle. Permits may be purchased at the Game and Parks Lodge or Information Booth at Fort Robinson State Park on the day of the event.
For more information, please contact Janell Keyser at the Fort Robinson History Center at (308) 665-2919
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