Fort Larned Old Guard Calendar

Old Guard Annual Mess and Muster

     Everyone is invited to join in the festivities of the Fort Larned Old Guard Annual Mess and Muster, at the Fort. Program details are provided in this issue. Phone reservations with credit card may be made by calling 888-321-7341 (Fort Larned Old Guard Secretary Bonita Oliva or Editor Leo Oliva). You do not need to be a member of the Old Guard to attend these events. The purpose is to provide the public an opportunity to learn more about this remarkable historic site.

     This is an opportunity to see the fort up close, with living-history activities presented throughout the historic garrison. There will be speakers, retreat ceremony, a fine meal, annual Fort Larned Old Guard meeting, election of board members and officers, and an educational music program.

     Superintendent Betty Boyko and the entire staff of the Fort, many dedicated volunteers, and the officers and board of the Old Guard will be there to welcome you and help you enjoy your visit to the best preserved frontier fort in the West. Please make plans to be there and register soon.

Fort Larned Old Guard
Annual Mess and Muster Registration Form

Schedule of Annual Events
     True to life stories of the Indian Wars along the Santa Fe Trail, brought to life by some of the greatest volunteers in the West. . . ! Visit the most complete Indian fort surviving from the days when Custer and Buffalo Bill Cody rode through this part of the West on their missions. Original restored buildings to that time period, a visitor center, Park Rangers will guide you through this adventure of the Old West.

     Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday & Monday) largest living history event in western Kansas - experience a working frontier fort.

     Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, Sunday, & Monday) Re-enactors bring Fort Larned back to life for the holiday weekend.

     Candlelight Tour (2nd Saturday of October) Entertaining evening tours with vignettes from the fort's history.

     Christmas Open House (2nd Saturday of December) Old-fashioned Yuletide celebration with hot apple cider, cookies and Christmas carols.

     Fort Larned National Historic Site is a unit of the U.S. National Park Service located six miles west of Larned, Kansas on Kansas Highway 156. Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p. m. daily, the park's Visitor Center/Museum and all furnished buildings are admission free. They also have a great book store! Information on Fort Larned may be found at {www.National Park}, by calling 620-285-6911, or by sending email to {fols_superintendent@National Park}.

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