The Friends of Fort Scott National Historic Site (NHS) are once again hosting an 1800s Grand Ball. It will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019, in Memorial Hall located in old downtown Fort Scott. The ball is only one part of the celebration for Veterans Day Weekend in Fort Scott. Along with 1800s period dancing and music, the ball will honor all veterans and current military personnel. All funds raised at the Grand Ball will go to support the activities of the Friends of Fort Scott NHS. The Friends provide support to the national historic site in a variety of ways, such as assisting with educational activities and programs for all ages as well as providing refreshments for special events. Tickets will be available at the Fort Scott Chamber starting October 16th.
The tentative schedule for the Veterans Day Weekend activities in Fort Scott are listed below.
Friday, November 8 – The Missourians Gospel Quartet, a special concert honoring veterans at Memorial Hall, 7 pm
Saturday, November 9 –
- 1800s Period dance lessons, Grand Hall on the grounds of Fort Scott National Historic Site, 10 am – 1 pm, free, street clothes
- Parade Honoring Veterans, Downtown Fort Scott, 3 pm
- 1800s Grand Ball, Memorial Hall, doors open at 6:00 pm, Dancing from 7 – 10:30 pm
Sunday, November 10 – Elvis Impersonator Concert, TBA
Monday, November 11 – National Cemetery Services, 11 am
General information concerning the weekend will be continually updated at the Fort Scott Chamber website at www.fortscott.com.
“We would like to encourage everyone attending the Veterans Day Weekend activities to come and participate in the 1800s Grand Ball, and likewise, we encourage anyone attending the 1800s Grand Ball to take part in the other activities offered during the weekend in Fort Scott,” Dee Young, member of the friends group said.
Contact her at 913.557.1632 or email
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