A Fair Day’s Wage: Fort Scott National Historic Site

Labors of Fort Scott

Saturday, September 4 through Monday, September 6, 2021, Fort Scott National Historic Site will take you on an exploration of the sights, sounds, and smells behind the Labors creating the “Crack Post on the Frontier”.

 

Labor Day weekend activities include artillery demonstrations, historic cooking, breadmaking, construction skill demonstrations, and a variety of interpretive programs. Visit with soldiers, laundress, and an officer and his wife and find out if everyone earned a fair day’s wage. All programs are free and open to the public.

 

Saturday, September 4.

  • Living History stations are available throughout the day
  • 10:00 am – Guided Fort Tour
  • 11:00 am – Artillery Demonstration
  • Noon – Historic Construction Demonstration
  • 1:00 pm – Guided Fort Tour
  • 2:00 pm – Artillery Demonstration
  • 3:00 pm- Artillery Demonstration
  • 4:00 pm – Flag Retreat

 

Sunday, September 5

  • 10:00 am – Guided Fort Tour
  • 11:00 am – Artillery Demonstration
  • 1:00 pm – Guided Fort Tour
  • 2:00  pm – Artillery Demonstration
  • 3:00 pm – Artillery Demonstration
  • 4:00 pm – Flag Retreat

 

Monday September 6

  • 10:00 am – Guided Fort Tour
  • 11:00 am – Artillery Demonstration
  • 1:00 pm – Guided Fort Tour
  • 2:00 pm – Artillery  Demonstration
  • 3:00 pm – Crack Post of the Frontier – Construction Tour of Fort Scott
  • 4:00 pm – Flag Retreat

 

The National Park Service currently requires that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask in all federal buildings and outside when others are present and physical distancing (staying at least six feet apart) cannot be maintained.

 

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