Step back in time this Memorial Day weekend and experience the sights, sounds and smells of frontier life at Fort Larned National Historic Site. 


   Step back in time this Memorial Day weekend and experience the sights, sounds and smells of frontier life at Fort Larned National Historic Site.  
    Take time out of your busy Memorial Day weekend to stop in at Fort Larned and visit the past for free. Over 70 volunteers will assemble to bring the fort to life with a host of historic activities.    
    Talk to living history interpreters stationed at the fort’s historic buildings, watch Infantry and cavalry units maneuver on the Parade Ground, listen to the pop of rifle fire or the roar of the cannon during various historic weapons programs.  Watch the blacksmith working at his forge and smell bread baking in the post bakery.  
    A highlight on Saturday will be vintage baseball. At 10 a.m., the Wichita Bull Stockings will take on the Hodgeman County Nine. A second game will be held at 1:30 p.m., when the Fort Larned Soldiers take on the Wichita Cow Town Base Ball Team. The games will be played by 1870s rules with players dressed in the 1870s baseball uniforms. Both games will be played off the parade ground near the quartermaster building at Fort Larned, and it promises to be a lot of fun to watch.    
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