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Fort D in Cape Releases 2014 Schedule

PRESS REALESE

John Wesley Powell’s

 

Fort D Historic Site

 

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

 

 

 

2014 Living History Demonstrations

 

 

 

 

For the four years of the Civil War, Fort D protected the city of Cape Girardeau from attack. Now the old fort will come to life once more.

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial Day Weekend Timeline

 

May 24th– 26th, 9am-4 pm

 

First observed after the end of the Civil War, Memorial Day honors the memory of U. S. soldiers who have died in military service. Local re-enactors will salute the memory of fallen soldiers with rifle and cannon fire.

 

Fourth at the Fort!

 

July 4th, 9am-3pm

 

The soldiers of Fort D were very patriotic. At the national holiday, they would celebrate by firing their rifles and cannon and flying their flags proudly. Come join with us as we celebrate the birth of our nation.

 

Labor Day

 

September 1st, 9am-3pm

 

Labor Day is typically a day of rest, but the soldiers and civilians at Fort D will be busy preparing for fall. Join local re-enactors as they demonstrate rifle and cannon fire and dutch oven cooking.

 

WHERE: Fort D Historic Site is an original earthworks fort dating from 1861. It is located at 920 Fort Street, off of Sprigg Street, four blocks south of MO Rte 74.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

Contact the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau at 335-1631 or 800-777-0068. Admission is free. 

 

FREE ADMISSION!

 

fortdhistoricsite.com 

 

All events weather permitting

 

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