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Press Release - Author and Artist Expo at Fort Abercrombie

Contact: Lenny Krueger

Author and Artist Expo at Fort Abercrombie

ABERCROMBIE – Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site near Fargo and Wahpeton will host an Author and Artist Expo August 2-3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Authors, artists, and crafters will be displaying and selling their work at this event.

Authors who are scheduled to be attendance include: Candace Simar, author of "Abercrombie Trails"; J.A. Arnold, author of "Oxcart Angel"; J.J. Coalwell, the Williston author of "Millennium Legacy, Stellar Knights"; and the Abercrombie Park and Museum with their cookbooks featuring ethnic foods from the community.

Among the crafters and artisans who are scheduled to attend are: Mae Haagenstad, Fargo, and Mrs. Fancy's Plants, Barney, on Saturday, August 2; Abercrombie’s Faylin Myhre of "Inspired Designs" on Saturday and Sunday; and Blacksmith Michael Quade, Wilmont, South Dakota, demonstrating the craft of blacksmithing in the 1860s from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

The final Civil War Sunday history program will also be on August 3, at 2 p.m. Author Candace Simar will give a presentation on the lives of characters in her novels during the Dakota Uprising of 1862. Simar’s great grandfather was the stagecoach driver between Fort Snelling and Fort Abercrombie. Dr. Richard Rothaus of Trefoil Cultural Environmental will also present a final report of the Fort Abercrombie Battlefield Project.

Fort Abercrombie Historic Site is open daily from May 16 to September 15, 2014. For more information, contact Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site Supervisor Lenny Krueger at 701.553.8513.

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