Fort Abercrombie

Let The Summer Fun Begin! It’s Opening Day at Historic Fort Abercrombie

ABERCROMBIE, N.D. (KVRR) — This is opening day at historic Fort Abercrombie, about 35 miles south of Fargo. Visitors were able to take in historical military training drills by the 5th Minnesota Infantry Company D reenactment unit. The company portrays the life and times of soldiers serving at the fort during the battles and siege of Fort Abercrombie in 1862….

Presentation on Notable Local Journalist Jane Swisshelm

This week's topic is Jane Swisshelm; a prominent journalist in the 1860's who wrote for a newspaper in Saint Cloud Minnesota

ABERCROMBIE, N.D.–¬†Fort Abercrombie is hosting historical presentations about the area. This week’s topic is Jane Swisshelm; a prominent journalist in the 1860’s who wrote for a newspaper in Saint Cloud Minnesota. At the time, she was an abolitionist and activist for women’s rights and was the first woman to cover a story from the Senate Press Gallery. The historical center…