Fort Larned Old Guard
Fort Larned NHS's friends group is the Fort Larned Old Guard. The Old Guard supports Fort Larned primarily through fundraising to promote history and interpretation at the park.
The Fort Larned Old Guard has been instrumental in acquiring historic items including the 1870s ambulance, historic rifles, entrance signs, and more. Importantly, the Old Guard also worked to protect a site the Cheyenne village destroyed by Gen. Hancock in 1867. The Old Guard publishes The Outpost, a periodical that contains news and history at Fort Larned National Historic Site.
For more information, including how to become a member, visit the Fort Larned Old Guard website. Thank you for your support of Fort Larned National Historic Site!
Did You Know?
George Armstrong Custer and the newly-organized 7th U.S. Cavalry encamped at Fort Larned before and during their campaigns against the Cheyenne in 1867 and 1868. Custer's first experience dealing with Plains Indians occurred at Fort Larned. More...