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Fort Atkinson

Who is Friends of Fort Atkinson (FOFA)? 

Friends of Fort Atkinson is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, who celebrates the historical preservation of Fort Atkinson at the historical state park. In 1961, Fort Atkinson was founded with the help of the Nebraska Historical Society and Nebraska State Parks. In 1994, FOFA was founded and incorporated in 1995! 

Fort Atkinson is a monumental part of Nebraska’s state history, being the very first military base and post for active military members, their families, schooling and starting the livestock and agriculture operations in our state. 

FOFA works to maintain the existing structures, build additional ones if needed, and create a true living history exhibit with period-correct materials and items (uniforms, cookware, furnishings, tools, cannons, muskets, etc.). Through the efforts of living-history volunteers under the direction of the FOFA, the fort comes alive with a lot to offer visitors every single summer! 

Omaha Media Group (OMG) was honored to help this historical state park in our state with their website redesign! 

What did the Monsters do? 

The FOFA was searching for a new, modern website that showcased its history while providing its history buffs with the latest events and allows for mobile users to view the website easily. 

OMG was able to design a modern, responsive website which provided this and showcased all photography that captures what Fort Atkinson is all about!  

The team was searching for the ability to update their content and its layout seamlessly which allows for their visitors to find important information regarding the Fort’s hours, events, blogs and other website content in a simple click. Not only does the website allow for content management to be a breeze, but donors and volunteers can easily find their needed information. All donors can make a simple donation with SquareStore integrations that we developed into the website and keeps their accounts secure. 

OMG developed this modern, sleek website on ExpressionEngine5 which is one of the newest updates from ExpressionEngine (EE). This ensures that all donors and volunteers’ information is secure; on the other hand, this allows for the team to manage their content, schedules, images, historical documents quickly and easily change the layout on the front end of the website! 

Our Monsters provided all guests with a seamless experience to find, navigate and donate to the FOFA to continue to preserve this historical site in our state! 

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