Fur Trade Rendezvous, Fort Washita Historic Site
March 29–April 2
Fort Washita in Durant will host a Fur Trade Rendezvous from Wednesday, March 29, through Sunday, April 2. This is a living history event reminiscent of a fur trade rendezvous that was the center of commerce on the early western frontier. Visitors can expect to see trappers representing the far northwest mountain areas to the desert southwest, as well as traders with French and Spanish influence. Visit Fort Washita and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of history. Due to the recent transfer of ownership and new partnership with the Chickasaw Nation, this Fur Trade Rendezvous will be free to attend.
The rendezvous will include instructive programs in customs, survival skills, and lifestyles of the period. Education programs for school children will be held on Thursday, March 30, and Friday, March 31. Students will travel through the camps where reenactors will explain life on the frontier in the early nineteenth century. There also will be short educational programs for the public on Saturday, April 1. Please call 580-924-6502 for more information. Fort Washita was established in 1842 in Indian Territory as the southwestern-most military post of the United States.