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Fort Towson Historic Site

HC 63 Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735
580-873-2634 www.okhistory.org/sites/forttowson.php

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July 2017

Primitive Fishing Techniques demonstration, Fort Towson Historic Site

July 8, 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Visit Fort Towson Historic Site on Saturday, July 8, from 1 to 3 pm for a Primitive Fishing Techniques demonstration. Harvesting fish as a food source was as important in the past as it is today, but the methods were different. Come learn from Timothy Hollingshed as he demonstrates and these techniques, covering everything from spears and traps, to poles and hooks, and modern technology. This demonstration will be located inside the museum.

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August 2017

Tracks and Tracking program, Fort Towson Historic Site

August 12, 1:00 pm3:00 pm

The Fort Towson Historic Site will offer a demonstration on tracking animals on Saturday, August 12, 2017. With hunting season fast approaching, learn how to identify tracks and techniques for locating animals. Omar Reed will speak on these methods from 1 to 3pm. This demonstration will be located inside the museum.

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September 2017

Military Day program, Fort Towson Historic Site

September 9, 10:00 am2:00 pm

Visit Fort Gibson for Military Day on Saturday, September 9, 2017. This event will explore the military history of the fort from 10 am to 2 pm. Several demonstrations are scheduled to run simultaneously. First, stop and visit the sutler to learn about trade in the 1800s. Then, watch military maneuvers, learn Fort Towson history from knowledgeable interpreters, and see the cannon fire.

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October 2017

Doaksville Candlelight Tours, Fort Towson Historic Site

October 13October 14

Visit Fort Towson Historic Site for a unique and historical nighttime tour. The tour will begin with a hayride through the Fort Towson cemetery. Tour guides will then lead visitors through the walking portion of the trail. Multiple stops will allow visitors to learn the history of the fort from interpreters in period dress. The tour will end with a hayride back to the entrance. The Candlelight tours are available from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, with a tour beginning every…

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