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July 11

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One event on June 27, 2020 at 12 a.m.

One event on July 11, 2020 at 12 a.m.

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Honey Springs Battlefield is pleased to announce a unique tour opportunity at the site. Students from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) will serve as tour guides on the six trails that cross the 1,100-acre battlefield. Tours will take place on four Saturdays: June 20 and 27, and July 11 and 18. July 18 is also the date of the annual Memorial Service commemorating the battle. The students will point out the exact locations of military actions, highlight key aspects of the engagement, and discuss its historical importance.

Normally, the park and its six trails are self-guided with a total of 55 trail markers. Through a special historical interpretation course taught by Dr. James Finck at USAO, students will travel from their classroom in Chickasha to serve as tour guides at Honey Springs Battlefield. Students will add to the overall visitor experience by interpreting key elements of the engagement in the environment where they actually occurred.

For more information regarding the special guided tour days and Honey Springs Battlefield, please contact honeysprings@okhistory.org or call 918-473-5572.

Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center is located east of US Highway 69 between Oktaha and Rentiesville. The Visitor Center is located on a hill within close proximity to the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame in Rentiesville. Take the second left after reaching the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame Museum (driving from the west). Directions to the battlefield will be provided upon arrival at the Visitor Center.

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July 11
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Honey Springs Battlefield
423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426
918-473-5572
www.okhistory.org/honeysprings