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February 18, 2020

Contact: John Davis
Fort Towson Historic Site, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-873-2634
jdavis@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org/forttowson

Living History Event at Fort Towson Historic Site

FORT TOWSON, Okla. — Individual visitors and school groups are invited to a living history event at Fort Towson Historic Site on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Educational stations will be set up with reenactors portraying soldiers and civilians from the fort’s beginning through the 1870s. Individuals and groups will travel through the camps where the reenactors will show visitors uniforms, weapons and lifestyles of soldiers, trappers, storekeepers and other people who lived and worked in the region surrounding Fort Towson.

Preregistration is required for school groups wishing to take advantage of this field trip opportunity. Teachers must accompany each group, and it is strongly recommended that each group include one adult for every eight students. There is no admission charge for this event.

For more information about the event or to preregister a school field trip, please contact John Davis at 580-873-2634 or jdavis@okhistory.org. Fort Towson Historic Site is located north of US 70 near Fort Towson.

Fort Towson Historic Site is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.

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