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February 15, 2022

Contact: John Davis
Fort Towson Historic Site, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-873-2634

Living History Education Day Scheduled for Fort Towson Historic Site

FORT TOWSON, Okla. — Fort Towson will host “Timeline,” a living history event, on Thursday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Educational stations will include reenactors portraying time periods from the fort’s beginning in 1824 through the 1870s. Visitors will see soldiers in full gear and civilians who dealt with the soldiers at the fort. The reenactors will teach students about the uniforms, weapons and lifestyles of soldiers, trappers, storekeepers and other people around the region who were connected to the fort. Guests will move from station to station to see demonstrations about military life.

There is no charge for this opportunity to learn about our state’s history, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, please contact John Davis at jdavis@okhistory.org or 580-873-2634. Teachers must accompany each group, and a ratio of one adult for every eight students is recommended. Individuals who make a reservation will be met upon their arrival and instructed to proceed to the many educational stations. Fort Towson Historic Site is located north of U.S. 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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