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April 4, 2022

Contact: Jennifer Frazee
Fort Gibson Historic Site, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-478-4088

“Common Soldier” Living History Program at Fort Gibson Historic Site

FORT GIBSON, Okla. — On April 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fort Gibson Historic Site will host its first living history program of the season, exploring the types of common soldiers who were stationed at the frontier military post. Farmers, blacksmiths, hunters, coopers and even carpenters made up the ranks of those posted to Fort Gibson. Visitors can learn about the reasons common men joined the army and what clothing and equipment they would have used while there.

This program is free with paid admission, which can be purchased at the commissary located at 907 N. Garrison Ave. in Fort Gibson, or at the office located within the palisade grounds. Please call 918-478-4088 for more information. Fort Gibson Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark.

Fort Gibson 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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