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November 17, 2022

Contact: Calista Stephens
Fort Towson Historic Site, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-236-0537

Fort Towson Historic Site to Host Civil War-era Sewing Workshop

FORT TOWSON, Okla. — Fort Towson Historic Site will host a Civil War-era sewing workshop called “Historic Housewife Sewing Kit” on Saturday, November 19, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

The make-and-take workshop kits will be made using hand-sewing techniques and historic reproduction fabrics.

Sewing kits were common in 1800s households and made with scraps of fabric to suit the needs of the user, which resulted in a wide variety of patterns and constructions.

During the Civil War, the US Sanitary Commission soldiers' families made the "housewife" kits so soldiers could do their own mending while in the field.

Tickets are $15. Lunch will be provided. Participants may register for this event by calling 580-236-0537 or emailing fttowson@history.ok.gov.

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 okhistory.org.


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