March 7, 2023
Contact: Jennifer Frazee
Fort Gibson Historic Site, Oklahoma Historical Society
19th Century Trading to be Highlighted at Fort Gibson Historic Site
FORT GIBSON, Okla. — On Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Fort Gibson Historic Site will hold a living history program about 19th century trading. This program will provide an interpretation of trade that occurred among the Native American nations and other settlers in the area.
When Fort Gibson was established in 1824, it was the westernmost military outpost of its day. With 300 to 500 hundred troops stationed there, the fort was a supply point and bustling center for the trade activity of settlers, fur traders and Indian Territory nations due to its location along the old Texas Road and the steamboat traffic that passed nearby on the Arkansas River.
This program is free with paid admission. Call 918-478-4088 for more information. The Fort Gibson Historic Site is located at 907 N. Garrison Ave. in Fort Gibson.
The 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.
Editor’s Note: Photos of the Fort Gibson Historic Site are available upon request.