April 10, 2023
The Coalition of Historical Trekkers to Make Stop at Fort Gibson Historic Site
FORT GIBSON, Okla. — The Coalition of Historical Trekkers (COHT) will be at Fort Gibson Historic Site from April 13-15, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at the palisade fort. The COHT is a group of living historians dedicated to the preservation and study of the pre-1860 frontier people in America. They consider themselves experimental archaeologists involved in one or more eras of history from 1600 to the year 1860.
COHT has deeply researched the lifeways of the pre-1860 frontier people, including what foods, clothing, weapons and methods were authentic to those used by early frontier people in America. The COHT believes sharing that history preserves it for future generations.
Paid admission is required to watch the COHT programs. The rest of the fort will also be open for tours.
Many rooms have been furnished at the log fort to illustrate life for the people who once lived there. Visitors can view furnished officers’ quarters, married soldiers’ quarters, enlisted men’s barracks and the guest space where notable visitors stayed while passing through the territory. Other buildings include the mess hall where soldiers ate, the magazine where munitions were stored and the commissary where goods were sold. Guests can also witness breathtaking views across the Neosho and Arkansas Rivers to Agency Hill.
For more information please call 918-478-4088. 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.