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May 4, 2023

Contact: Adam Lynn
Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-617-7125

Program at Honey Springs Battlefield to Focus on Life at Union Army Camp

CHECOTAH, Okla. — Visit Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for a come-and-go Civil War-era program titled “Chicken in the Mail: Union Army Camp Life.”

David Reed, historical interpreter at Fort Towson Historic Site, will use reproduction items such as writing paper, newspapers, playing cards and care boxes from home to show what camp life was like for Union soldiers during the four years of the American Civil War. The program is included with paid admission.

While at the site, take a tour of the new Visitor Center and exhibits, buy Civil War-related items from the gift shop and learn about other upcoming programs and events. The battlefield also will be open for visitors from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For more information about this program or upcoming programs, call 918-617-7125 or email adam.lynn@history.ok.gov.

Honey Springs Battlefield is located east of US Highway 69 between Oktaha and Rentiesville. The Visitor Center is located on a hill near the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame in Rentiesville. Take the second left after reaching the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame Museum (driving from the west).

Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center 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 Honey Springs Battlefield and Visitor Center are available upon request.

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