June 1, 2023
Musket Cleaning Demonstrations Planned for Fort Gibson Historic Site
FORT GIBSON, Okla. — Staff at the Fort Gibson Historic Site will host four musket cleaning demonstrations on Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10. The program will take place from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 1 to 3 p.m.
These demonstrations will show visitors the behind-the-scenes work of musket maintenance done by staff members before and after historical programs at the site. Muskets are muzzle-loaded long guns that evolved in 16th-century Spain. Rifles eventually replaced them.
The musket cleaning demonstration is included with paid admission. 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.