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July 13, 2023

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

Choctaw Nation’s “Growing Hope” Program to be Highlighted at Fort Towson Historic Site

FORT TOWSON, Okla. — On Saturday, July 22, from 1-3 p.m., the Choctaw Nation’s “Growing Hope” program will be highlighted by the Fort Towson Historic Site. The program focuses on heirloom seeds that came through the Trail of Tears by the Choctaw people when they were forcibly removed to the state. This event is part of the monthly “Hands-On Historic Skills” educational class. The program is free with paid admission.

The featured presenter is Jacqueline Putman (Choctaw), program coordinator for “Growing Hope” and manager for the gardens in Tuskahoma, Wheelock Academy in Millerton and the Choctaw Cultural Center in Durant.

For more information, call 580-236-0537 or email fttowson@history.ok.gov. The Fort Towson Historic Site is located at 896 N 4375 Rd. in Fort Towson.

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 www.okhistory.org.


Editor’s Note: Photos of the Fort Towson Historic Site are available upon request.

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