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August 16, 2023

Contact: Calista Stephens
Fort Towson Historic Site, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-873-2634

Fort Towson Historic Site to Host Come-And-Go Genealogy and Research Workshop

FORT TOWSON, Okla. — The Fort Towson Historic Site will host a genealogy and research workshop on Saturday, August 26, from 1-3 p.m. During this come-and-go event, guests will learn from Historical Interpreter David C. Reed about the free tools available at the site for genealogy and research. The site’s research library contains reference materials, books, primary source documents and a public-use computer. This program will focus on those resources and some that are offered by the Oklahoma Historical Society, such as the Research Center and The Gateway to Oklahoma History.

A lifetime resident of Oklahoma, Reed developed an early appreciation for historical sites, museums and living history, which grew into a passion for history. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and communication from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in public history from Oklahoma State University. He has worked as a historian for the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, as library staff at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma State University, and as Head of Programs at the Museum of the Red River.

For more information, call 580-873-2634 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.


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