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September 12, 2023

Contact: Jennifer Frazee
Fort Gibson Historic Site, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-478-4088

Fort Gibson Historic Site to Host 1840s Garrison Weekend

FORT GIBSON, Okla. — The Fort Gibson Historic Site will host a living history program titled “1840s Garrison Weekend” on Friday, September 22, and Saturday, September 23, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The program will feature demonstrations of troop movement in preparation for the Mexican-American War. During that time, Fort Gibson soldiers traveled more than 120 miles to Fort Towson in southeastern Indian Territory.

Visitors can interact with living historians who are experts in the Mexican War era and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the early 19th century as soldiers go about their daily activities. The program is free with paid admission. It will take place at the Fort Gibson Stockade, located at 112 E. Ash Ave. in Fort Gibson.

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.

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