September 20, 2023
Fort Gibson Historic Site to Showcase Life of a Storekeeper and Trader During October Living History Program
FORT GIBSON, Okla. — The Fort Gibson Historic Site will hold a living history program every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in October from 10 a.m.-noon and again from 1-3 p.m. Historical interpreters will teach visitors about the life of a storekeeper and trader at Fort Gibson. The program is free with paid admission.
During the month of October, visitors can view the goods that would have been bought and traded at the military outpost. The program will be held at the dogtrot cabin, located near the log stockade at 110 E. Ash Ave. in Fort Gibson.
When Fort Gibson was established in 1824, it was the westernmost military outpost of its day. With 300-500 hundred troops stationed there, the fort was a supply point and bustling center for the trade activity of settlers, fur traders and Indian Territory nations due to its location along the old Texas Road and the steamboat traffic that passed nearby on the Arkansas River.
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.