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October 4, 2023

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

Presentation at Fort Towson Historic Site to Focus on 19th-Century Weapons and Uniforms

FORT TOWSON, Okla. — On Saturday, October 14, from 1-3 p.m., Charles R. Lemons will present at the Fort Towson Historic Site. He will be discussing mid-19th-century weapons and uniforms. Lemons is the retired curator of the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He is the author of 30 books on subjects like U.S. Army World War II uniforms and the American Civil War.

The event is free with paid admission to the Fort Towson Historic Site museum. 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.


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

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