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May 21, 2024

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

Fort Towson Historic Site to Host Free Nature Walk on May 25

FORT TOWSON, Okla. — The Fort Towson Historic Site will host a nature walk with Kara Richardson, a wildcrafter from Broken Bow, on Saturday, May 25, from 9-11 a.m. Richardson draws on her experiences as a southeast Oklahoma native to advocate for natural resources education and the perpetuation of wild herbs and medicinal plants. Her methods focus on proper plant identification, range and historical uses.

The walk will begin at the Fort Towson Historic Site Visitor Center at 9 a.m. and proceed to the fort grounds. Guests should expect uneven terrain and a slow, intentional pace with frequent stops for observation.

This program is free to the public. For more information about the events or to register, 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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