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September 10, 2018

Contact: John Davis
Fort Towson Historic Site, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-873-2634

Fort Towson to Host Mexican-American War Encampment

FORT TOWSON, Okla. — Fort Towson Historic Site will be the setting for “A Long Walk in the Sun: Mexican-American War Days,” a Mexican-American War encampment Sept. 28–30, 2018.

Camps featuring US dragoons, infantry and artillery, as well as Mexican cavalry and infantry, will be open to the public on Friday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. with various demonstrations throughout the day. There will be a skirmish at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, and a tactical skirmish at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. These reenactments are also open to the public.

For more information about the event, please call John Davis at 580-873-2634 or email jdavis@okhistory.org. You also can find the event on Facebook by searching “A Long Walk in the Sun: Mexican-American War Days.” Reenactors interested in participating should email garrettmussett@yahoo.com. Fort Towson Historic Site is located north of US 70 near Fort Towson. Hours of operation are Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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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