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1840s Encampment

March 5, 10 a.m.2 p.m.

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One event on March 4, 2023 at 10 a.m.

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On Friday, March 3, Saturday, March 4, and Sunday, March 5, the Fort Towson Historic Site will host an 1840s Encampment on its grounds. This three-day living history event will give observers and participants a sense of stepping back in time. The historic site will be open and free to the public each day of the encampment, holding historic skills demonstrations throughout the day.

Tents will dot the grounds, and the fort will be brought back to life with reenactors wearing historical clothing using and demonstrating the uses of historical tools, organizing period games, and taking part in the ongoing encampment activities. The public will experience tool demonstrations, the making of corn husk dolls, the cooper’s process of making wooden buckets, and activities specific to the military history of the fort. Visitors can also learn about the history behind the sutler’s store, which was a source of goods and merchandise for soldiers and surrounding towns until the fort’s closure in 1854.

Updates on monthly programs and special events can be found on the Fort Towson Historic Site’s Facebook page or at www.okhistory.org. For more information, email fttowson@history.ok.gov or call 580-873-2634. The Fort Towson Historic Site is located north of U.S. 70 near Fort Towson.



March 5


Fort Towson Historic Site
896 N 4375 Road, Fort Towson, OK 74735