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“School of the Soldier” living history program
March 24, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
One event on March 25, 2023 at 10 a.m.
On Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to noon, and again from 1 to 3 p.m., Fort Gibson Historic Site will conduct “School of the Soldier,” a come-and-go living history program, free with paid admission.
Just like the modern-day military, 19th-century soldiers were expected to attend school sessions. While learning basics like drilling and troop movement, soldiers were also taught in the classroom. During this living history weekend, staff will demonstrate a variety of 19th-century military lessons soldiers of that era would have received from their officers.
This program is free with paid admission, which can be purchased at the commissary located at 907 N. Garrison Ave. in Fort Gibson, or at the office located within the palisade grounds. To learn more about the program, please call 918-478-4088. Fort Gibson Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark.