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“Frontier Service in the 19th Century” living history program
July 30, 2022, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
On Saturday, July 30, at 10 a.m., and again at 1 p.m., the Fort Gibson Historic Site will host a living history program titled “Frontier Service in the 19th Century.
Learn more about the service of soldiers on the remote frontier of the Indian Territory in the days before the Civil War. Larry Toll will present a program at 10 a.m., and at 1 p.m. about the men who served in the Army at Fort Gibson in the period of 1824-1846. Learn what motivated these men to join the Army, how they lived their daily lives, and what they did for entertainment during their off-duty time. It might surprise guests to discover that soldiers fought boredom more than they did native peoples.
This program is free with paid admission, which can be purchased at the air-conditioned commissary located at 907 N. Garrison Ave. In-between programs, guests can tour tour the barracks, bakehouse, and log palisade at Fort Gibson. Please call 918-478-4088 for more information. Fort Gibson Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark.