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“Functional Fiber Arts” living history program
June 25, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
One event on June 25, 2022 at 10 a.m.
On Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, Fort Gibson Historic Site will be holding a living history program to demonstrate the many uses of functional fiber arts. Visitors will be treated to examples of crafts such as twined bags and finger woven belts, along with a discussion of the wide variety of uses for these beautiful pieces of functional art.
Fiber arts provided many functions beyond personal and artistic expression. Upon arrival to the Americas, colonists encountered many different Nations that utilized plant and animal fibers to create belts, rope, straps, bags, shoes, clothing, and much more. These traditional artforms were passed down through history and products created from these skilled trades were in high demand by settlers and traders that did business with the local Nations.
This program is free with regular admission, and will be conducted in the Commissary located at 907 N. Garrison Ave. from 10 a.m. to noon and 1–3 p.m. on both days.
As always, the site is opened Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students aged 5–18. Veterans with military ID and members of OHS with membership card enjoy free admission.