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Hands-On Historic Skills: Choctaw Nation’s “Growing Hope” Program

July 22, 2023, 1 p.m.3 p.m.

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On Saturday, July 22, from 1-3 p.m., the Fort Towson Historic Site will highlight the Choctaw Nation’s “Growing Hope” program. The presentation will focus on heirloom seeds the Choctaw people brought with them on the Trail of Tears when they were forcibly removed to the state. This event is part of the monthly “Hands-On Historic Skills” educational class. The program is free with paid admission.

The featured presenter is Jacqueline Putman (Choctaw), program coordinator for “Growing Hope” and manager for the gardens in Tuskahoma, Wheelock Academy in Millerton, and the Choctaw Cultural Center in Durant.

Monthly programs and special event updates are on the Fort Towson Historic Site’s Facebook page. For more information, email fttowson@history.ok.gov or call 580-873-2634. The Fort Towson Historic Site is located north of US 70 near Fort Towson.





July 22, 2023
1 p.m.–3 p.m.
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Fort Towson Historic Site
896 N 4375 Road, Fort Towson, OK 74735