“The Coalition of Historical Trekkers” living history program
April 14, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
One event on April 14, 2023 at 10 a.m.
One event on April 15, 2023 at 10 a.m.
The Coalition of Historical Trekkers (COHT) will be at Fort Gibson Historic Site from April 13–15, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at the palisade fort. The COHT is a group of living historians dedicated to the preservation and study of the pre-1860 frontier people in America. They consider themselves experimental archaeologists involved in one or more eras of history from 1600 to the year 1860.
COHT has deeply researched the lifeways of the pre-1860 frontier people, including what foods, clothing, weapons, and methods were authentic to those used by early frontier people in America. The COHT believes sharing that history preserves it for future generations.
Visitors will also be able to view furnished officers’ quarters, married soldiers’ quarters, enlisted men’s barracks, and even the guest spaces where notable visitors stayed while passing through the territory. Other buildings include the barracks, which contains the mess hall where soldiers took their meals; magazine, where munitions were stored; and commissary, where goods were sold. Guests can also witness breathtaking views across the Neosho and Arkansas Rivers to Agency Hill.