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“Writing in the 1800s” living history program
June 17, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
One event on June 18, 2022 at 10 a.m.
On Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, Fort Gibson Historic Site will be holding a living history program to demonstrate writing techniques and materials of the 19th century. Visitors will see writing implements, inks, papers, and other supplies used in scribing letters and official documents.
In the 1800s, writing was the common method of long-distance communication. At Fort Gibson, staff used writing to create records, reports, and in tracking troop movement. In that era, writing was vital to the safety of the nation as well as connecting people across the continent.
This program is free with regular admission, and will be conducted in the Commissary building 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.