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November 2013

Honey Springs Battle Reenactment

November 8, 2013November 10, 2013
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

2013 Honey Springs Battle Reenactment November 8-10, 2013 The Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Honey Springs. The battle, fought July 17, 1863, was the most important engagement of the Civil War in Indian Territory. Activities will include battle reenactments featuring infantry, cavalry, and artillery; guided and self-guided tours of the camps; various demonstrations; living history programs; and sutlers. Friday, November 8 will be an education day for students. Battle reenactments will…

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April 2015

Fur Trade Rendezvous at Ft. Washita

April 1, 2015
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Visit Fort Washita in Durant for the popular Fur Trade Rendezvous! Experience life on the western frontier at this living history event, which includes instructive programs in customs, survival skills, and lifestyles of the period. Visitors will encounter trappers representing the far northwest mountain areas to the desert southwest, as well as traders with French and Spanish influence. Visit Fort Washita and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of history. Attendees will travel through the camps where reenactors explain life…

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June 2015

Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show

June 12, 2015June 13, 2015
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Pawnee Bill's Original Wild West Show performs at 7:30 p.m. on June 12 & 13, 2015, at the historic Pawnee Bill Ranch. For more info visit www.okhistory.org/sites/pbshow.

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Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show

June 12, 2015June 13, 2015
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

The historic Pawnee Bill Ranch will host Pawnee Bill's Original Wild West Show on June 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. Stagecoaches will roll amid thundering horse hooves while the lightning of gunfire explodes around Pawnee Bill and his cohorts as the talented cast thrill and amaze audiences at the 2015 Wild West Show. The show will feature acts from the original Pawnee Bill's Wild West Shows. Producers and directors have combined stage and script with historical preservation to ensure…

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November 2015

Battle of Honey Springs Education Day

November 6, 2015, 9:30 a.m.3 p.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

Take a trip to where the Civil War happened in Indian Territory. Honey Springs Battlefield Education Day is an outstanding opportunity to experience Civil War history and culture. Education day is specifically held for youth/school groups to visit the park and fulfill the mandate of the Oklahoma Historical Society to educate the public about the history of Oklahoma. Click here for more details and registration!

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Battle of Honey Springs Reenactment

November 7, 2015November 8, 2015
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

The Battle of Honey Springs, fought July 17, 1863, was the most important Civil War engagement in Indian Territory. Weekend activities include two battle reenactments with infantry, cavalry, artillery, and medical personel. Visitors can take self-guided tours through Union, Confederate, and civilian camps. There will also be military drills, cooking demonstrations, and other living history programs. "Sutlers Row" features a number of vendors selling 19th century reproduction military equipment, clothes, books, and souvenirs. Admission is $5 for adults; children 12…

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March 2016

Fur Trade Rendezvous at Ft. Washita

March 30, 2016April 3, 2016

Fort Washita will host a Fur Trade Rendezvous from Wednesday, March 30, through Sunday, April 3. This is a living history event reminiscent of a fur trade rendezvous that was the center of commerce on the early western frontier. Visitors can expect to see trappers representing the far northwest mountain areas to the desert southwest, as well as traders with French and Spanish influence. The rendezvous will include instructive programs in customs, survival skills and lifestyles of the period. Living…

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April 2016

Frontier Brigade Muster, Fort Gibson Historic Site

April 22, 2016
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Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

Stop by the Frontier Brigade Muster at Fort Gibson. This is a federal living history organization re-creating infantry drill, weapons drill, and the life of a soldier during the Civil War. Units from Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas make up the Brigade. Recruiters are available to assist you in volunteering for service. Venture out and explore a new hobby. Come visit, observe camp life, and see where you fit in.

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June 2016

Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show

June 10, 2016June 11, 2016
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

The historic Pawnee Bill Ranch will host Pawnee Bill's Original Wild West Show on June 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. Stagecoaches will roll amid thundering horse hooves while the lightning of gunfire explodes around Pawnee Bill and his cohorts as the talented cast thrill and amaze audiences at the 2016 Wild West Show. The show will feature acts from the original Pawnee Bill's Wild West Shows. Producers and directors have combined stage and script with historical preservation to ensure…

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March 2017

Living History Education Day, Ft. Towson Historic Site

March 2, 2017, 9 a.m.4 p.m.
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Fort Towson Historic Site will host Living History Education Day on Thursday, March 2, from 9 am to 4 pm. Educational stations will include reenactors portraying time periods from the fort's beginning through the 1860s. Participants can expect to see soldiers in full gear and civilians who dealt with the soldiers at the fort. The reenactors will tell students about the uniforms, weapons, and lifestyles of soldiers, trappers, storekeepers, and other people around the region who were connected to the…

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April 2017

Chisholm Trail 150 Festival, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

April 1, 2017, 11 a.m.3 p.m.
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 South 4th Street Enid, OK 73701

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center in Enid kicks off the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail with a celebration on Saturday, April 1, from 11 am to 3 pm. The Chisholm Trail 150 Festival is a living history festival filled with music, cattle drive games, and reenactments. Attendees can enjoy beans and cornbread for lunch, prepared over an open fire. At 1 pm in the Village Church a reenactor portraying Joseph McCoy will try to persuade local ranchers to…

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June 2017

Pawnee Bill Wild West Show, Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum

June 9, 2017June 10, 2017
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Tickets still available! Stagecoaches will roll amid thundering horse hooves while the lightning of gunfire explodes around Pawnee Bill and his cohorts as the talented performers thrill and amaze audiences at the 2017 Wild West Show. The show will feature reenactments of acts from the original Pawnee Bill's Wild West Shows. Producers and directors have combined stage and script with historical preservation to ensure that the Wild West Show is the most historically accurate production to date. Kevin Webb will…

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November 2017

Honey Springs Education Day, Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site

November 3, 2017
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

On Friday, November 3, 2017, the Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site will offer an Education Day for students and school groups from 9 am to 3 pm. Education Day is free but preregistration is required. Reenactments on Saturday, November 4, and Sunday, November 5, will be open to the public. Contact honeysprings@okhistory.org more more information. Education Day Registration

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Honey Springs Battle Reenactment, Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site

November 4, 2017November 5, 2017
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

The Reenactment of the Battle of Honey Springs will be November 4–5, 2017. There will be activities throughout the day and the reenactment begins at 1 pm on both days. Admission is $5 for adults; children twelve and under are free. For details about activities, parking, and more visit the visit the Battle Reenactment page. Friday, November 3, 2017, will be an Education Day for students and school groups from 9 am to 3 pm. Education Day is free but…

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June 2018

Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show, Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum

June 8, 2018June 9, 2018
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the re-creation of Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show on June 8 and 9, 2018. Preshow entertainment begins at 7 pm and the Wild West Shows start at 7:30 pm. Stagecoaches will roll amid thundering horse hooves while the lightning of gunfire explodes around Pawnee Bill and his cohorts as the talented performers thrill and amaze audiences at the 2018 Wild West Show. The show will feature reenactments…

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September 2018

A Long Walk in the Sun: Mexican-American War Days, Fort Towson Historic Site

September 28, 2018September 30, 2018
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Fort Towson Historic Site will be the setting for “A Long Walk in the Sun: Mexican-American War Days,” a Mexican-American War encampment September 28–30, 2018. Camps featuring US dragoons, infantry, and artillery, as well as Mexican cavalry and infantry, will be open to the public on Friday, September 28, from 10 am to 3 pm with various demonstrations throughout the day. There will be a skirmish at 1 pm on Saturday, September 29, and a tactical skirmish at 1 pm…

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March 2019

Living History Education Day

March 7, 2019
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Fort Towson will host “Timeline,” living history event on Thursday, March 7, 2019. Educational stations will include reenactors portraying time periods from the fort's beginning in 1824 through the 1870s. Participants can expect to see soldiers in full gear and civilians who dealt with the soldiers at the fort. The reenactors will teach students about the uniforms, weapons, and lifestyles of soldiers, trappers, storekeepers, and other people around the region who were connected to the fort. Visitors will move from station…

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July 2019

Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Celebrating Women of the Wild West Shows

July 26, 2019
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Events will be June 7 and 8, 2019
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

Due to 21” of rain with more projected, the Wild West Show has been postponed until July 26 and 27. Thank you for your understanding. The safety of the performers and spectators is our priority. Tickets now on sale! The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will celebrate the Women of the Wild West Shows with the re-creation of Pawnee Bill’s Original Wild West Show on July 26 and 27, 2019. Preshow entertainment begins at 7 p.m. and the Wild West…

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September 2019

A Long Walk in the Sun: Mexican-American War Days

September 27, 2019, 10 a.m.3 p.m.
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An event every day that begins at 10 a.m., repeating until September 28, 2019

Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Fort Towson Historic Site will be the setting for “A Long Walk in the Sun: Mexican-American War Days,” a Mexican-American War encampment September 27–28, 2019. Camps featuring US dragoons, artillery, cavalry, and infantry. Living history demonstrations and drills will be held each day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about the event, please call John Davis at 580-873-2634 or email jdavis@okhistory.org. Reenactors interested in participating should email garrettmussett@yahoo.com. Fort Towson Historic Site is located north of US…

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March 2020

Federal Frontier Battalion Reenactments *Canceled*

March 20, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until March 22, 2020

Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

These events have been canceled.

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44th Missouri Infantry Reenactments *Canceled*

March 27, 2020
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An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until March 29, 2020

Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

These events have been canceled.

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July 2021

Battle of Honey Springs Memorial Event

July 17, 2021, 10:30 a.m.
Honey Springs Battlefield, 423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426

A memorial service marking 158 years to the day of the Civil War engagement at Honey Springs will be held on Saturday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m. The event is free, open to the public, and will take place outside on the lawn of the Visitor Center. Featured speakers include Honey Springs Battlefield Site Manager Adam Lynn, OHS Executive Director Trait Thompson, and OHS Northeast Regional Director David Fowler. The presentation of colors by the color guard will precede an…

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September 2021

A Long Walk in the Sun: Mexican-American War Days Living History Encampment

September 18, 2021, 10 a.m.2:30 p.m.
Fort Towson Historic Site, HC 63, Box 1580 Fort Towson, OK 74735

Fort Towson Historic Site will be the setting for “A Long Walk in the Sun: Mexican-American War Days” living history Mexican-American War encampment on Saturday, September 18, 2021. The historic site will be open and free to the public on September 18 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with various historic skills demonstrations throughout the day. Woodcutters teaching the skill of felling and cutting a tree, the art of making corn husk dolls, the cooper’s process of making wooden buckets,…

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Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Fest

September 18, 2021, 11 a.m.7 p.m.
Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum, 1141 Pawnee Bill Road Pawnee, OK 74058

The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will celebrate the lives of Gordon W. “Pawnee Bill” Lillie and his wife May Lillie and their famous Wild West Shows with a one-day festival on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the historic original ranch site. Stagecoaches will roll amid thundering horse hooves while the lightning of gunfire explodes around Pawnee Bill, May, and their cohorts as the talented performers…

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February 2022

24th at the Fort

February 19, 10 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Fort Gibson Historic Site, 907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434

On Saturday, February 19, the 24th Missouri Infantry Volunteers will be holding training drills at Fort Gibson Historic Site. The premier reenacting group is made up of living historians who are committed to authentic portrayals of Union soldiers in the Western Theater of the Civil War. The gentlemen of the 24th pay strict attention to detail, especially to the period correctness of their uniforms and equipment. The group travels to one military post each year in order to spend time…

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