Reenactors Bring History To Life At Fort Gibson Historical Site

Friday, October 9th 2009, 5:35 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

FORT GIBSON, OK -- History is alive in Fort Gibson this weekend.

Reenactors from across Oklahoma and Arkansas are at Fort Gibson. They're recreating life during the Mexican-American war when volunteers from Arkansas manned the post while regular army troops were off fighting.

Reenactors will show visitors the different roles the military and civilians had in the day-to-day operations in the 1840s.

"It was basically maintaining the post while the regulars were gone, making sure nothing fell into disrepair, watching out for whiskey peddlers up here on the river, kind of patrolling the area, maintaining law and order," said Matt Reed, Reenactor.

The event goes through Saturday at the Fort Gibson Historical Site. Admission is $3 for adults, $2.50 for seniors and $1 for students ages six to 18.