Fort Gibson's Historic Site To Hold Encampment

Monday, October 5th 2009, 11:30 am
By: News On 6

FORT GIBSON, OK -- The Fort Gibson Historic Site will once again be filled with troops for their 2009 Fall Encampment, October 9 and 10.

Organizers say this year's event portrays the occupation of Fort Gibson by the Arkansas Militia while regular army troops were fighting the U.S.-Mexican War. 

Living history presenters from Oklahoma and Arkansas will encamp in and around the log fort to show visitors the roles played by infantry, mounted troops, artillery, and various civilians attached to the post during the 1840's. 

Planned presentations include firing demonstrations, horsemanship, blacksmithing, medicine and cooking.

Friday will be set aside as Education day.

The Fall Encampment is presented by the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Sixth Infantry Living History Association and the Friends of Fort Gibson.  

Fort Gibson Historic Site is located on State Highway 80 in Fort Gibson.

Special admission for Education day on Friday will be $1.00 each for everyone.

Regular admission resumes Saturday, and is $3.00 for adults, $2.50 for seniors (65 +), and $1.00 for students 6-18. Children 5 and under are admitted free.

For more information call 918-478-4088 or check out their web site.