The Fort Washita Fur Trade Rendezvous, to be held April 2-6, is a living history event reminiscent of a fur trade rendezvous that was the center of commerce on the early western frontier.
The event will be an instructive program in costumes, survival skills and lifestyles of the period. School days are scheduled for Thursday, April 3 and Friday, April 4.
Schools and groups that pre-register and make reservations will be met upon their arrival and instructed to proceed to the many educational stations.
Participants will travel through the camps where reenactors will be explaining life on the frontier in the early 19th century.
Teachers must accompany their groups and organizers strongly recommend a minimum of one adult for every eight students. To enrich the students’ experience, teachers should prep their students about the history of this era.
Participants can expect to see trappers representing the far northwest mountain areas to the desert southwest as well as traders with French and Spanish influence.
Come experience the sights, sounds and smells of history. Food vendors will be on site. There is no charge for school buses.
There is a $5.00 per car fee. All proceeds go toward preservation projects at Fort Washita. For reservations call the Fort Washita Historic Site at (580) 924-6502.