More than 1,200 local area students boarded off the bus on Ft. Sill’s post to check out the Frontier Army Days.
There were multiple stations demonstrating what it was like to wash clothes, fire cannons and even how a musket was loaded and shot.
Director of Museums and History Programs Frank Siltman said it gives kids who are used to technology a hands-on approach of what it was like back in the day.
“What I think is important for this is the hands-on learning. They can read a book they can listen to a lecture, even when you come to a museum. You can read an exhibit display, but when you can see it feel it touch it that’s what they’re experiencing today,” Siltman said.
The event kicks off at Saturday 9 a.m. and wraps up at 4 p.m.