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2020 Wreath Laying Ceremony

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Date: November 21, 2020
Contact: Kevin Mohr, 580-497-2742 x 3003

CHEYENNE, Oklahoma: On Friday, November 27, at 2:00 pm, Washita staff will commemorate the 152nd year after the Battle of the Washita with a wreath laying ceremony. Everyone is invited to come to the Overlook to honor those who lost their lives as a result of the attack that cold November morning.


We all know the basic story; Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and the 7th US Cavalry swept down upon the unsuspecting village of Cheyenne Peace Chief Black Kettle. But when was the last time you watched the film, perused the museum, talked to a Park Ranger, or walked the trail down to the Washita River? On Friday, November 27, join us and #OptOutside on Black Friday and then take a stroll along the park’s trail. Or visit the park store afterwards and pick out a book as a renewed interest in history. We welcome you to your park.


WHAT: Wreath Laying Ceremony

WHEN: Friday, November 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Overlook area on Highway 47A west

Cheyenne, OK


Upcoming Events


WHAT: Park Closures

WHEN: Thursday, November 26, 2020, Friday, December 25, 2020, and Friday, January 1, 2021.

WHERE: Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Visitor Center


WHAT: Washita Intern Clayton Kilgore speaks at Genealogy Club Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, December 3 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Minnie R. Slief Library

Last updated: November 21, 2020

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Mailing Address:

18555 Hwy 47A, Ste. A
Cheyenne, OK 73628


(580) 497-2742

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