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Release Date: May 07, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

  • Fort Washita, in Bryan County, stands guard over the Texas frontier as it has since its establishment in 1842. The entrance to the fort was constructed in the late 1960s, over a century after the raising of the original stone barracks, surgeon’s quarters and other structures. Today, the site is managed by the Chickasaw Nation and is host to family-friendly events throughout the year, like the May 12 community movie.

DURANT, Okla. -- The Chickasaw Nation will host an outdoor showing of the 2017 movie “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature,” 8 p.m., Saturday, May 12, at Ft. Washita, 3348 State Rd 199.

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the event, which is open to the public at no charge. Complimentary popcorn and refreshments will be available.

The evening’s film is an animated comedy adventure where a group of animals hatch a plan to protect their local park. The main characters, a squirrel and pug, are voiced by Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph.

Ft. Washita can be found between Tishomingo and Durant, near Lake Texoma and the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge.

It was established in 1842. Multiple historic structures remain on the Ft. Washita grounds, including a hospital, surgeon's quarters, and barracks--all constructed with stone.

For more information, contact history and culture at 580-924-6502.

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