History in the Park: Celebrating Women’s History
Saturday, March 2, 2024, 10 am-1 pm
Included in admission
Celebrate Women’s History Month with some of the ladies who lived at Fort Lowell in the late 1800s, including the sisters and daughters of prominent Tucson merchant William Oury:
**Louise Gerard, wife of post surgeon and prolific artist Joseph Basil Girard
**Lola Smith (pictured above), wife of the quartermaster Gilbert Cole Smith
Learn about the roles women played at Fort Lowell while it was an active fort, including the duties and responsibilities of the post laundress, the woman that kept the troops clean!
In addition, re-enactors will set up various displays along Cottonwood Lane on the history of Fort Lowell. Displays may include 1800s frontier army, residents of Fort Lowell, faro dealer, and a blacksmith demonstration.