If you've been on Ferris Avenue near the Museum of the Great Plains in Lawton, OK. lately, you may have seen all the activity and increased traffic. A lot of people are curious as to what's going on and why things are so busy at the museum. We have a film crew in town shooting some movie scenes and using the 'Trading Post' at the museum as their location. The movie is called 'Washington's Armor' and will be released in 2022.

'Washington's Armor' will tell the tale of George Washington's younger years, about 20 or so years prior to the Revolutionary War. It's basically the origin story of the most famous Founding Father and how he overcame all the challenges and trials to become our Nation's first President and the Father of our Country.

TSM Lawton: Jeri Anderson
TSM Lawton: Jeri Anderson
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So what does Washington's past have to do with Lawton, Fort Sill, and the museum? As it turns out the 'Trading Post' at the museum makes for the perfect location to film scenes that will highlight the time Washington spent at Fort Le Boeuf which was founded by the French back in 1753.

After seeing pictures of the 'Trading Post' it was decided that it would be ideal to represent Fort Le Boeuf in the film. How cool is that? This will be the first film project or movie shot in Lawton, Fort Sill after the city achieved its "Film Friendly City" certification from the Oklahoma Film + Music Office.

You can hit play on the video above for the official trailer for 'Washington's Armor.' I'm looking forward to seeing it and seeing our 'Trading Post' in the movie along with several locals as movie extras. The new film will be released on February 21st, 2022 (02-21-22) on President's Day, how appropriate is that?

They'll be in town shooting over the next couple of days. If you're interested in becoming an extra in the movie you can get all the details below from the official press release below from the City of Lawton: Arts & Humanity Division. It may be too late for that, but you never know. You can also visit the official 'Washington's Armor' website to stay up to date with everything that's going on and details on the release.

City of Lawton- Arts & Humanities Division
City of Lawton- Arts & Humanities Division
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City of Lawton- Arts & Humanities Division
City of Lawton- Arts & Humanities Division
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Things To Do In Lawton - Fort Sill

Odds are, if you live here long enough, you'll simply forget how much awesomeness surrounds this community. It's like getting tired of an old toy, the new simply wears off... but, no matter what time of year it is, here are some things to do when you come to Lawton - Fort Sill

Look inside this Epic Eastside estate for sale in Lawton, OK.

Take a look inside of the most expensive house for sale in Lawton, Fort Sill. This mini-mansion is an epic Eastside estate that's listed for $1,500,000 by Jeanne Rock of Re/Max Professionals. If you've been on the Eastside on Flowermound Road you may have seen this house, it's located at 610 N.E. Flowermound Road. It's a 3,900 square foot, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 living room, 3 car garage home that sits on 54 plus acres! If you'd like to see what $1,500,000 would buy you take a virtual tour, scroll through all the photos below:

The Dreadful Downtown Hauntings of Lawton, OK.

When it comes to ghost tales and hauntings Lawton, Fort Sill has more than a few scary stories to tell. The most active hauntings and paranormal/supernatural occurrences that have been reported seem to be centered around downtown Lawton. If you've lived here a while I'm sure you've heard a few of these terrifying tales yourself. If not check out the photo gallery below of the dreadful downtown hauntings of Lawton, OK.

Where to Find the many murals by Justin Hackney's Spreading PAINT in Lawton, Fort Sill.

If you've driven around town you've probably seen all the murals we have in Lawton, Fort Sill. If you take the time to look you'll notice that they're everywhere. We're lucky to have so many talented artists that share their work with us regularly by painting murals. One name you've probably heard before is Justin Hackney and Spreading PAINT. His work of masterful murals can be found all over town. He's done some of the very best and has painted everything from rock stars to celebrities and everything in between. He has a style all his own and has painted murals in full color, vivid transposed negative style, and in black and white. Be on the lookout for his latest mural masterpiece he's going to keep painting them so long as people want them and there's wall space. Looking forward to seeing his next one! Check out the gallery below of Justin Hackney's Spreading PAINT murals and where to find them. We'll continue to add to the gallery as he paints them.