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03/14/16

NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Omar Reed
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-478-4088
oreed@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org/fortgibson

Bake Day at Fort Gibson

FORT GIBSON, Okla. Fort Gibson Historic Site and the Friends of Fort Gibson will host Bake Day on Saturday, March 26, beginning at 10 a.m. Bake Day is a fundraiser and educational event that depicts one aspect of army life during and after the Civil War. The aroma of fresh baked bread will fill the air on Garrison Hill as Fort Gibson staff and volunteers bring a bake house to life. This living history presentation details the bread making process, with Rory Montgomery explaining how to bake bread in an old wood-fired stone oven. Guests can enjoy bread baking demonstrations and sample the finished product. Children can attempt to make “shake ’em up” butter. Visitors also may bring their own bread to bake in the wood-fired oven at Fort Gibson, then spend the day viewing a reconstruction of the early log fort. Exhibits detailing the history of the Civil War are located in the Commissary Visitor Center on Garrison Hill. For more information please call 918-478-4088 or email oreed@okhistory.org. Fort Gibson, a National Historic Landmark, is located at 907 N. Garrison in Fort Gibson, Okla.

Fort Gibson is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.





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