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11/07/17

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Contact: David Fowler
Fort Gibson Historic Site, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 918-478-4088
fortgibson@okhistory.org
www.okhistory.org/sites/fortgibson

Fall Bake Day Scheduled for November 11 at Fort Gibson Historic Site

FORT GIBSON, Okla. — Fort Gibson Historic Site will host Fall Bake Day on Saturday, November 11, at 10 a.m. The aroma of fresh-baked bread will fill the air on Garrison Hill as OHS staff and volunteers bring Fort Gibson’s bake house to life. Enjoy bread making demonstrations in the original wood-fired oven from 1863. Visitors can sample the finished product.

Bake Day is a fundraiser and educational event that depicts one aspect of army life during and after the Civil War. Attendees are welcome to bring their own bread to bake in the oven at Fort Gibson, then spend the day viewing a reconstruction of the early log fort as well as original buildings from the 1840s through 1870s. Exhibits detailing the history of the fort are located in the Commissary Visitor Center on Garrison Hill.

For more information about hours and admission please call 918-478-4088 or visit www.okhistory.org/sites/fortgibson. Fort Gibson Historic Site is located at 907 North Garrison Avenue in Fort Gibson, Okla.

Fort Gibson Historic Site 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 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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