44th Missouri Infantry Reenactments
An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until March 29, 2020
Fort Gibson Historic Site will host two Civil War events in March. The Federal Frontier Battalion will occupy the stockade area on March 20–22. For visitors unable to come that weekend, the 44th Missouri will be on-hand March 27–29. Soldiers will practice skills used during the Civil War to provide visitors with a quality reenactment, much like the one at Honey Springs Battlefield near Checotah. Guests with an interest in reenacting are welcome to ask questions. Public support is appreciated, and you never know—you might discover a new hobby!
As an added attraction, Saturday, March 28, is Bake Day. Beginning at 10 a.m. the aroma of fresh-baked bread will fill the air on Garrison Hill as Oklahoma Historical Society staff and volunteers bring the bakehouse to life. Enjoy bread-making demonstrations in the original wood-fired oven from 1863. Visitors can even sample the finished product, and may be drafted to help in the baking!
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.