February 28, 2022
Contact: Jennifer Frazee
Fort Gibson Historic Site, Oklahoma Historical Society
Fort Gibson Historic Site to Host Bake Day on March 5
FORT GIBSON, Okla. — On Saturday, March 5, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the smell of fresh-baked bread will once again permeate Fort Gibson Historic Site. Bake Day, an educational fundraiser, is a unique and delicious experience for the public to enjoy. Staff will operate the oven all day Saturday, and the fresh loaves will be available around noon and 3:30 p.m. from the tent in front of the bake house. Fort Gibson coffee mugs will also be for sale at the tent, with a complimentary sample tasting of beans included with purchase while supplies last.
Fresh bread and beans are not the only reason to visit the site, as our guests will discover while touring the rest of the grounds. At the log fort, many of the rooms have been furnished to illustrate what life was like for the various people who once lived on-site. Visitors will be able to view furnished officers’ quarters, married soldiers’ quarters, enlisted men’s barracks, and even the guest spaces where notable visitors stayed while passing through the territory. Other buildings include the barracks, which contains the mess hall where soldiers took their meals; magazine, where munitions were stored; and commissary, where goods were sold. The tour wraps up at the bakehouse, where guests can witness breathtaking views across the Neosho and Arkansas Rivers to Agency Hill. We look forward to enjoying this Fort Gibson tradition with you!
For more information please call 918-478-4088. Fort Gibson Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark, is located at 907 N. Garrison Ave. in Fort Gibson.
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 and its people. 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.