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“Candles on Post” living history program

September 24, 10 a.m.3 p.m.

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On Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to noon, and again from 1-3 p.m., the last September living history program will focus on the use of candles. Watch a candle-making demonstration in the palisade kitchens while learning about the differences between candles made of beeswax and those made of tallow. In candle making, wick preparation is the key to longer burning candles, and the use of herbs and scents was a 19th-century way of keeping pests away.

Before the advent of electricity, fire in its many forms was used to light up the darkness on the frontier. People on post at Fort Gibson used candles, lamps, and the light of their fireplaces to complete their evening tasks such as reading, writing, sewing, and mending.

This program is included in the price of admission. There are many buildings to tour at the historic site including the commissary, bakehouse, magazine, and barracks as well as the many furnished rooms located within the palisade walls. Fort Gibson Historic Site is open from 10 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

Fort Gibson Historic Site is open from 10 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

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Date:
September 24
Time:
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Fort Gibson Historic Site
907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434
918-478-4088
www.okhistory.org/fortgibson