We are currently closed to the public.
The first priority of the Oklahoma Historical Society is the health and safety of our patrons, volunteers, and staff. We stand with our fellow Oklahomans in the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. We have closed our sites and affiliates to the public through April 30.
In an effort to minimize gatherings, all OHS-sponsored events are canceled or postponed through May 2, and some events have been canceled beyond that date. We are posting all changes on our events calendar to keep you updated as the situation develops.
Thank you for your support and for being part of the OHS community.
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44th Missouri Infantry Reenactments *Canceled*
An event every day that begins at 12 a.m., repeating until March 29, 2020
These events have been canceled.
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.