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Spring Bake Day
April 8, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
On Saturday, April 8, 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 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 bakehouse. There is no cost to sample the fresh-baked bread, but donations are appreciated. Fort Gibson coffee mugs will 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. At the log fort, many of the rooms have been furnished to illustrate what life was like for the various people who once lived at the outpost. 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. Guests can take in the breathtaking views across the Neosho and Arkansas Rivers to Agency Hill.
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. Click below to view the online publication CROSSSROADS, issue No. 7, to learn more about bread baking at the Fort Gibson Historic Site.