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“What a Mess” living history program

October 29, 2022, 10 a.m.3 p.m.

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On Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 1 to 3 p.m.,  this late October living history program will be focused on the mess hall of Fort Gibson. Learn the types of foods available at the post during the 19th century. Kitchen staff will be stoking the kitchen fires and cooking delicious recipes from pork, potatoes, dried fruits and vegetables, and making coffee. Living historians will be demonstrating the skills of military cooks who prepared and fed the many soldiers assigned to their mess.

Demonstrations and programs are free with regular admission. Other buildings open for touring are the Commissary, Bakehouse, Magazine, and Barracks, as well as the many furnished rooms located within the palisade walls.

Fort Gibson Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark, is located at 907 N. Garrison Ave. in Fort Gibson. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students aged 5–18. Active-duty military and veterans with military ID, as well as members of the OHS with a membership card, enjoy free admission. Please call 918-478-4088 for more information.

Staff photos by E. Moxley


October 29, 2022
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Fort Gibson Historic Site
907 North Garrison Avenue Fort Gibson, OK 74434