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Wilson Museum Joins Worldwide Community Bake Day on October 16

Castine – Nothing whets the appetite like an ocean breeze with the fragrance of wood smoke and baking biscuits wafting through the air. The Wilson Museum will fire up its outdoor oven on Wednesday, October 16, from 12 to 2 p.m. to bake a variety of sweet and savory biscuits, in connection with the Maine Grain Alliance’s Worldwide Community Bake Day.

Visit the backyard of the historic John and Phebe Perkins House to sample biscuits, or pop in a batch of your own favorite bread—it’s a big oven with room for several loaves—or a pie or two! Top off your treat with homemade crabapple jelly from the Museum’s own apples.

Worldwide Community Bake Day, started by the Maine Grain Alliance in 2019, was created to inspire and empower people to come together and share baking traditions around the world.

The Maine Grain Alliance is a nonprofit organization that began in Skowhegan, Maine, in 2010, with a mission to preserve and promote grain traditions. The Alliance promotes beneficial uses of grain for good health, food independence, and purposeful jobs within viable communities.

This event is free and open to all, rain or shine. (We will move to the Museum’s Hutchins Education Center in case of rain.) For more information call the Museum at 207-326-9247 or email info@wilsonmuseum.org.

 

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The Wilson Museum’s outdoor oven, used for cooking demos through the summer, in the backyard of the historic John and Phebe Perkins House.

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