News Feature

Originally published in Castine Patriot, October 11, 2019
Wilson Museum joins Worldwide Community Bake Day

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, according to a news release from the museum.

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 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 326-9247 or email />