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Posted on: March 19, 2018

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents War of 1812 Symposium

Take a journey back in time to experience what many historians consider the second American Revolution during the 28th Annual War of 1812 Symposium, hosted by Jackson County Parks + Rec at the Fort Osage National Historic Landmark.

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March 19, 2018

 

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

mhester@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents War of 1812 Symposium

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Take a journey back in time to experience what many historians consider the second American Revolution during the 28th Annual War of 1812 Symposium, hosted by Jackson County Parks + Rec at the Fort Osage National Historic Landmark in partnership with the 1st U.S. Infantry Living History Organization.

This is the longest continuous War of 1812 symposium in the United States. The event is free to the public.

What: 28th Annual War of 1812 Symposium

When: Saturday, March 24; 9:00am – 4:30pm

Sunday, March 25; 9:00am – 2:00pm

Where: Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

107 Osage Street, Sibley, MO 64088

On-site Fred Goss – (816) 650-3278

Contact: Fort Osage Site Administrator, Historic Sites Division

Local and national historians will address the War of 1812’s impact on the State of Missouri and the variety of personalities, military strategies and social conditions that it comprised. Topics include military discipline during the conflict, medical care of U.S. troops garrisoned at Fort Osage, the impact of the Treaties of Portage Des Sioux in 1815 on the Osage Nation, the fall and burning of Fort Niagara and the life and death of Captain James Callaway at a battle near Arrow Rock, Missouri. Dr. Donald Hickey, nationally recognized War of 1812 historian, will discuss the rise of Uncle Sam as an American icon.

Those who attend will gain a better understanding of the conflict that witnessed the invasion of Canada by American troops, the burning of Washington, D.C. by British forces, the writing of the Star Spangled Banner and the rise of Dolley Madison as a national hero. For many Native American Indian Nations in and around Missouri, the war was a last ditch effort to retain control of their tribal lands.

The Fort Osage National Historic Landmark is owned and operated by Jackson County Parks + Rec. Services include a museum, year-round living history programs, historic cemetery, curriculum-based education programs for elementary through middle school students, meeting space and a gift store.

For additional details, including directions, visit MakeYourDayHere.com/FortOsage.

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