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Posted on: April 12, 2018

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents Historic Sibley Cemetery Tour at Fort Osage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

mhester@jacksongov.org 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Parks + Rec will host its annual Sibley Cemetery Tour at the Fort Osage National Historic Landmark, highlighting notable internments in our area’s most historic cemetery. The Sibley Cemetery is the oldest in Jackson County and the oldest Euro-American cemetery in Western Missouri, offering the perfect setting for learning about our early history.

What: Historic Sibley Cemetery Tour

When: Saturday, April 21

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Where: Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

107 Osage Street, Sibley, MO 64088

Cost: Tour is included with $8 adult admission fee

$4 admission fee for youth and seniors

On-site Contact: Fred Goss – (816) 650-3278, ext. 2

Fort Osage Site Administrator, Historic Sites Division

During the walking tour, our professional staff and volunteers will offer insight into the gravesites of soldiers from Fort Osage, Fort Atkinson and Nebraska, as well as area residents well into the 20th century. Light refreshments will be served for those attending.

About Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

The Fort Osage National Historic Landmark is owned and operated by Jackson County Parks + Rec, the third-largest county park system in the country on 22,000 acres. Services at the site 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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