FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2018
Contact: Marshanna Hester
Jackson County Parks + Rec hosts Daniel Boone exhibit at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Parks + Rec is proud to host, for the first time, “The Life & Legend of Daniel Boone” exhibit now through June 30th at the Fort Osage National Historic Landmark.
Guests will relive the larger-than-life experiences of the famed American frontiersman, hunter, trapper and explorer through full-color graphic panels throughout the gallery.
What: Daniel Boone Exhibit
When: Now through June 30
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm Tuesday – Sunday
Closed on Mondays
Where: Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
107 Osage Street, Sibley, MO 64088
Cost: Exhibition is included with $8 adult admission fee
$4 admission fee for youth and seniors
On-site Fred Goss – (816) 650-3278, ext. 2
Contact: Fort Osage Site Administrator, Historic Sites Division
Visitors will come to understand who the real Daniel Boone was and how, during his lifetime, he became a national hero who was celebrated by the press and writers into the 20th century. Boone’s tie to Missouri covered more than two decades, including a visit to Fort Osage while on a hunting trip in 1816. Patrons will literally walk in Boone’s footsteps when they visit the reconstructed Fort and Factory trade house.
The Boone exhibit is courtesy of the Kentucky Historical Society’s “Museums on the Go” program, which received funding from the Kentucky Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities for its development. This is the first time that “The Life & Legend of Daniel Boone” exhibit has been on display outside the State of Kentucky.
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.