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Saturday, June 7

Children's Day at Missouri TownChildren's Day &
National Trails Day

Location: Missouri Town 1855
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $5.00Youth 5-13 and Seniors $3.00Under 5 Free
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: missouritown@jacksongov.org

Kids will get a glimpse into simpler times through the time-honored games of yesteryear… tug-of-war, marbles and gunny sack races! A special exhibit exploring Jackson County’s ever-expanding trail system is also included.


Saturday, June 7

Flag Day

Location: Fort Osage
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Special presentations at 10:30 A.M. & 2:00 P.M.
Price: Adults $7.00Youth $4.00Seniors $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email:  fortosage@jacksongov.org

Learn about proper flag etiquette and explore a display of flags representing different periods of American history. Our knowledgeable staff will answer questions and provide valuable historic information about our nation’s enduring symbol.


Monday, June 16 through Saturday, June 20

Project Archaeology
Teaching Archaelolgy through the Common Core workshop for Teachers, Interpreters & Museum Docents

Location: Fort Osage Education Center
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:0 p.m. Each Day
Price: $45.00
          $30.00 for full-time students 
Phone: (816) 650-3452 x3 
Email: jpeterson@jacksongov.org

Jackson County Parks + Rec, the Truman Library, and the Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum invite you to take an exciting trip back in time! Practice the basics of scientific inquiry using archaeological data.  Learn how archaeologists investigate and interpret past cultures and peoples. Finally, learn how to incorporate all of this into your classrooms or other settings. Archaeology is an excellent tool for engaging youth in science education. CLICK HERE for more information.   


Missouri Town Independence DayFriday, July 4

Independence Day

Location: Missouri Town 1855
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $5.00Youth 5-13 and Seniors $3.00Under 5 Free
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: missouritown@jacksongov.org

Experience Independence Day 1850’s style at our historic antebellum Missouri village. This 1850’s celebration provides the perfect setting for a fun-filled day of activities. Highlight your day when you join in our July Fourth Parade along the village streets!


Independence Day at Fort OsageFriday, July 4

Independence Day

Location: Fort Osage
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $7.00Youth $4.00Seniors $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email:  fortosage@jacksongov.org

Celebrate the anniversary of American Independence at Fort Osage. Interpretive demonstrations highlighting life on the early 19th Century frontier to include musket and cannon demonstrations, and patriotic speeches, make this a perfect place to celebrate our country’s Independence!  


Saturday, August 9

Summer Nature Walks

Location: Fort Osage
Time: 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $7.00Youth $4.00Seniors $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

Summer’s flora and fauna will be emphasized as our naturalist takes visitors on a guided tour along the banks of the Missouri River highlighting both indigenous and invasive species. Hiking shoes, camera and insect repellant will be the perfect companions for this unique offering! 


Saturday, August 16

Archaeology Day – "Digging the Past"

Location: Fort Osage
Time: 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. 
Price: Adults $7.00Youth $4.00Seniors $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

Professional archaeologists will present an overview of over 60 years of investigations which have enabled historians to establish both the historic and pre-historic history of this nationally recognized historic site. With ongoing surveys, the Fort is still revealing its secrets!


Grand FestivalSaturday, September 27

Grand Festival of
Chez les Canses

Location: Fort Osage
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $7.00Youth $4.00Seniors $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

Explore how early French settlers lived at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers in the late 1700s. Re-enactors will interpret everyday life skills common on the frontier. Artisans will display custom made objects, both decorative and utilitarian, which were essential to these early settlers. 


Saturday, October 4 - Sunday, October 5

39th Annual Missouri Town 1855
Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts and Music

Missouri Town FestivalLocation: Missouri Town 1855
Time:
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price:  $10.00 per car/van$20.00 per school/commercial bus
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: missouritown@jacksongov.org

Celebrate the arrival of fall at Missouri Town 1855!  Enjoy 1850’s music and dance, horse drawn buggy rides, hot-spiced cider, children’s games, period arts and crafts, and fun-filled hay rides. Now in its 39th year, the Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival is one of our region’s longest running consecutive festivals!
No Pets Allowed.


Friday, October 24 - Saturday, October 25

Spirits From The Past

Location: Missouri Town 1855  
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: $10.00 per personAdvance Reservations only.
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: missouritown@jacksongov.org

As darkness envelops Missouri Town, the village comes alive with goblins, ghosts and other spooky creatures. Visitors will encounter a variety of unworldly sights and sounds at this fun-filled family oriented Halloween event. Complimentary hot cider and a special appearance by Edgar Allen Poe are but a prelude to the haunted hayride that concludes this night of surprises. Advance reservations required!


Saturday, October 25 - Sunday, October 26

Militia Muster28th Annual Fall Muster

Location: Fort Osage
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $7.00Youth $4.00Seniors $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

Executed with historical accuracy, this annual re-enactment relives events surrounding the prelude to the War of 1812, as Fort Osage hears for the first time war has been declared with Britain. Musket and cannons are made ready, civilians are conscripted and both residents and soldiers stationed at this remote frontier outpost are on alert. Visitors can literally feel the tension of the unknown and share the fear and excitement with our re-enactors as Fort Osage prepares for war! 


Saturday, December 13

Missouri Town ChristmasMissouri Town 1855  –
"A Christmas Celebration"

Location: Missouri Town 1855
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price:  Adults $5.00Youth 5-13 and Seniors $3.00Under 5 free
Phone: (816) 503-4860 
Email: missouritown@jacksongov.org

The Christmas customs of English, German and French settlers are brought to life in this historic antebellum community. The smell of wood burning fireplaces, period music and authentic decorations, make this a “must attend” holiday experience.  A special visit and candy treat from “Belsnickle” will thrill children of all ages.

 

 
       
 

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