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October 19, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
A new event highlighting preparing and preserving food for the winter months. Take in the tantalizing smells of cooking using an open fire, a “tin kitchen”, and on a stone hearth while you help make part of the meal. Rediscover the variety of historic food preservation methods used for hundreds of years. Take home popular recipes from early American kitchens to make for your family.
October 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Kemper Outdoor Education Center
Dogtober Fest 2019 promises to be a doggone good time! Bring your best friend out for a day that celebrates all things canine. Enjoy competitions in dock diving and Frisbee catching -- and see "working dogs" demonstrate how they do their jobs. Other event highlights include the Halloween Costume Contest, the Tails for Trails one-mile dog-walk, Agility, Rally, Canine Good Citizen, and the Blessing of the Animals. In lieu of an admission fee, dog food donations will be accepted for local animal shelters.
October 21, 2019, 12:15 PM @ Jackson County Courthouse
Presentation by Brian Gaddie, Director of Public Works
October 21, 2019, 12:30 PM @ Jackson County Courthouse
October 21, 2019, 12:40 PM @ Jackson County Courthouse
October 21, 2019, 12:45 PM @ Jackson County Courthouse
October 21, 2019, 12:50 PM @ Jackson County Courthouse
October 21, 2019, 12:55 PM @ Jackson County Courthouse
October 21, 2019, 1:00 PM @ Jackson County Courthouse
The Jackson County Legislature will hold its regular weekly meeting. The nine County Legislators are responsible for all legislative duties in the county, including the introduction and enactment of all county resolutions.
October 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - October 27, 2019, 4:30 PM @ Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
Experience the trepidation felt by the soldiers and civilians living at Fort Osage in 1812 as news of imminent war with Great Britain reaches their remote frontier outpost. Unsure if the small garrison can successfully defend the fort, the soldiers form a civilian militia to augment their meager resources. Women begin to store rations and help bolster the military capacity, not knowing if they will have to fight or evacuate, fleeing for their lives! Cannon practice, musket practice and infantry drills keep the soldier “at the ready” for action. This annual event is nationally recognized as one of the most authentic interpretations of the period.
October 28, 2019, 1:00 PM @ Jackson County Courthouse