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Posted on: August 2, 2016

An Agricultural Century Event at Missouri Town 1855

Celebrate 100 years of Missouri’s rich agriculture heritage when Jackson County Parks + Rec presents AN AGRICULTURAL CENTURY (1855-1955): A Celebration of American Farming, Saturday, August 27, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Missouri Town 1855.

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fee: $7 Adults; $4 youths (5-13) and seniors; FREE under 5

Location: Missouri Town 1855, 8010 East Park Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

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Contact: Jonathan Klusmeyer, 816-229-8980 ext. 103 or Linda Goin, 816-246-1752

Celebrate 100 years of Missouri’s rich agriculture heritage when Missouri Town 1855 presents AN AGRICULTURAL CENTURY (1855-1955): A Celebration of American Farming, Saturday, August 27, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

This one-day event offers something for the entire family to enjoy, including:
· Get up-close to oxen, horses and mules, so essential to early farming
· Experience tractors, threshing machines and other machinery used for farming in the 1900s
· Learn about the history of farming in Western Missouri. Enjoy demonstrations in wheat threshing, corn shelling, horse plowing and blacksmithing
· Get hands-on experience through farm chores, and enjoy the view as you move through this historic antebellum village on a free mule shuttle

Event admission is $7 Adults; $4 youths (5-13) and seniors; FREE under 5. Missouri Town 1855 is located at 8010 East Park Road, Lee’s Summit, MO in Jackson County’s Fleming Park, near Lake Jacomo. For more information, call 816-229-8980 or visit makeyourdayhere.com.

Missouri Town 1855 is a historic site and living history museum, owned and operated by Jackson County Parks + Rec, with over 25 authentically furnished structures dating from 1820 to 1860 on 30 picturesque acres. Professional interpreters, dressed in 1850s attire, bring history to life for all who visit Missouri Town 1855.

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