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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Celebrate Spring at Missouri Town 1855 with Children’s Day & Sheep Shearing

The Annual CHILDREN’S DAY and SHEEP SHEARING events at Missouri Town 1855 have merged this year to offer one spectacular day of fun, games and activities guaranteed to bring smiles to kids of all ages, Saturday, May 6, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 28, 2017

Celebrate Spring at Missouri Town 1855 with Children’s Day & Sheep Shearing

CONTACT: Jonathan Klusmeyer 816-229-8980

EVENT: Children’s Day and Sheep Shearing

LOCATION: Missouri Town 1855

8010 East Park Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

DATE: Saturday, May 6, 2017

HOURS: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

ADMISSION: Adults: $7.00, Children (5-13) & Seniors (62+): $4.00; Children Under 5: Free

MISSOURI TOWN 1855 CELEBRATES SPRING WITH

A DAY OF FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

The Annual CHILDREN’S DAY and SHEEP SHEARING events at Missouri Town 1855 have merged this year to offer one spectacular day of fun, games and activities guaranteed to bring smiles to kids of all ages, Saturday, May 6, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Children will delight in the time-honored games typical of mid-1800s including gunny sack races, stilts, tug-of-war and marbles, and an old-fashioned pie-eating contest. Special craft projects such as rope making and tin punching will provide a take-home memento to be treasured for years to come. Young and old alike will be entertained by the Missouri Town Musicians and Dancers, our ox team showing off their skills under the command of our skilled drover, and Dr. Field’s “Good Medicine Show” featuring magic tricks!

Alongside the Children’s Day festivities, this year’s event will feature our resident flock of sheep receiving their spring haircuts. Volunteer interpreters will demonstrate the complete process of wool production from the shearing of the sheep to washing, carding, dyeing and spinning the wool into beautiful woven shawls and other crafts.

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/MissouriTown. 

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. www.MakeYourDayHere.com/MissouriTown 

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