FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2018
Contact: Marshanna Hester
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Parks + Rec will host its annual Grand Festival of Chez les Canses, celebrating the contribution of the French to our regional history, at the Fort Osage National Historic Landmark on Saturday, September 22.
What: Grand Festival of Chez les Canses
When: Saturday, September 22
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
107 Osage Street, Sibley, MO 64088
Cost: Adults: $8
Youth (5-13): $4
Seniors (62 and older): $4
Children 4 and under: Free
On-site Fred Goss – (816) 229-8980
Contact: Site Administrator, Historic Sites Division
Long before Lewis and Clark explored our region, French traders navigated the Missouri River and traded with local Native American tribes in the area that is now Kansas City. The Grand Fest event explores the history of those early French explorers who settled at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers in the late 1700s, including a cannon demonstration performed by the French artillery. Skilled interpreters, attired in appropriate late 18th century clothing, will display arts, crafts, music and customs of these early European explorers and settlers. For additional details, visit the Jackson County Parks + Rec website.
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 parks system in the country on 22,000 acres. Located on the banks of the scenic Missouri River, 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.