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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents Grand Festival of Chez les Canses

Chez Canses


September 18, 2018

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930 


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.


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