FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2019
Contact: Marshanna Smith
Celebrate Independence Day at Missouri Town 1855
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Parks + Rec invites you to celebrate Independence Day at Missouri Town 1855. This is a unique opportunity to honor our country’s independence by celebrating those whose hard work and patriotism paved the way for the national holiday we celebrate today.
What: Independence Day 1855
When: Thursday, July 4
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Missouri Town 1855
8010 East Park Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
Cost: Adults - $7
Children (5-13) - $4
Seniors (62 and older) - $4
Children 4 and under - Free
On-site Jonathan Klusmeyer, Jackson County Parks + Rec
Contact: (816) 246-1752
Bring your family and friends to experience the interactive and exciting festivities the day has to offer!
· Grab your quill pen and affix your signature to the Declaration of Independence.
· Join in a salute to our veterans and remember the sacrifices made on the altar of freedom.
· Be inspired as historical interpreters march through the street and “take to the stump” delivering musket salutes and patriotic speeches.
· Enjoy the smells of meals cooked over the hearth and the sounds of the Missouri Town Band as the Missouri Town Dancers delight you with period dance demonstrations.
· Children will enjoy patriotic relays, watermelon seed spitting contests, pie eating contests and a rousing game of Townball, an early American version of baseball.
About Missouri Town 1855
Missouri Town 1855 is an authentic, antebellum farming community owned and operated by Jackson County Parks + Rec. It is comprised of more than 25 authentically-furnished buildings dating from the 1820s to 1860s on 30 picturesque acres in Lee’s Summit, MO, on the east side of Lake Jacomo in Fleming Park.