FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2019
Contact: Marshanna Smith
Jackson County Parks + Rec presents Discover Fort Osage!
New event celebrates County’s first National Historic Landmark
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Parks + Rec is excited to present “Discover Fort Osage!” on Saturday, September 21, a new event for guests of all ages to explore the history of Jackson County’s first National Historic Landmark.
The event will feature seven themed micro-tours, children’s story times led by Mid-Continent Public Library, crafts and living history demonstrations. Guests can also enjoy the sounds of old-time music from local mother/daughter duo “The East Creek Girls,” painting a scene inspired by the Fort’s Missouri River views with Happy Trees Painting Company and a tug-of-war competition.
What: Discover Fort Osage!
When: Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
107 Osage Street, Sibley, MO 64088
Cost: Adults – $8
Seniors (62 and older) – $4
Youth (5-13) – $4
Children 4 and under – Free
On-site Mary McMurray – (816) 564-2130
Contact: Superintendent, Historic Sites & Outdoor Education
Other event highlights include tomahawk throwing, historic games, medallion making, wax flint knapping, living history interpretation, blacksmithing, historic cooking and self-guided museum tours. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit www.makeyourdayhere.com/fortosage.
About Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
Built in 1808, under the direction of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition, Fort Osage served a dual role as both a military garrison and a trade center.
Today, authentically attired historical interpreters take visitors on a journey through Fort Osage’s past. Visitors will enjoy breathtaking views of the reconstructed historic site that overlooks the Missouri River as they learn about the daily life of military, civilian and Native American populations at Fort Osage and explore museum exhibits at the Fort Osage Education Center in Sibley, MO.
The Fort Osage National Historic Landmark is owned and operated by Jackson County Parks + Rec, the third-largest county parks system in the country.