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Posted on: October 24, 2019

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents 33rd Annual Fort Osage Fall Muster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 23, 2019

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Marshanna Smith, Public Information Officer

(816) 881-1391

msmith@jacksongov.org

 

Fred Goss, Ft. Osage Site Administrator

(816) 650-3278

fwgoss@jacksongov.org

 

Jackson County Parks + Rec presents 33rd Annual Fort Osage Fall Muster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Fort Osage National Historic Landmark will come alive during the 33rd Annual Fall Muster this weekend, October 26 and 27, presented by Jackson County Parks + Rec and the 1st U.S. Infantry Living History Organization.

More than 40 reenactors and living historians will recreate a full day of activity at the Fort from more than 200 years ago. Experiences include cannon firing, musket drill and firing, mounting of the guard and the issuing of the whiskey ration.

What: 33rd Annual Fort Osage Fall Muster

When: Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 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


This family-friendly event will ignite all of your senses — from the smell of savory meals prepared using historic techniques and ingredients, to the sounds of officer commands and the sights of traditional uniforms.

This annual event is nationally recognized as one of the most authentic interpretations of the period and draws participants from across the Midwest because of its historic and scenic location. For additional information, 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.

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