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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Celebrate Spring with Family Fun at Missouri Town 1855

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 19, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Parks + Rec invites you to enjoy a day of fun for the entire family at its annual Children’s Day & Sheep Shearing event on Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

What: Children’s Day and Sheep Shearing 

When: Saturday, May 1 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: Jenna Peterson Riley, Jackson County Parks + Rec

Contact: jpetersonriley@jacksongov.org (816) 524-8770

Spring has sprung and it is time to celebrate! Visit Missouri Town 1855, an open-air living history museum spread across 30 acres, and learn about life in the 19th century. Children will delight in the time-honored games and crafts typical of the mid-1800s including stilts, egg races, tin punching, log sawing, and more. The whole family will enjoy listening to period music, touring the heirloom plant gardens, and meeting our heritage breed livestock, including our team of oxen – Studebaker and Weber! 

Alongside our Children’s Day festivities, Missouri Town 1855 will also feature its resident flock of sheep receiving their spring haircuts. Living history interpreters dressed in historical clothing will demonstrate the complete process of wool production from sheep to shawl.

Concessions will be available to purchase. Masks and social distancing are required. For additional information, call (816) 229-8980 or visit online at MakeYourDayHere.com/MissouriTown.

About Missouri Town 1855

Missouri Town 1855 is a historic site and living history museum, owned and operated by Jackson County Parks + Rec, with over 25 authentically furnished structures dating from 1820 to 1860 on 30 picturesque acres. Professional interpreters, dressed in 1850s attire, bring history to life for all who visit. Missouri Town 1855 is located in Lee’s Summit, MO on the east side of Lake Jacomo in Fleming Park.

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