Name and titleErica Layton, Superintendent of Historic Sites
Number of months with Jackson County Parks + Rec
Because history is rich and fascinating! History comes down to stories of our past and there is always something new to learn and appreciate about history. Knowing history makes us better informed citizens and teaches us not to repeat the hard lessons and injustices of the past.
There are so many great afternoon day trips it is hard to pick just one, but if I had to pick, I’d suggest families with young children come out to Missouri Town especially this time of year to feed the baby lambs and see the oxen, for other adults Fort Osage offers a beautiful view of the Missouri River and the historic experience of walking where Sacajawea walked and learning about early Missouri history.