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Saturday, March 21

Fort Osage at Night NEW!

Location: Fort Osage Education CenterSibley Missouri
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Price: Adults $7.00Youth $4.00Seniors $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

Experience an evening at Fort Osage as our staff and period-attired interpreters demonstrate how the occupants of this remote outpost on the American Frontier existed after dark.

Saturday & Sunday, March 21 & 22

25th Annual War of 1812 Symposium

Location: Fort OsageSibley, Missouri
Time: 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Price: No Charge
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org 

Scholars and historians share how the War of 1812 impacted life on the Western Frontier. CLICK HERE for more information.

April 15-19

Coalition of Historic Trekkers

Location: Fort Osage Education CenterSibley Missouri
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Daily
Price: Adults $7.00Youth $4.00Seniors $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

Gain a better understanding of how early frontier explorers managed daily life skills as re-enactors from around the country gather at Fort Osage.

Saturday, April 18

Historic Sibley Cemetery Clean-Up Day NEW!

Location: Fort Osage Education CenterSibley Missouri
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Price: No Charge
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

Become a Fort Osage Volunteer and help preserve the oldest cemetery in Jackson County. Founded in 1810, the Sibley Cemetery, which lies adjacent to Fort Osage, had been in continual use for over 200 years. Using provided equipment and staff guidance, help clean headstones and learn about historic cemetery preservation. 

 

Saturday, April 25

ToursHistoric Sibley Cemetery Tours

Location: Fort Osage Education CenterSibley Missouri
Time: 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $7.00Youth $4.00Seniors $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

Explore Jackson County’s oldest cemetery, and learn about some of its famous internments, from our knowledgeable curator. The symbolism behind some of the historic gravestones will also be shared during the guided tour.  
 

Saturday, May 2

Sheep ShearingSheep Shearing

Location: Missouri Town 1855Fleming Park 
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $5.00Youth 5-13 and Seniors $3.00Under 5, Free
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: missouritown@jacksongov.org

Artisans will demonstrate the entire process of making wool from the shearing of the flock and washing of the fleece to carding, spinning, dyeing and weaving. Handcrafted fiber pieces are available for purchase.

 

Saturday, May 2

ArrowheadsArtifact Identification Day

Location: Fort Osage Education CenterSibley, Missouri
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Price: Adults $7.00Youth $4.00Seniors $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

Have you ever wondered about the history of old arrowheads and other artifacts you might have collected? Professional archaeologists will inspect your treasures and tell you their approximate age and by whom they were crafted.

 

Saturday, May 9

Spring Nature Walks

Location: Fort OsageSibley, Missouri
Time: 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $7.00Youth $4.00Seniors $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org 

Learn about the flora and fauna surrounding Fort Osage and enjoy a guided hike along the Banks of the Missouri River.  Special attention will be given to local species found during the Lewis & Clark Expedition of1804-1806.

May 14-17

Historic Art & Arms

Location: Fort Osage Education CenterSibley, Missouri
Time:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Price: Adults $7.00Youth $4.00Seniors $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org 

This Pre-1815 event is presented by and for re-enactors who appreciate the skills and craftsmanship it took to build a nation.  Quality makers and artisans may include gun builders, quill workers, blacksmiths, bowyers, potters, knife makers, carpenters, horn makers, leatherworkers, painters, tailors, tanners, weavers and other primitive arts and skills.   

Saturday, June 6

Children's Day & National Trails Day

Children's DayLocation: Missouri Town 1855Fleming Park
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $5.00Youth 5-13 and Seniors $3.00Under 5 Free
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: missouritown@jacksongov.org

Kids will get a glimpse into simpler times through the time-honored games of yesteryear… tug-of-war, marbles and gunny sack races!  A special exhibit exploring Jackson County’s ever-expanding trail system is also included.

 

Saturday, June 13

Flag Day

Location: Fort OsageSibley, Missouri
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  Special presentations at 10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Price: Adults $7.00Youth $4.00Seniors $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

Learn about proper flag etiquette and explore a display of flags representing different periods of American history.    Our knowledgeable staff will answer questions and provide valuable historic information about our nation’s enduring symbol.

 June 22-26

Archaeology in the Classroom

Location: Fort Osage Education Center - Sibley, Missouri
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Price: $45 Regular; $35 Student;
          $60 per Credit Hour (2 Graduate Level Credits Available)
Phone: (816) 650-3452, Ext 2
Email: jpeterson@jacksongov.org

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This workshop series provides an exciting trip back in time for Teachers, Interpreters and Museum Docents. Learn to engage your students in science education by putting the basics of scientific inquiries into practice.  Workshop includes two days at Fort Osage Education Center, one day at the Truman Library, and one day (optional) at the Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum.

 

Saturday, July 4

Missouri Town 1855 Independence DayIndependence Day

Location: Missouri Town 1855Fleming Park
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $5.00Youth 5-13 and Seniors $3.00Under 5, Free
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: missouritown@jacksongov.org

Experience Independence Day in the 1850’s at this historic antebellum village.  The Missouri Town 1855 celebration provides the perfect setting for a fun-filled day of activities. Highlight your day when you join in our July Fourth Parade along the village streets! 

 

Saturday, July 4

Fort Osage Independence DayIndependence Day

Location: Fort OsageSibley, Missouri
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $7.00Youth $4.00Seniors $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org  

Celebrate the anniversary of American Independence at Fort Osage.  Interpretive demonstrations highlighting life on the early 19th century frontier to include musket and cannon demonstrations, and patriotic speeches, make this a perfect place to celebrate our country’s Independence!

 

Saturday, August 8

Summer Nature Walks

Location: Fort OsageSibley, Missouri
Time: 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $7.00Youth $4.00Seniors $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

Summer’s flora and fauna will be emphasized as our naturalist takes visitors on a guided tour along the banks of the Missouri River, highlighting both indigenous and invasive species. Hiking shoes, camera and insect repellant will be the perfect companions for this unique offering!

 

Saturday, August 15

Archaeology Day

Location: Fort OsageSibley, Missouri
Price: Adults $7.00Youth $4.00Seniors $3.00
Time: 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

Professional archaeologists will present an overview of over 60 years of investigations which have enabled historians to establish both the historic and pre-historic history of this nationally recognized historic site.

 

Saturday, August 29

An Agricultural Century NEW!

Location: Missouri Town 1855Fleming Park
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $5.00Youth 5-13 and Seniors $3.00Under 5, Free
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: missouritown@jacksongov.org

Discover Missouri’s rich heritage as an agricultural state as Missouri Town 1855 takes you on a 100 year agricultural journey. From ox teams in yoke to steam engines and gasoline powered tractors, experience the rapid evolution of farming in the Midwest during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

 

Saturday, September 26

Grand Festival of Chez les Canses

ChezLocation: Fort OsageSibley, Missouri
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Price: $7.00 Adults$4.00 Youth$3.00 Seniors
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

Explore how early French settlers lived at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers in the late 1700s.  Re-enactors will interpret everyday life skills common on the frontier.  Artisans will display custom made wares, both decorative and utilitarian, which were essential to these early settlers.

 

Saturday, October 3 - Sunday, October 4

40th Annual Missouri Town 1855
Festival of Arts, Crafts and Music

Fall FestivalLocation: Missouri Town 1855Fleming Park
Time:
  Saturday, October 310:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  Sunday, October 411:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Price: $10.00 per car/van$20.00 per school/commercial bus
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: missouritown@jacksongov.org

Celebrate the arrival of fall at Missouri Town 1855!  Enjoy 1850’s music and dance, horse drawn buggy rides, hot-spiced cider, children’s games, period arts and crafts, and fun-filled hay rides.  Now in its 40th year, the Missouri Town 1855 Fall Festival is one of our region’s longest running consecutive festivals!  Please, no pets.

 

Friday, October 23 - Saturday, October 24

Spirits From The PastSpirits from the Past

Location: Missouri Town 1855Fleming Park 
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Price: $10.00 per person. Advance Reservations only.
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: missouritown@jacksongov.org

As darkness envelops Missouri Town, the village comes alive with goblins, ghosts and other spooky creatures.  Visitors will encounter a variety of unworldly sights and sounds at this fun-filled family oriented Halloween event.  Complimentary hot cider and a special appearance by Edgar Allen Poe are but a prelude to the haunted hayride that concludes this night of surprises.  Advance reservations required!

 

Saturday, October 24 - Sunday, October 25

MusterAnnual Fall Muster

Location: Fort OsageSibley, Missouri
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Price: Adults $7.00Youth $4.00Seniors $3.00
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: fortosage@jacksongov.org

Executed with historical accuracy, this annual re-enactment relives events surrounding the prelude to the War of 1812, as Fort Osage hears for the first time war has been declared with Britain.  Musket and cannons are made ready, civilians are conscript, and both residents and soldiers stationed at this remote frontier outpost are on alert.  Visitors can literally feel the tension of the unknown and share the fear and excitement with our re-enactors as Fort Osage prepares for war!

 

Saturday, December 12

Missouri Town ChristmasA Christmas Celebration

Location: Missouri Town 1855Fleming Park
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Price: Adults $5.00Youth 5-13 and Seniors $3.00Under 5 free
Phone: (816) 503-4860
Email: missouritown@jacksongov.org

The Christmas customs of English, German and French settlers are brought to life in this historic antebellum community. The smell of wood burning fireplaces, period music and authentic decorations, make this a “must attend” holiday experience.  A special visit and candy treat from “Belsnickle” will thrill children of all ages.

 
       
 

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