Jackson County Parks + Rec takes visitors to Fort Osage back in time for the Grand Festival of Chez les Canses on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fee: $8 Adults; $4 youth (5-13) and seniors (62+); FREE under 4
Location: Fort Osage National Historic Landmark107 Osage StreetSibley MO 64088
Fort Osage is located in Sibley, MO, on the Missouri River, 14 miles northeast of Independence.
Contact: Heather CampbellFort Osage Education Center816-650-3452 www.makeyourdayhere.com
Fort Osage National Historic Landmark will host its annual Grand Festival of Chez les Canses, celebrating the contribution of the French to our regional history, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Long before Lewis and Clark explored our region, French traders navigated the Missouri River and traded with local Native American tribes in the area that is now Kansas City. The Grand Fest event explores the history of those early French explorers who settled at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers in the late 1700s, including a cannon demonstration performed by the French artillery. Skilled interpreters, attired in appropriate late 18th century clothing, will display arts, crafts, music, and customs of these early European explorers and settlers. Fort Osage National Historic Landmark is owned and operated by Jackson County Parks + Rec.