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October 20, 2018, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
Historic Fort Osage comes alive with the sound of music from a century ago. Interpreters will help you understand the role that music played in military life at the Fort. Enjoy music from a variety of instruments including the wind ensembles and stringed instruments that have been used throughout American history. Families may also take part in sing-alongs of music from the time period.
Pets are not permitted.
October 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Kemper Outdoor Education Center
Join us for our 25th Anniversary - that's 275 in dog years -- coming in the Year of the Dog! Dogtober Fest 2018 promises to be a doggone good time! Bring your best friend out for a day that celebrates all things canine. Enjoy competitions in dock diving and Frisbee catching -- and see "working dogs" demonstrate how they do their jobs. Other event highlights include the Halloween Costume Contest, the Tails for Trails one-mile dog-walk, Agility, Rally, Canine Good Citizen, and the Blessing of the Animals. In lieu of an admission fee, dog food donations will be accepted for local animal shelters.
October 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - October 28, 2018, 4:30 PM @ Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
Experience the trepidation felt by the soldiers and civilians living at Fort Osage in 1812 as news of imminent war with Great Britain reaches their remote frontier outpost. Unsure if the small garrison can successfully defend the fort, the soldiers form a civilian militia to augment their meager resources. Women begin to store rations and help bolster the military capacity, not knowing if they will have to fight or evacuate, fleeing for their lives! Cannon practice, musket practice and infantry drills keep the soldier “at the ready” for action. This annual event is nationally recognized as one of the most authentic interpretations of the period. Pets are not permitted.