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March 24, 2018 - March 25, 2018 @ Fort Osage Education Center
Join scholars and presenters at Fort Osage for the 28th annual War of 1812 Symposium. This symposium is the longest continuous War of 1812 symposium in the United States. The event is free to the public with an additional fee to tour the Fort. Authors will also be available for book signings during the event this must-see event.
May 5, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
Wear your hiking shoes, bring your camera and pack your insect repellent for this outdoor adventure! Enjoy a walk along the banks of the Missouri River and the grounds of the historic Fort. Learn about the native plant and animal species common to the area, with special attention given to the species found by Lewis & Clark during their 1804-1806 expedition.
May 5, 2018, 9:30 AM - June 30, 2018, 4:30 PM @ Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
Visitors will come to understand who the real Daniel Boone was and how, during his lifetime, he became a national hero who was celebrated by the press and writers into the 20th century. Boone’s tie to Missouri covered more than two decades, including a visit to Fort Osage while on a hunting trip in 1816. Patrons will literally walk in Boone’s footsteps when they visit the reconstructed Fort and Factory trade house.
May 12, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
Visitors may bring their arrowheads and other artifacts to have authenticated by professional archaeologists. Visitors will gain a better understanding of how the science of archaeology helps us to understand the past. The nationally recognized significance of Fort Osage will be discussed along with a presentation of artifacts recovered from the site over the last 70 years!
May 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
Visitors will participate in a search for paranormal activity with trained ghost hunters! Observe the tools the professionals use to interact and detect spirits that inhabit this historical site. Visitors will search for spirits throughout the Fort and the factory building. Feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up straight! Advanced reservations are required.
June 9, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
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.
September 15, 2018, 9:00 AM - September 16, 2018, 4:30 PM @ Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
Discover how the traders and mountain men survived the rugged terrain of the western United States. Join the American Mountain Men of the Missouri River Brigade as they demonstrate daily activities from camp life to Native American sign language. Learn how these early traders interacted with native groups and how they transported goods across rugged and dangerous terrain.
Pets are not permitted.
September 22, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
Explore the history of the early French explorers who settled at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers in the late 1700s. This annual event celebrates the French contributions to our regional history. Skilled interpreters, attired in appropriate late 18th Century clothing, will lead you on a journey of discovery. Witness the arts, crafts and customs of these early European explorers and settlers.
Pets are not permitted.
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 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.