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  1. Children's Day & Sheep Shearing

    May 2, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Missouri Town 1855

    Join us for our annual Children’s Day event and the shearing of Missouri Town 1855’s resident flock of sheep! You will see all steps of wool production including shearing, washing, carding, dyeing, spinning and weaving. Kids will enjoy diving into a pie eating contest, exploring the gorgeous site, interacting with livestock, and playing a variety of games their ancestors would have played in the mid-1800s.

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  2. Missouri Town 1855 turns 55!

    May 30, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Missouri Town 1855

    Missouri Town 1855 turns 55 this year! Celebrate with us! Enjoy sweet treats, activities and special celebrations commemorating our treasured historic village.

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  3. Independence Day 1855 at Missouri Town 1855

    July 4, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Missouri Town 1855

    Experience the festivities as the Missouri Town staff and volunteers celebrate America’s Independence. Patriotic speeches, children’s games, period cooking, dancing, and militia marches are a few of the many interpretive activities. Everyone is invited to join with the staff and volunteers as they march down the main road in the traditional Missouri Town Independence Parade!

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  4. Paranormal Investigation at Missouri Town 1855

    September 12, 2020, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Missouri Town 1855

    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 village, including several of Missouri Town’s historic homes. Feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up straight! Advanced reservations are required.

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  5. Grand Festival of Chez les Canses

    September 26, 2020, 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.

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  6. Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts & Music

    October 3, 2020, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Missouri Town 1855

    Join us for this popular annual fall event that has been a family tradition for thousands 45 years. Skilled interpreters, crafters and artisans will bring this antebellum living history site to life. Enjoy period music, dance, games, crafts, a fun-filled hay wagon ride, and delicious foods all weekend long. Please no pets.

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  7. Fall Festival of Arts, Crafts & Music

    October 4, 2020, 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Missouri Town 1855

    Join us for this popular annual fall event that has been a family tradition for thousands 45 years. Skilled interpreters, crafters and artisans will bring this antebellum living history site to life. Enjoy period music, dance, games, crafts, a fun-filled hay wagon ride, and delicious foods all weekend long. Please no pets.

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  8. Blacksmith Workshop

    October 17, 2020, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM @ Missouri Town 1855

    Missouri Town 1855's resident blacksmith will introduce one lucky person to the blacksmith trade. Learn 19th Century techniques, fire metal, and shape it onsite at Missouri Town 1855. The participant in this workshop must be 18 years old or older. Bring protective eye wear, gloves, and lunch. No open-toed shoes or sandals. Advance registration required.

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  9. Food on the Missouri Frontier

    November 14, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

    Join us as we demonstrate how people living at and around Fort Osage prepared and preserved food for the winter months. Take in the tantalizing smells of cooking using an open fire, a “tin kitchen”, and on a stone hearth while you help make part of the meal. Rediscover the variety of historic food preservation methods used for hundreds of years. Take home popular recipes from early American kitchens to make for your family.

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  10. An 1855 Christmas Celebration

    December 5, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Missouri Town 1855

    Experience the joys of the holiday season as they did in the mid-1800s. Warm hearth fires, simple but delicious food, period music, an appearance by Belsnickle, and piping hot cider are but a few of the treats awaiting our guests, who have made this event a holiday tradition.

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