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Historic Sites

  1. Astoria Fur Trade Encampment

    March 16, 2019, 9:00 AM - March 17, 2019, 4:30 PM @ Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

    Come learn about the rise of private fur traders as they compete with the United States’ Factory trade house at Fort Osage and European powers such as Spain and Great Britain. Hear of the adventures of these intrepid traders as they reach Native American trading partners on the upper Missouri River. Walk through a fur trader’s camp, handle traps, trade goods and equipment used in the 1810s.

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  2. Children's Day & Sheep Shearing

    May 4, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Missouri Town 1855

    Join us for the annual shearing of Missouri Town 1855’s resident flock of sheep. Skilled artisans demonstrate all aspects of wool productions from shearing, washing, carding, dyeing, spinning and weaving. Kids will dive into a pie eating contest and join in the fun of games played by their ancestors in the mid-1800s.

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  3. Independence Day at Missouri Town 1855

    July 4, 2019, 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 14, 2019, All Day @ 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 28, 2019, 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. 43rd Annual Festival of Arts, Crafts & Music

    October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019 @ Missouri Town 1855

    Discover why this popular annual fall event has been a family tradition for thousands over 40 years. Skilled interpreters, crafters and artisans will bring this antebellum living history site to life with period music, dance, games, crafts, a fun-filled hay wagon ride, and delicious foods. Please no pets.

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  7. Food On The Missouri Frontier

    October 19, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

    A new event highlighting preparing and preserving 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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  8. American Fur Trader's Encampment

    November 9, 2019, 9:00 AM - November 10, 2019, 4:30 PM @ Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

    Discover how the traders, trappers and explorers made their way into little-known territory of the Louisiana Purchase during the first quarter of the 19th century. Learn about the seasonal work of these intrepid individuals as they study and open the American frontier with map making and trade. Hosted by members of the American Mountain Men of the Missouri River Brigade with demonstrations of daily activities from camp life to Native American sign language.

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  9. A Christmas Celebration

    December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Missouri Town 1855

    The chill of winter cannot stop staff and volunteers from sharing the joys of the holiday season with the many visitors who have made this annual holiday event a must. 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.

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