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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!
July 9, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Missouri Town 1855
Join us for the second of three very special Home School Days offered at Missouri Town 1855! Our team has put together some of our best educational offerings for you. Your child will get to experience life as it was in a mid-19th century progressive farming village, exploring 30 homes and structures from towns across western Missouri that have been reconstructed and relocated on 30 acres of land in Fleming Park. Your children will see heritage animals such as sheep, chickens, oxen, and a Missouri mule. Living history interpreters in period attire will bring the town to life, demonstrating period crafts and skills.
Special activities include weaving, dancing and party games. Enrollment is capped at 20 students.
August 3, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Fort Osage National Historic Landmark
Visit the Fort Osage Education Center to meet historical authors, writers and Missouri booksellers. Experts will address a variety of historical topics. Find collectible books and documents related to American and Missouri History and experience the Fort's daily living history program.
August 13, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Missouri Town 1855
This is the third special Home School Day offered at Missouri Town 1855 this summer! Your child will experience life in a mid-19th century progressive farming village, exploring 30 homes and structures from towns across western Missouri that have been reconstructed and relocated on 30 acres of land in Fleming Park. Your children will see heritage animals such as sheep, chickens, oxen, and a Missouri mule. Living history interpreters in period attire will bring the town to life, demonstrating period crafts and skills.
Special activities include 19th century gardening, hearth cooking, rope making and log sawing. Enrollment is capped at 20 students.
August 24, 2019, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Missouri Town 1855
Come to Missouri Town 1855 and witness the political discussions and heated debates that surrounded the 1856 presidential debate. Politics in Missouri and around the nation are becoming quite turbulent and Americans are increasingly divided. Old political alliances are beginning to fall apart and a new party is on the rise. The nation is unsure of its future and the short term solutions that have traditionally kept the nation together are beginning to wear thin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 9, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Missouri Town 1855
Learn the hygiene practices if Missourians in the mid-19th century. Learn how to make lye soap and how laundry was cleaned in the days before liquid detergent and high-efficiency washers and dryers. Take home a complimentary bar of lye soap as a souvenir of the day (while supplies last). Pets are not permitted inside the village.
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.