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  1. Children's Day & Sheep Shearing

    May 5, 2018, 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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  2. Spring Nature Walks at Fort Osage

    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.

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  3. The Life & Legend of Daniel Boone

    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.

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  4. Picnic at Missouri Town 1855

    May 26, 2018, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Missouri Town 1855

    Pack your lunch and bring your family out for an 1855-style picnic. You will experience the formality and games that comprised picnics in the 19th century. A picnic basket full of traditional goodies will be raffled off at the conclusion.

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  5. Historic Wedding at Missouri Town 1855

    June 2, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM @ Missouri Town 1855

    Be our guest for a mid-1800s wedding! what did the bride and groom wear? Did they exchange rings? where did they choose to get married? See how wedding traditions have changed over time and help our frontier couple celebrate their union!

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  6. Day of Dance at Missouri Town 1855

    June 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Missouri Town 1855

    Bring your kids or your favorite dance partner! The Missouri Town 1855 Dancers will demonstrate their skills and teach your family how to dance the traditional dances of yesteryear. Participants will learn a variety of contra dances (line dancing) under the direction of an experienced caller, set to the rhythm of stringed instruments.

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  7. Independence Day at Missouri Town 1855

    July 4, 2018, 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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  8. Lost Arts Day at Missouri Town 1855

    July 14, 2018, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Missouri Town 1855

    Explore the trades and arts that have been lost to time. Observe blacksmithing, wood carving, tinsmithing, crocheting, knitting, hand sewing and much more. Pets are not permitted inside the village.

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  9. American Mountain Men Camp

    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.

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  10. Paranormal Investigation at Missouri Town 1855

    September 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 11:30 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. Pets are not permitted inside the village.

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  11. Grand Festival of Chez les Canses

    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.

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  12. Historic Funeral at Missouri Town 1855

    September 22, 2018, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM @ Missouri Town 1855

    Join the villagers as they mourn the loss of one of their own. Experience how mid-19th century settlers came together to overcome loss. Discover the traditions of early funerals and how they've changed over time. Pets are not permitted inside the village.

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  13. 43rd Annual Missouri Town 1855 Festival of Arts, Crafts & Music

    October 6, 2018 - October 7, 2018 @ Missouri Town 1855

    FALL FESTIVAL CANCELLED THIS WEEKEND. We are disappointed to announce that the annual Missouri Town Fall Festival is being cancelled due to parking and ground conditions after last night's heavy rain. Thanks for your understanding... we hope to see you next year!

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  14. Soap Making & Laundry Day at Missouri Town 1855

    November 3, 2018, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM @ Missouri Town 1855

    Learn the hygiene practices of 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.

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  15. Missouri Town 1855: A Christmas Celebration

    December 8, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 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. Pets are not permitted inside the village.

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