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The 30th Annual War of 1812 in the West Symposium at Fort Osage

June 19 @ 8:00 am June 20 @ 5:00 pm

Join scholars and presenters at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark for the 30th 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. No registration is required. Please note: The Symposium topics may change slightly before March 20 & 21, 2021.

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1st U. States Infantry Regiment – Clemson’s Company – Living History Organization

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Jackson County Parks + Rec – Historic Sites Division

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Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

107 Osage St.
Sibley, Missouri 64088 United States
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Park Day 2021 at the Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

April 10 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm

Join a national movement to preserve Civil War battlefields and historic sites on April 10, 2021, at Battle of Lexington State Historic Site. Volunteers will meet at the visitor center and work from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in small, socially distanced groups (by household) to complete projects including invasive species removal, landscaping and fence work.

This event may change with or without notice. While we will make our best effort to update this page, it is recommended that you contact the event organizer prior to this event.

Missouri State Parks

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Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

1101 Delaware
Lexington, Missouri 64067 United States
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(660) 259-4654
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Missouri Days Fall Colors Hikes at Crowder State Park

October 17, 2020 October 18, 2020

Join park staff at the equestrian parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 17 or Sunday, Oct. 18 at noon or 3 p.m. for a guided 2-mile hike to the Thompson Cemetery and Thompson House. Park staff will point out fall foliage and interesting features along the way.

To reach the equestrian parking lot from the park entrance, travel west on Highway 146 for 1.3 miles. Turn right (north) onto Northwest 52nd Avenue. Travel 2.1 miles and turn right (east) onto Dove Lane. Dove Lane makes a 90-degree turn before ending at the equestrian parking lot (0.4 mile).

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HIKES BEGIN:
  • Noon
  • 3 p.m.

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Crowder State Park

76 NW Highway 128
Trenton, Missouri 64683 United States
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(660) 359-6473
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CANCELLED: Grand Festival of Chez les Canses at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

September 26, 2020 @ 9:00 am 4:30 pm

Explore how early French settlers lived at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers in the late 1700s.  Re-enactors will interpret everyday life skills common on the frontier.  Artisans will display custom made wares, both decorative and utilitarian, which were essential to these early settlers.

$4.00 – $8.00 $8 Adults; $4 Youth and Seniors

This event may change with or without notice. While we will make our best effort to update this page, it is recommended that you contact the event organizer prior to this event.

Event Organizer:

The Society of Friends of Fort Osage

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Jackson County Parks + Rec – Historic Sites Division

(816) 229-8980

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Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

107 Osage St.
Sibley, Missouri 64088 United States
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(816) 650-3278

Interpretive Kayak Tour at Knob Noster State Park

July 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am 11:30 am

Meet our local wildlife and enjoy the scenic views of the lake on an interpretive guided tour with park staff. This beginner-level tour will last one hour and is open to anyone 10 or older.

Participants are expected to know how to kayak before attending program. Children 10 to 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Kayaks, life vests and paddles will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Registrants must arrive 10 minutes early and meet at the kayak hut at Lake Buteo, which is located down the road from the Knob Noster State Park Visitor Center and across the street from the campground.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Only three spots allowed per registration, per family/group. Only 10 spots are open per tour. Registration fills early. A waitlist will be created once registration is filled. Courtesy calls will be made to registrants on Friday before tour. Failing to notify of absence or not attending when registered will prohibit individuals/groups from registering for future kayak tours.

To pre-register, call 660-563-2463 from July 10 to July 16.

This event may change with or without notice. While we will make our best effort to update this page, it is recommended that you contact the event organizer prior to this event.

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Missouri State Parks

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Knob Noster State Park

873 SE 10th
Knob Noster, Missouri 65336 United States
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CANCELLED: Artifact Identification and Archaeology Day

June 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am 4:30 pm

This event has been cancelled.

Bring your arrowheads and other interesting artifacts to be authenticated by professional archaeologists. Hands-on activities for the entire family as visitors will gain a better understanding of how the science of archaeology helps us to understand the past.

This event may change with or without notice. While we will make our best effort to update this page, it is recommended that you contact the event organizer prior to this event.

Event Organizer:

Jackson County Parks + Rec – Historic Sites Division

(816) 229-8980

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Event Location:

Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

107 Osage St.
Sibley, Missouri 64088 United States
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(816) 650-3278

Canceled: National Trails Day Guided Bike Ride at Katy Trail State Park

June 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

This event has been canceled.

Celebrate National Trails Day on June 6, 2020, by participating in a guided bike ride on the Katy Trail.

Participants will meet park staff at 10 a.m. at the Windsor trailhead, located at mile marker 248 (38° 32′ 9.1788″ N, 93° 31′ 28.8012″ W) in Windsor. Please note that each person participating in this event is required to wear a bicycle helmet and bring their own bicycle. Bicycles will not be provided for this event. Closed-toe shoes, sunscreen, and personal drinking water are highly suggested.

Before the guided bike ride, Missouri State Parks rangers will present basic bicycle safety. Following this information, the ride will be guided by a park naturalist. The distance covered on the ride will be determined by those participating in the out-and-back ride, but the total program is expected to last about two hours.

For more information from the American Hiking Society about National Trails Day, visit https://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/.

Contact the Knob Noster State Park office at 660-563-2463 with any questions about this event.

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Missouri State Parks

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Event Location:

Katy Trail State Park – Windsor Trailhead

405 W Florence St
Windsor, Missouri 65360 United States
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(573) 449-7402
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CANCELED: 215 Years Of The American Soldier at Fort Osage

May 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am 4:30 pm

EVENT CANCELED

A fascinating look at the everyday lives of those who have worn the uniform of the United States armed forces. Encounter soldiers and reenactors from over two centuries of military service and conflicts. Special exhibitions will be presented in the Fort’s education center.

This event may change with or without notice. While we will make our best effort to update this page, it is recommended that you contact Fort Osage National Historic Landmark prior to this event.

$4.00 – $8.00

Jackson County Parks + Rec – Historic Sites Division

(816) 229-8980

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Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

107 Osage St.
Sibley, Missouri 64088 United States
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(816) 650-3278

Canceled: Dutch Oven Cooking at Knob Noster State Park

May 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Out of caution, park and site events and programs are suspended until further notice. Missouri State Parks is closely monitoring the progression of COVID-19 and its effect in Missouri. We’re sorry for any inconvenience; however, your safety is our top priority.

Campfire cooking does not get any better than with a Dutch oven.

Join the Hi Lonesome Chapter of Missouri Master Naturalists and Knob Noster State Park staff in a tasty demonstration on care and cooking with a Dutch oven on Saturday, May 2. The program will take place at the WPA Picnic Shelter, which is located on the east side of the park, down the road from the visitor center and the campground.

This event may change with or without notice. While we will make our best effort to update this page, it is recommended that you contact the event organizer prior to this event.

Event Organizer:

Missouri State Parks

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Event Location:

Knob Noster State Park

873 SE 10th
Knob Noster, Missouri 65336 United States
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(660) 563-2463
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EVENT CANCELLED: Napoleonic War Encampment at Fort Osage

EVENT CANCELLED

March 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am 4:30 pm

Come to understand how the Napoleonic Wars, 1803-1815) affected Fort Osage with this encampment of French soldiers. Activities will include musket firing, close order drill, historic cooking demonstrations and military music. 

This event may change with or without notice. While we will make our best effort to update this page, it is recommended that you contact Fort Osage National Historic Landmark prior to this event.

$4.00 – $8.00

Jackson County Parks + Rec – Historic Sites Division

(816) 229-8980

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Fort Osage National Historic Landmark

107 Osage St.
Sibley, Missouri 64088 United States
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(816) 650-3278