From left to right: Jonathan Klusmeyer - Superintendent of Jackson County Historic Sites, Heather Campbell – Fort Osage Site Administrator, John Peterson – Former Fort Osage Curator, Michele Newman – Jackson County Parks + Rec Director, Dianne Kimzey – Jackson County Parks + Rec Deputy Director, Gordon Julich – Retired Superintendent of Jackson County Historic Sites.
John Peterson, Fort Osage Curator and Archaeologist, has left Fort Osage National Historic Landmark for a job at the Missouri State Museum in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Michele Newman, Jackson County Parks + Rec Director, thanked John for all of his archaeological work at both Fort Osage, the Little Blue Trace Hiking and Biking Trail, and other Jackson County Parks. John was also responsible for the curation of artifacts at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark, and Missouri Town 1855. In addition to his curation and archaeological duties, John worked as a museum interpreter in the Fort Osage Education Center. John Peterson had been with Jackson County Parks + Rec since 2001.