The Friends have submitted our final paperwork to the IRS for our non profit status. Hopefully that will soon be approved and we can start fundraising for some of the projects we'd like to do.
We've updated the website, adding the current admission fees, calendar of events and some event pages.
We're looking forward to a great year. please come out and support Fort Osage.
The Society of Friends of Fort Osage purchased these garters in the Fete' auction and have been donated to the fort.
They were made by Clarence Warfield and are copied from a pair in the Peabody Museum at Harvard. They were a gift from the Osage to William Clark.
John said that they will be added to the Osage display in the Visitor Center later this fall.
Thank you for continuing to support Fort Osage.
We will post the 2015 Special event calendar as soon as it's available.
Please remember that the fort is open throughout the winter months
Hours: Open year-round. Tuesday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Admission: $7.00 Adults $4.00 Children (5-13) $3.00 Seniors (62+)
William Clark was appointed as US Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Saint Louis after the famous Lewis & Clark expedition. In a letter written in 1810, he requested cloth similar to the five fabric samples he had enclosed to be used as gifts for the tribes of the Upper Missouri. The original fabrics now reside at the Museum of the Fur Trade, but two reprints of this fabric have just been donated to Fort Osage! Be sure to stop by the Factory and see this fabric and other goods popular in 1810!
The curator and site administrator just finished installing a new temporary exhibit on Native Americans with ties to Fort Osage. Featured are original prints from the McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery, one of the original "coffee table books," that brought western tribes to east coast parlors. The exhibit is up now through November 2014! Be sure to check it out!
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