Fort Osage National Historic Landmark has reopened to the public after being closed to help slow the spread of the spread of COVID-19.
Although Fort Osage has reopened, masks and social distancing are required when you visit the site. For the time being, the site will only be open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30p.m.
To safeguard against the spread of COVID-19, Fort Osage National Historic Landmark will be CLOSED through May 15, 2020. All events, programs, field trips, workshops and classes at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark, are cancelled through May 15, 2020.
More information can be found on the Jackson County Parks + Rec website.
For more information related to COVID-19, please visit the Jackson County Health Department website.
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.
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.
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!
Congratulations to Sally Bennett on receiving the 2013 Volunteer of the year award!
The award was presented to Sally by Kate Warfield, site administrator at Fort Osage National Historic Landmark, at the Jackson County Parks + Rec Volunteer Awards dinner.
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