Experience the trepidation felt by the soldiers and civilians living at Fort Osage in 1812 as news of eminent war with Great Britain reaches this remote frontier outpost. Unsure if the small garrison can successfully defend the fort, the soldiers form a civilian militia to augment their meager resources. Women begin to store rations and help bolster the military capacity, not knowing if they will have to fight or evacuate, fleeing for their lives! Cannon practice, musket practice and infantry drills keep the soldier at the ready for action. This annual event is nationally recognized as one of the most authentic interpretations of the period. $8 Adult admission, $4 children, Under 5 free. 816-299-8980 for information.
Regional History Events
Jackson County Historical Society shares its passion for history by promoting events, programs and other educational programs offered by the many wonderful historical organizations, groups, libraries and institutions in the Kansas City Region.
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