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Jackson County Parks + Rec, Historic Sites, Blue Springs, MO

Stephenie Thompson

member since: 05/20/2008
Festival biz experience: 20+ years
USA: Blue Springs, Missouri (MO)
Step back in time, back to when Missouri was way out West in the wilderness, and experience the lives of the men and women who secured the American frontier.  Built in 1808, under the direction of William Clark, co-leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Fort served a dual role. It was both a military garrison and trade center.  Overlooking the Missouri River, this historic site has been reconstructed to portray Fort Osage as it was in 1812. Authentically attired interpreters provide living-history insights into the daily life of both the military and civilian populations.

MISSOURI TOWN 1855:    See what a progressive farming community, spread across some 30 sloping acres, looked like in the mid-1800s.  Missouri Town 1855 is composed of more than 25 buildings dating from 1820 - 1860. This living history museum uses original structures, furnishings and equipment. Also depicting the 19th Century lifestyles are interpreters in period attire, authentic field and garden crops, and rare livestock breeds.

Nestled in the Fleming Park Nature Preserve on the east side of Lake Jacomo, the Kemper Outdoor Education Center is a haven for nature lovers and educators.  During the school year the the education center presents XStream Green field trips and the Jacomo Summer Camp runs through most of the summer.

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