In observance of Flag Day, Fort Osage National Historic Landmark will feature a day of activities devoted to the American flag.

In observance of Flag Day, Fort Osage National Historic Landmark will feature a day of activities devoted to the American flag.


A special presentation, “The History and Development of our National Flag,” will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9. The site curator also will provide insight on preserving an heirloom flag.


Flags representing different historic periods will be on display, and staff will be available to discuss flag courtesy. A special demonstration on how the pre-1812 flag was rolled and stored will take place.


The Jackson County Parks and Recreation-owned and operated site is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 9. The public is invited to join the staff at 4 p.m. as the 15-star Garrison flag is lowered from the mast in the redoubt.


Admission for the event is $7, adults; $4, children ages 5 through 13; and $3, adults ages 62 and older. Fort Osage Education Center is at 107 Osage St. in Sibley, 12 miles northeast of Independence.


Visit www.jacksongov.org/fortosage for more information.