Jackson County Parks and Recreation will present the dedication of a bronze relief plaque Saturday afternoon commemorating the 200th anniversary of Sacagawea’s visit to Fort Osage in 1811.

Jackson County Parks and Recreation will present the dedication of a bronze relief plaque Saturday afternoon commemorating the 200th anniversary of Sacagawea’s visit to Fort Osage in 1811.


The event begins at 1 p.m. at the Fort Osage Education Center, 107 Osage St. in Sibley. It’s open to the public, with admission fees as follows: adults, $7; children ages 5 to 13, $4; adults 62 years and older, $3; children 4 years and younger, free.


Sacagawea, a Native American woman and a member of the Shoshone Nation, is largely credited with playing a pivotal role in the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition from 1804 to 1806. She spent the night at Fort Osage in April 1811 while accompanying Manuel Lisa, a legendary fur trader, on an expedition up the Missouri River. At that time, Fort Osage was the last American outpost on the vast new frontier.


Regional artist Sabra Tull Meyer sculpted the likeness of Sacagawea, and the plaque will be on permanent display in the Fort Osage Education Center. The Missouri-Kansas River Bend Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, along with financial assistance from the Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City, commissioned the plaque featuring a bronze relief of Sacagawea.


The Potawatomi group Big Soldier Creek Dancers will present a Native American dance before and after the dedication.