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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 18, 2021 – Representatives from Osage Village State Historic Site invite the public to a ribbon cutting for six exhibits and four kiosk panels at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. The ribbon cutting will follow the annual public meeting at the site's front entrance. 

The six wayside exhibits are located along the interpretive trail and contain detailed interpretation of the site with colorful pictures describing the way of life for the Osage Indians during their time in northeast Vernon County. The exhibits include a map of the area under the gazebo; the site's archaeology; Osage spiritual beliefs and Blue Mound; food, hunting and gathering; trading post and European encounter; and the planned prairie restoration north of the parking lot.

The four new panels are located in the kiosk at the historic site and interpretive topics include the origin of the Osage people; lifestyles, adornments, clothing and hairstyles; treaties; and where the Osage are today. 

The public is strongly encouraged to follow social-distancing guidelines and be proactive in protecting themselves and others.

Osage Village State Historic Site is located on Highway C in Walker, north of Highway 54. For more information, contact Harry S Truman Birthplace at 417-682-2279.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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