The Oak Grove Historical Society
1300 S Broadway
Oak Grove, Missouri
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(Face Masks Required, due to Covid-19 Regulations)
Shining a Light to Our Past
Special Projects & Events
Calling all Cowboys and Cowgirls and Equine Enthusiasts!
Kansas City Cowboys For Cops wants YOU to join us for our
5th annual Kansas City Cowboys For Cops All Equine Parade.
Hosted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Mounted Posse
and sponsored by the Oak Grove Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Historical Society.
In the early 1900s Oak Grove, Missouri hosted an all horseback parade throughout the city of Oak Grove.
Celebrating Missouri's bicentennial and Oak Grove's 150th anniversary
KCCFC is proud to commemorate an all horseback event.
Saturday, August 13, 2022.
A short presentation will begin at 8:45 AM.
BE SADDLED BY 9:00 AM.
We will RIDE OUT no later than 9:30 AM.
Frick Park Rodeo Grounds and Arena
801 SW 12th St
Oak Grove, MO
We will be led by the Jackson County Sheriff's Mounted Posse.
The Jackson County Sheriff's Department assisted by multiple local agencies including
Oak Grove PD will be providing a full rolling police escort to and from Frick Park Rodeo grounds.
Our route will take us on a 3.5 mile loop through out Oak Grove, Missouri
finishing with a sweep north on Broadway Blvd.
Spectators are welcome!
Our official route will be posted soon!
Please watch for updates on their Facebook page Kansas City Cowboys For Cops
WE RIDE to show support for our Law Enforcement Officers and all first responders!
WE RIDE in MEMORY of those we have lost in service.
WE RIDE TO RAISE MONEY for the Jackson County Sheriff's Mounted Posse's POSSE 100 FUND,
a fund designated for first responders and their families in times of need.
The day of our ride multiple checks will be presented to First Responders and their families,
and to local equine rescues and therapy groups.
Gates open on Friday. Free overnight camping allowed. Water and restrooms on site.
Wear patriotic colors and decorate your horse!
Horse drawn vehicles welcome.
All breeds welcome.
Our route is approx 3.5 mile loop that will be completed at a WALK.
We estimate to return to our staging area around 11 AM.
Current coggins will be checked at the GATE.
*** No stallions. No bareback riders. No double riders.
No lead line horses with on foot walkers.
No DOGS. **
Horse Drawn Vehicles will be staged behind Mounted Patrol
or Sheriff's Posse Units with horseback riders to follow.
All Mounted Patrol or Sheriff's Posse units are WELCOME!
Please contact KCCFC to coordinate your place in line
behind the Jackson County Sheriff's Mounted Posse.
Follow ALL instruction from Posse Outriders at ALL TIMES.
Over 300 head of horseback riders attended our 2019 event.
We raised over $15k and ALL OF IT was given to First Responders.
This year we want to raise $20k OR MORE!
We are asking for $20/rider at the gate
or fundraise to support the Posse 100 fund and Kansas City Cowboys For Cops!
Ask your neighbors/coworkers/friends & family to SPONSOR you to ride!
Gather your friends, Posse, Saddle Clubs and ride with us!
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE through the Posse 100 fund, a 501c3 charity fund.
MAKE CHECKS OUT TO:
Jackson County Sheriff's Mounted Posse
BUSINESSES: SPONSOR OUR EVENT!
Would your BUSINESS like to be a sponsor??
All Businesses will get mentioned via our Facebook page Kansas City Cowboys For Cops
and also through any media coverage.
Pack water/snacks if needed during ride.
We are looking for DONATIONS OF Bottled Water and Food for Riders to be available the day of our event.
Kansas City Cowboys For Cops, Coordinator
Jackson County Sheriff's Mounted Posse, Deputy:
Jackson County Sheriff's Mounted Posse, Captain
LOCAL EQUINE LODGING AVAILABLE.
Call Kelly to coordinate a place to overnight close to Kansas City.
Tell your friends, and BRING YOUR BEST HORSE to ride for our First Responders!
COME RIDE WITH US!
Ribbon Cutting Event
for Our New Location at
1300 S Broadway, Oak Grove, MO
February 6, 2021
It was a cold day for the ribbon cutting. The temperature was about 24 degrees and the snow was blowing, but not sticking at the time. There were several people touring the museum. President Pat Costigan and his wife, Mary Jo, along with John and Linda Boyd, Lois Young, Janie Brown, Berta Graham and others worked tirelessly to prepare the building for this memorable day.
If you have the opportunity to visit, you may be overwhelmed with what they have accomplished. Special thanks to everyone that worked so hard to create such a wonderful addition to the community. We truly appreciate the support given by the city leaders of Oak Grove for giving us this opportunity to show our collection of photos and artifacts.
City Administrator Matt Randall, Mayor Dana Webb, and City Council members have supported our vision for this museum. President Pat Costigan has spent many hours working with community leaders and encouraging them to become involved in our endeavor. We owe him a special "Thank You" for all of his efforts.
We invite you to visit the Oak Grove Historical Society Museum whenever you are in the area.
We are presently open on Saturdays from 10:00 until 2:00.
We do require masks, due to Covid-19 regulations.
Commemorative Heritage Program
Oak Grove Historical Society is undertaking an effort to commemorate and honor the early residents of Oak Grove and those who made their homes in the community. This effort is part of the historical society's plan to eventually establish a building to house the historical memorabilia of our community.
As a part of this endeavor the group is encouraging people to purchase commemorative plaques for their family members. These plaques will be displayed temporarily in the lower level of the Davis building, where the historical society meets, until we are able to move to a permanent location.
A minimum contribution of $50.00 for each ancestor's plaque is requested.
If you would like to purchase a commemorative plaque, please fill out the form by clicking on the link below
and mail to:
Oak Grove Historical Society, P.O. Box 942, Oak Grove, MO 64075