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Posted on: May 8, 2018

Daniel Boone ‘Comes to Life’ June 7 During National Boone Day

May 8, 2018
Contact: Nancy Lee Gomer, Marketing Coordinator, 636-949-7535, or 636-795-1137, ngomer@sccmo.org

St. Charles County, Missouri – Celebrate the life of one of Missouri’s greatest frontiersmen, Daniel Boone, during National Boone Day, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursday, June 7, at The Historic Daniel Boone Home near Defiance. You’ll enjoy free frontier-related activities throughout the village grounds, half-price admission on tours of the historic Boone Home, and learn all about one of America’s first frontier heroes.

Renown Boone Scholars Ted Franklin Belue and Ken Kamper will give formal presentation on details surrounding Boone’s death and burial, as well as information on various Boone trails in Missouri. Black powder and fire-starting demonstrations, hands-on carpentry activities and candle dipping will continue throughout the day.  

During this event, home tours are half off the regular admission prices of $5 (ages 5-12), $6 (age 60+) and $8 (adults). With your purchase of a tour, you can chat with the great frontiersman himself, portrayed by 30-year Boone Home volunteer Barney Combs.

The Historic Daniel Boone Home is nestled in the rolling hills of Missouri’s scenic wine country and overlooks the Femme Osage Valley. This historic park setting represents life in the early 1800s and brings the legacy of Daniel Boone to life. Stories of a daring man offer a glimpse into family matters, risky adventures and hard-fought battles.

For more information or to register for National Boone Day, call 636-949-7535 or visit http://bit.ly/2Is0Gwe.

 

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