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Posted on: January 30, 2019

Award-Winning Interpreters Bring History to Life at The Boone Home Feb. 16

Jan. 30, 2019
Contact: Nancy Lee Gomer, Marketing Coordinator, 636-949-7535, or 636-795-1137,

St. Charles County, Missouri – Experience an educational and inspirational walk back in time during the Historians in Residence program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, at The Historic Daniel Boone Home near Defiance. When you purchase a ticket to a guided tour of the Boone Home on this day, you’ll also be able to meet famous Missourians Daniel and Rebecca Boone and Daniel’s biographer, John Filson. 

You won’t want to miss this award-winning performance by Certified Interpretive Guides Colonel Barney Combs of Arnold, and Colonel Robert and Shirley Pecoraro of Cottleville. These outstanding, dedicated volunteers have over 70 years combined knowledge of historic interpretation and have been honored with prestigious awards. Robert Pecoraro recently received the highest honor, a 2018 Outstanding Interpretive Volunteer Award from the National Association of Interpretation (NAI). Both he and Combs received the NAI Region 6 2017 Outstanding Interpretive Volunteer Awards, and all three interpreters were recognized with 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Awards by the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department.

During the tour, the popular trio will be dressed in period attire and tell intriguing stories about life on the frontier and the historic home. The men also will show off their spectacular collection of original antiques from the French and Indian War and Revolutionary War.

Admission to the Boone Home is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 60 and up and $5 for children ages 5–12. Active and retired military and children 4 and under are free. There is no admission fee to enter the park or village grounds.

For more information about The Historic Daniel Boone Home or to book a home tour, call the park at 636-798-2005 or visit us at