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“Pioneer Days” at the Historic Daniel Boone Home

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“Pioneer Days”

September 19 – 20, 2015

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center

 

 

 

· Step back into the early 1800s and witness what it meant to be a true pioneer on the Missouri Frontier.

· Tour the Historic Daniel Boone Home located in Defiance, Missouri, just 10 beautiful miles from Interstate 64/40 and Hwy 94 in St. Charles County.

· Meet Daniel Boone himself, along with his biographer, John Filson.

· Experience a pioneer village come-to-life with:

Blacksmithing Historic surveying

Dutch oven cooking Pottery

Carpentry Town Ball

Local crafters

· Join in for a period dance

· Explore an authentic General Store

· “Cover your ears” as the Frontier Militia fire their cannons

· Throw an “atlatl” with Lindenwood University’s Archaeology Department

· Sit in a one-room school house and imagine what it was like to learn in such an environment

· Watch presentations of “Lila the Slave” in the Old Peace Chapel

· Don’t miss the Children’s Village which will include:

Tomahawk Throwing Hay Mazes

Candle dipping Pie-eating contests

Tug-of-war tournaments Sack races and other period games

· Admission: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (55 and over), $6 for children (ages 4-11), 3 and under free.

The Daniel Boone Home is the house in which the legendary explorer and frontiersman, Daniel Boone, spent his final years. The four-story Georgian-style home was built overlooking the Femme Osage Valley. The adjoining village contains over a dozen other 19th century building that have been moved from the surrounding area and are used to represent town life on the frontier. Lindenwood University uses the site to educate both visitors and students about the importance of Daniel Boone, his family, and the time period in which he lived. For additional information contact Patricia Fulhorst at pfulhorst@lindenwood.edu or (636) 798-2005 or visit our website at www.danielboonehome.com.