Department of Parks
Women on the Frontier Weekend April 26-27 at Fort Boonesborough

Press Release Date:  Friday, April 04, 2014  
Contact Information:  Rob Minerich,
859-527-3131
 


RICHMOND, Ky. – Fort Boonesborough State Park will host its “Women on the Frontier” weekend April 26-27.

 

Guests will enjoy a weekend of learning and sharing frontier survival skills and hands-on participation in routine and vital tasks experienced and performed by pioneer women.

 

This year’s theme is “To Clothe a Family” and will feature demonstrations of flax processing to make linen and the use of natural dyes. There will also be historical interpretations during the weekend and a court session, including issues facing women on the frontier.

 

The weekend events will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are free with paid admission to Fort Boonesborough. Concessions will also be available.

 

The fort opens April 16. For more information about Fort Boonesborough, visit http://www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org/

 

In addition to the reconstructed fort, the park also has a campground, hiking trails, the Kentucky River Museum, mini-golf, picnic shelters and a gift shop. Fort Boonesborough is located near Richmond. From Interstate 75, take Exit 95 to KY 627. On I-64, exit at Winchester to KY 627. For more information, call 859-527-3131.

 

 

 

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The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov