Department of Parks
Ft. Boonesborough Fireside Chats Will Bring Early Ky. Characters to Life
RICHMOND, Ky. – Characters from Kentucky’s early history will come alive at Fort Boonesborough State Park each Saturday night in February 2009 as the park presents a series of “fireside chats.”
The blockhouse in the fort will provide the setting to meet and talk with characters from frontier history. Each Saturday night in February features a different person from Kentucky’s past in a Chautauqua format. Come hear their stories and ask them about their lives.
The 2009 schedule will include:
Feb. 7 – Dr. Thomas Walker, early Kentucky explorer of 1750s – by Danny Hinton.
Feb. 14 – Daniel Boone, our most famous Kentucky woodsman – by Scott New.
Feb. 21 – Maggie Delaney, an Irish indentured servant – by Carol Jarboe.
Feb. 28 – Lewis Craig, well known frontier preacher – by Frank Jarboe.
Dr. Thomas Walker by Danny Hinton, and Daniel Boone by Scott New are part of the Kentucky Humanities Council Chautauqua Program.
There will be a bit of "frontier fare" served before each performance. A Taste of Frontier Fare is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Character presentation follows at 7 p.m. Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Admission costs $15 per person or $25 per couple, with $5 for children under 12.
More information is available at www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org, email@example.com, or 859-527-3131. You may see photos from the 2008 fireside chats by visiting the fort website at www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org. Click “Annual Events” at the top of the page. Dinner and Character Presentation Series is hosted and sponsored by the Fort Boonesborough Foundation.
Fort Boonesborough is located at 4375 Boonesborough Road, just 5 miles off I-75 at Exit 95, about 10 miles south of Lexington in central Kentucky, within easy driving distance from most of the state.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov.