Fireside chats during February at Fort Boonesborough

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Residents can get a glimpse of famous characters from Kentucky’s past, beginning next month.

A series of ‘Fireside Chats’ sponsored by Fort Boonesborough State Park and the Fort Boonesborough Foundation will start at the Richmond park Feb. 2.

The fireside chats will be offered every Saturday during February, starting at 6:45 p.m. each day in the museum blockhouse.

Each Saturday, a ‘Taste of Frontier Fare’ will be offered from 5:30-6:15 p.m. and the 18th Century Tavern blockhouse will be open from 5-6:30 p.m. with free cider, treats and games.

Below is the schedule of portrayals of Kentucky historical figures:

  • Feb. 2: Daniel Boone, Kentucky explorer and pioneer, portrayed by Kevin Hardesty
  • Feb. 9: Jemima Boone, daughter of Daniel, portrayed by Betsy B. Smith
  • Feb. 16: George Rogers Clark, Revolutionary War hero and founder of Louisville, portrayed by Mel Hankla
  • Feb. 23: Maggie Delaney, indentured servant, portrayed by Carol Jarboe

Tickets are $15 for adults and children under 12 are $5 each. Reservations are required due to limited seating.

All proceeds benefit the Fort Boonesborough Foundation.

Call 859-527-3131 or click HERE for more information.

In addition to a reconstructed fort, the park has a campground, hiking trails, 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.

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