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Welcome to the Fort Boonesborough Foundation Website

Celebrate Christmas - 18th Century Style

Christmas on the Frontier at Fort Boonesborough

December 5 and 6, 2014 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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Living History Interpretations of the Traditions of the Season
Learn how some of our present day customs originated and how some have been lost to our past
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18th Century re-enactors will demonstrate how cultures blended on the frontier and how pioneers with different ethnic backgrounds brought their traditions to the colonies and then to the frontier.

Event Sponsored by the Fort Boonesborough Foundation

Speakers Announced for February 2015 Fireside Chats

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February 7, 2015
Pioneer Doctor
by Albert Roberts

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February 14, 2015
Maggie Delaney
Indentured Servant
By Carol Jarboe

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February 21, 2015
Simon Kenton
A Kentucky Chautauqua Performance By Mel Hankla

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February 28, 2015
Surveyor
for the Ohio Company

of Virginia
By David VanMeter

Read more and make reservation - seating is limited

New Fundraising Raffle for 2015

Photos coming soon!

18th Century Kentucky Flintlock Rifle, Bag, Strap and Powder Horn
Rifle by Wayne Estes of Paris, KY
Built in the Reading School tradition. .45 cal, swamped octagon to round Douglas/Jenkins barrel, stocked in fine curly maple, featuring Goehring brass mounts, M&G Continental flintlock, & Davis trigger.

Bag by Randy Wolf of Bethel Forge
Powder Horn by A.B. Conley of Salyersville, KY
Hand woven powder horn strap from Sterling Martin of Hazard Ky.

Drawing to be held November 29, 2015 at Fort Boonesborough State Park during Winter Trade Days

Donation: $5 each or 5 for $20.00
Proceeds to be used for Fort Programming
Do Not Have To Be Present To Win

Purchase Raffle Tickets
 

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New Book Sold by
Fort Boonesborough Foundation

Fort Boonesborough is one of Kentucky's most historic places and, although seldom mentioned in popular accounts, women were present from the very beginning. This work includes women whose presence at the fort can be reasonably documented by historical evidence. The time period was limited to the years between 1774, when the fort was established, and 1784, when the threat of Indian attacks had subsided and the fort's stockade walls were taken down.

Learn More and Purchase Online

Now Available For Sale Online - William Calk’s Journal of a Trip to Boonesborough in 1775. Edited By Harry Enoch with all proceeds supporting the Fort Boonesborough Foundation.

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About the Foundation

The Fort Boonesborough Foundation is made up of a group of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time to sustain, foster, and promote quality programming at Fort Boonesborough State Park and Boone's Station Historic Site.

We sponsor such events as The Fireside Chats, Women on the Frontier, An 18th Century Christmas and  November school days. We sell concessions at special events at the park and manage parking for Halloween. The Fort Boonesborough Foundation has been in existence for over 10 years and is the oldest of all of the groups who help promote and sponsor Kentucky’s State Parks.

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Fort Boonesborough Foundation, Inc.
4375 Boonesborough Road
Richmond, Kentucky 40475
859-527-3131

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Also visit www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org

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Fort Boonesborough drawing used with permission of the artist, Robert A. Powell