Heritage Day Observes Daniel Boone’s Homecoming

Daniel Boone

BIRDSBORO PA – Enjoy being in the fall air with family and friends during the 230th anniversary of Daniel Boone’s first return trip to his childhood home, as the annual Heritage Day observance of the Daniel Boone Homestead historic site is held Oct. 16 (2011; Sunday) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the site, 400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro PA.

Visitors can experience 18th Century life with hands-on activities and demonstrations, learn about traveling during the 1700s, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride around the Homestead. They’ll listen to colonial music in the Boone House parlor, while volunteers cook an entire traditional meal over the hearth in the kitchen next door.

The Amity Colonial Dancers will entertain visitors with lively dances. Other demonstrations include rifle building, tin-smithing, blacksmithing, sawmill operation, and flax and wool processing.

Rich Pawling from History Alive! will present his interpretation of a wagoneer, and additional interpretive talks- including one on Native American culture – will be eld throughout the day.  At the rifle range, the First Pennsylvania Regiment will hold a flintlock shoot during the day.

At the site’s Bertolet Cabin, children can dip candles, dress up in colonial clothing, put together a rope bed, and play with period toys and games.  A schoolmaster will also teach children and adults how to write with a quill pen.

A food vendor and picnic areas will be available throughout the day.

Depending on age, admission prices for the event range from $5 to $8 per person. For more information, call the homestead at 610-582-4900.

The homestead is the birthplace of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone, born in 1734. It is owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and its historic operations are funded by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead, a non-profit organization.

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