Birthday celebration, Fall Lecture Series announced
The Daniel Boone Homestead has announced three events coming up in November. All events are held at The Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road.
Celebrate Daniel Boone’s 283rd birthday at the Daniel Boone Homestead. Tour the historic area where Daniel Boone spent his childhood. Visit the house and blacksmith shop. Try your hand at 18th-century toys and games. Bill Jewell will portray Squire Boone, Jr., Daniel’s brother.
“Boone’s Birthday” event will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, 10-4 p.m. Program at 1 p.m. followed by birthday cake. Included with regular admission $7/adult $4/ youth ages 5-15.
On Sunday, Nov. 5, the Fall Lecture Series begins. The program “Edward, Elizabeth and Their World” will be held on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m.
In “Edward, Elizabeth, and Their World”, Tim Betz, Executive Director of the Morgan Log House, looks at the lives of Daniel Boone’s maternal grandparents, Edward and Elizabeth Morgan, through the world in which they lived. Topics that Betz will cover are Welsh immigrants, the treatment of Quakers, and what colonial life was like for those that found themselves in Penn’s Woods.
The second program in the series, “Samuel and Squire Boone, Jr. -- Berks County Gunsmiths,” will be held Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. Greg Kreitz, Commander of the 1st PA Regiment of the Continental Line, will discuss Samuel Boone and Squire Boone Jr. and their skills as gun builders. These Boone family members who had stayed in Berks, were part of the original industry that for decades built the Pennsylvania long rifle some believe won the American Revolution.
The Fall Lecture Series is held in the Deturk Education Center. There is a suggested donation of $2.00/ person.
Phil Trabel, volunteer from Bethlehem, works in the blacksmith shop at the Daniel Boone Homestead in Exeter Township.