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Christmas Dancing and Merriment
An 18th Century Christmasat Fort BoonesboroughDecember 9, 2011Photos by Jim and Kathy Cummings
Christmas Customs on the Frontier
Fort Boonesborough was aglow ...by candlelight, by moonlight and by firelight
The paths to the cabins were lighted by candle lanterns.
Kristi Heasley, a member of the Fort Boonesborough Foundation and a long time re-enactor spear headed the research that led to various cabins displaying Christmas customs of different nationalities.
Visitors like Pam Phillips (above) and Michael Fields (below) gathered around open fires.
Larry Grubs tells visitors about Scottish customs for Christmas.
Berni New and Danny Hinton entertained for dancers in the blockhouse.
Firing the “Christmas Guns.”
Jackie Ginter (below) discussed German customs and had these two chorus/German students from Dunbar High School singing carols in German in her cabin.
Along with the cabins visitors were treated to a taste of Christmas goodies in the blockhouse. The period dishes were provided by members of the Fort Boonesborough Foundation.
Daniel Boone worked by candlelight in the land office where he also spoke with visitors.
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