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The Fireside Chats 2012

Fort Boonesborough State Park

Photos by Jim & Kathy Cummings


Daniel Boone - February 4, 2012


See a Newsreel Clip of the Performance

This program is funded in part by The Kentucky Humanities Council

Daniel Boone, portrayed by Scott New opened the February Fireside Chats on February 4th at Fort Boonesborough State ark. Each Saturday night in February brings a different speaker and also “A Taste of the Frontier” the dinner served before the performance. New this year is the 18th Century tavern opened in the lower blockhouse. It gave the capacity crowd a change to mingle and walk through the fort before the main performance. Jon Hagee provided music in the tavern and hot cider was available.

New’s performance was as always flawless. His command of the language of the time along with his extensive knowledge of Boone gave the crowd a real look into the life of the famous woodsman.

A new interpretive trip along the Boone Trace is being added this season by the park and will be led by Scott New. The inaugural tour is March 3 and is already filled. Watch for other dates or contact the fort at 859-527-3131.

The three remaining February chats include 18th Century Music by E.L. Kurtz on February 11, Simon Kenton on February 18th and Jenny Wiley, Captured by Indians! on February 25. Reservations are still being accepted for these performances.

Scott New appeared as Daniel Boone at The Fireside Chats.


Taking their seats in anticipation of a great show. Visitors from as far away as Virginia came for the performance.


Jon Hagee entertaining in the Tavern before the performance


Foundation Secretary Elizabeth Chalfant greets visitors

Interim Manager Todd Melton introduces Daniel Boone


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E. L. Kurtz 2012
Daniel Boone 2012

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