The third of the February Fireside Chats took place at Fort Boonesborough State Park on February 27, 2016. David VanMeter portrays a Frontier Surveyor in an era when surveying was of paramount importance. With land opening up in Kentucky and land warrants available to former military everyone wanted the best land in Kentucky.
VanMeter brought his tools of the trade and entertained audiences with both the technical and period aspects of surveying. At left he is shown with a volunteer from the audience and is helping her “sight” the coordinates.
The weather was balmy for this chat and it was a full house for the Frontier Fare dinner of burgoo and cornbread. Folks were able to mingle outside and visit the tavern and 18th Century Transylvania store before the performance.
This chat followed last week’s Mel Hankla as General George Rogers Clark and the February 6 Chat of Undressing the Historical Lady by Maggie Waterman Roberts (photos available).
Next week, March 5 brings Daniel Boone (Kevin Hardesty)to the fort. Boone was originally scheduled for February 13 but was rescheduled due to weather. There are still a few remaining seats left for this final performance - reservations are available at 859-527-3131.
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