Calendar of Events

The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center holds several special events throughout the year. Each event brings to life a different aspect of history by telling the stories of the people and the time. For more information on these events, please call (636) 798-2005 or email BooneHome@lindenwood.edu.

2015 Schedule of Events

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"Explore the Pioneers' World"
Thursdays during the summer, 2015

Starting June 18, the Boone Home will offer a free pioneer skills demonstration or activity every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Pioneer demonstrations will vary weekly and may include such activities as a black powder rifle demo, candle dipping, tomahawk throwing, or frontier games. The demonstrations and activities are free with the purchase of any paid tour. For more information call (636) 798-2005.
 
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Stories from Troubled Times: The War of 1812 and Missouri
July 4

As you drive along our peaceful Femme Osage valley, it might be hard to image that this region in eastern Missouri was the scene of brutal frontier warfare. Yet this was the case during the War of 1812. This war is little known itself, and yet it played an important part in the settlement of Missouri. Peter Bringe, one of our historical interpreters, will be sharing some stories from this time, showing how the settlers-men and women, young and old-dealt with this troubled time. See this presentation at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. on July 4, 2015. Visitors are welcome to enjoy this presentation with any paid tour. For more information, please call (636) 798-2005.
 
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"Town Ball at the Boone Home"
July 11

For it's one, two, three strikes YOU'RE OUT! Also if...the ball is caught, or fielded on one hop, or crosses your path, or you hit it too far, or you get "soaked"! It's not quite baseball...it's TOWN BALL!

Visit the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center on Saturday, July 11, 2015 (Major League Baseball's All-Star Weekend) to play or watch an authentic Town Ball game. All are welcome to participate, no experience necessary!

Guests are welcome to participate or watch the Town Ball game with any paid tour. The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center offers one-hour house or village tours or Self-guided tours ($7 for Adults, $6 for Seniors, $4 for Children), as well as two-hour combined tours ($12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors, $6 for Children). Guests are encouraged to bring and enjoy a picnic lunch under the new pavilion before or after the game. The Town Ball game will begin at 1:30 p.m. For more information, please call (636) 798-2005 or by email at BooneHome@lindenwood.edu.
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"Lila", Life of a Missouri Slave
July 12, August 9

The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center will offer "Lila, Life of a Missouri Slave" presentation by Angela da Silva. Guests who purchase any tour are encouraged to stop by and visit "Lila" to hear stories about slavery on the Missouri frontier. "Lila" will be available from noon to close on the dates listed above. Performances will be held at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the Old Peace Chapel. Call to confirm.
 
Homeschool Day
September 2

Play frontier games, learn candle dipping, see black powder demonstrations, and learn the importance of fire and much more at this day specifically designed for homeschool students. Visitors are welcome to bring a sack lunch and enjoy the outdoor setting while visiting the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center.
Homeschool Day Flier
 
Pioneer Days
September 19 - 20

Spend the day at the Historic Daniel Boone Home learning about life on the Missouri frontier. Pioneer Days is a two-day event filled with activities for the whole family. Play pioneer games, hear music, dance, and learn about the different trades of the time. Step into the Daniel Boone Home and visit with the legendary hero himself and hear tales filled with exciting adventure!
 
Halloween, Spirits from the Past
October 24

Life in the early 1800s was filled with superstition and uncertainty. As night descends, walk the lantern-lit paths and explore a pioneer village where doubt lurks in the shadows. Watch as tales and stories are brought to life and learn why townspeople were always cautious—especially at night!
 
Christmas Candlelight Tour
December 4 - 5, 11 - 12

Night has fallen, the stars shine above, and thousands of candles illuminate a world on the edge of the frontier. At the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center's Annual Candlelight Tour, guests step back to the 19th century and witness Christmas as it was celebrated in the past. Learn about different cultures and traditions while enjoying period decorations and hot wassail.
 
Summer Day Camp 2016
TBA

Explore the frontier with the Boone family. See if you have what it takes to survive the journey into the wilderness as a Boone Ranger. The camp is open to children ages 10 - 18.
 


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