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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"Family Day"
Thursdays during the summer, 2015

Now until August 27, visit the Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center for “Family Day”! Each full priced adult or senior tour receives up to four ½ priced tours. Valid on one-hour, two-hour, or self-guided tours. Just mention “Family Day” upon arrival. The “Family Day” discount is valid every Thursday. We open at 8:30 a.m. and the first tour begins at 9:00 a.m. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy under our new pavilion! Be sure to take advantage of our “Discover More” programs every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., free with your family admission! For more information call (636) 798-2005.
 
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Meet Daniel Boone & John Filson
July 25

“Daniel Boone” and “John Filson” will be available in the Boone Home Parlor this Saturday, July 25, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. They have recently returned from an extended long hunt and are anxious to relive stories of their adventure. They will also have on display original antique arms and accoutrements from the time period. Visitors will have a chance to meet these “Frontiersmen” with any paid, guided tour of the Daniel Boone Home. For more information, please call (636) 798-2005.
 
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Experience the summertime beauty of the Femme Osage Valley!
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Our pioneer ancestors saw practical beauty in the nature around them. Come join us for a guided walk of the Boone Home Grounds and see our world through their eyes as you discover the plentiful natural resources of the area. Comfortable shoes and insect repellent recommended.  Visitors are welcome to enjoy this walk with any paid tour.  For more information, please call (636) 798-2005.
 
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.
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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!
Pioneer Days Flier
 
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!
Halloween, Spirits from the Past Flier
 
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.
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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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