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Women on the Frontier Weekend April 20-21 at Fort Boonesborough

Friday, 04 12, 2013

Rob Minerich,
859-527-3131

RICHMOND, Ky. – Fort Boonesborough State Park will host its “Women on the Frontier” weekend April 20-21.

 

Guests will enjoy a weekend of learning and sharing frontier survival skills and hands-on participation in routine and vital tasks experienced and performed by pioneer women.

 

Programs will include making flour from acorns, starting a fire with flint and steel, plant lore and gardening, spinning and weaving, 18th-century sewing and more. Concessions will be available.

 

For a complete schedule of events, visit http://www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org/

 

The weekend events will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are free with paid admission to Fort Boonesborough.

 

In addition to the reconstructed fort, the park also has a campground, hiking trails, the Kentucky River Museum, mini-golf, picnic shelters and a gift shop. Fort Boonesborough is located near Richmond. From Interstate 75, take Exit 95 to KY 627. On I-64, exit at Winchester to KY 627. For more information, call 859-527-3131.

 

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The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov