Women on the Frontier Weekend at Fort Boonesborough

RICHMOND, Ky. – Fort Boonesborough State Park will host its “Women on the Frontier” weekend April 26-27.

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.

This year’s theme is “To Clothe a Family” and will feature demonstrations of flax processing to make linen and the use of natural dyes. There will also be historical interpretations during the weekend and a court session, including issues facing women on the frontier.

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

The fort opens April 16. For more information about Fort Boonesborough, visithttp://www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org/

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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