Meet "Daniel Boone" at Boone County Public Library

By Mark Shuller - Email

BURLINGTON, KY (FOX 19) – Meet the famous pioneer! Scott New portrays Daniel Boone at Boone County Public Library, located at 1786 Burlington Pike, on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Join us for this exciting story of the early days of Kentucky settlement, sponsored by Kentucky Humanities Council.

Scott New has had a lifelong interest in the Kentucky frontier and early American history. Currently historical program supervisor at Wilderness Road State Park, New has portrayed Daniel Boone in films and other venues for more than ten years. He returns to Kentucky Chautauqua after three years as a professional character interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg.

Daniel Boone played a crucial role in the exploration and settlement of Kentucky and the American west. He first began to seriously explore Kentucky in 1769, and in 1775 led the expedition that founded Boonesborough in present-day Madison County.Some of his most-famous exploits soon followed: his rescue of his daughter from Indian kidnappers; his own escape from captivity to warn Boonesborough of an impending attack; and leading the defense of the fort against a nine-day Shawnee siege.

Kentucky Chautauqua is an exclusive presentation of the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. with statewide support from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and funding from Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc.