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On Saturday, Fort Boonesborough State Park launches its series Cool History on Hot Days.
Bill Farmer, Fort Manager/Parks Program Services Supervisor, provides more details.
1 Why did Fort Boonesborough decide to do Cool History on Hot Days?
Outdoor events in July and August, in the heat and humidity of central Kentucky, were not very well attended. Those who did attend did not enjoy the event, or stay as long as they might have in cooler temperatures. So, we decided to present programs in the air conditioned comfort of the Orientation Blockhouse.
2 What can people expect at the events?
Folks can expect lectures, demonstrations, first person presentations of historical characters, and other presentations related to Fort Boonesborough, and early Kentucky history. Most will be educational as well as entertaining.
3 Will each event/program be different?
Yes, each program from week to week will be different.
4 Is there a cost to attend?
The only cost is the regular admission to the fort. There is no additional cost for these programs.
5 While attendees are at Fort Boonesborough, what else can they experience?
Our regular program of historical interpretation of the lives of early settlers on the Kentucky Frontier, The Fort Museum, The Frank T. Barnes Iron Collection dated 1760 to1860 that has hundreds of items on display, the Daniel Boone Memorabilia Collection, The Orientation DVD- "Boonesborough: the Story of a Settlement", and a number of historical Interpreters who can answer questions from visitors.
Five more for the weekend, week ahead:
• Guided Hike at the Pinnacles, today, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. each day, The Forestry Outreach Center, 2047 Big Hill Rd., Berea. Weather permitting, a Forestry Outreach Center volunteer or staff member will lead educational hikes on varying trails in the BC Forest. For more information, call 859-756-3315.
• Crossroads Summer Music Series, tonight, 7 p.m., Richmond Centre. This week's performance is by The Cincinnati Sinatra & The Casino Players, Frank & Dean together again.
• Kentucky Native Butterfly and Pollinator Plant Sale and Fundraiser will be held July 6, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain or shine. The sale will be at Memorial Park, 223 Jefferson Street in Berea. Plants are seed grown from seeds collected ethically in Madison County. Ky Native Milkweed and other nectar plants, over 225 plants offered. Proceeds benefit nature groups. Call 859-985-0309 if questions.
• A Walk in the Woods - Book Club on July 6, 1-2 p.m., Berea College Forestry Outreach Center, 2047 Big Hill Rd., Berea. Join the Berea Forestry Outreach Center as we discuss "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson. This book follows the author's journey along the Appalachian trail and his joy at rediscovering nature.
• The Berea Writer's Circle in partnership with The Berea Arts Council is hosting a book launch party for Ever After Again: A Hidden Worlds Anthology on July 9 from 7-9 p.m. at the Berea Arts Council, 444 Chestnut St. Festivities begin with an open mic where fellow writers are encouraged to share their own works. From there, local authors Lindsey S. Frantz, author of The Upworld, Michelle Wilson, author of Gatebreaker, and emerging author K.D. Reid will each give a reading from their stories published in the anthology. The evening will move to a close with a Q&A with the authors at 8:30 p.m. There will be a door prize drawing and copies of the book available on site for purchase. All proceeds from the available bar will go to benefit The Berea Arts Council.
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