Fun, family events at Daniel Boone home in Defiance fall 2015

Dale Thielker recommends the following events at the Daniel Boone home…

“Lila”, Life of a Missouri Slave
July 12, August 9

The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center will offer “Lila, Life of a Missouri Slave” presentation by Angela da Silva. Guests who purchase any tour are encouraged to stop by and visit “Lila” to hear stories about slavery on the Missouri frontier. “Lila” will be available from noon to close on the dates listed above. Performances will be held at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the Old Peace Chapel. Call to confirm.
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.

Homeschool Day Flier

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!
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!
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.