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Louisiana Purchase Day at Daniel Boone Home and Boonesfield Village

The Daniel Boone Home and Boonesfield Village, owned and operated by Lindenwood University, will hold its Louisiana Purchase Day event on June 14.

Throughout the day, presentations will be conducted by interpreters who will bring history to life in buildings throughout Boonesfield Village. Special tours of the historic Daniel Boone Home can also be added to the day’s activities.

Events and activities will be centered around the Louisiana Purchase with an early afternoon flag ceremony as the highlight of the day illustrating the changing of the flags from Spanish to French and then to the United States. Many activities will be going on prior and after the changing of the flags.

Throughout the day, prior to the flag ceremony, there will be speeches by dignitaries, soldiers and civilians as well as reenactments of special meetings regarding the new purchase by the United States.

Frontier faith, women’s issues, clothing and textiles of 1799-1805, period cooking, equipment and supplies needed on the frontier, gunsmithing and other discussions and activities will crown a memorable visit to the Boonesfield Village.

Date: Saturday, June 14, 2008 Hours: 9-5 Price: $7 for adults, $6 for seniors & $4 for children (4-11) Special family packages as well as group rates are available. Boone Home Tours are extra. Address: 1868 Highway F, Defiance, MO 63341 Call for more details: 636-798-2005.

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301