Daniel Boone Footsteps

Speaking Schedule

Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Interpretive Center - Duffield, VA

Presentation on the life of Daniel Boone especially relating to his passage through the Clinch and Powell river valleys in 1769 on his first excursion through the Cumberland Gap as well as his marking of Boone Trace six years later and both the tragic and heroic events in his life in between.

The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Interpretive Center opened in January 2019. It complements the programming at “the Blockhouse” at Natural Tunnel State Park organized and hosted by the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association. Visit www.DanielBooneTrail.com to join, to support, and to learn more.

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Apr
4
10:30 AM10:30

Mary Slocumb Chapter, NCDAR

Mary Slocumb Chapter, DAR - Mooresville, NC

“Other Lives of Daniel Boone—a wife, a daughter, a granddaughter”

In honor of March as National Women’s History Month, the 250th anniversary of Daniel Boone’s first excursion through the Cumberland Gap, and the centennial of the Woman Suffrage Movement and ratification of the 19th Amendment in August 1920.

Presentation sponsored by NC Humanities Council, Road Scholars Speakers Bureau

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Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Ceremonial remarks at the Pinnacle Overlook to begin the night walk through the Cumberland Gap to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Daniel Boone’s first excursion through this gap into Kentucky in 1769. Public participants with reservations will then walk in scheduled cohorts and interact with reenactors along the route sharing historical perspectives on Daniel Boone and the westward movement which soon followed through this gap. (NPS provides shuttle bus for those with reservations. NPS provides details.)

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Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Martin's Station at Wilderness Road State Park, VA

Two talks in the Visitor Center at 11am and 3pm about Daniel Boone and especially his 1769 excursion through the Powell River valley and his first passage through the Cumberland Gap. Augments “Long Hunter’s Camp” on-site that weekend with reenactors at replica fort; night walk through historic Cumberland Gap to observe the 250th anniversary of Daniel Boone’s first excursion through America’s first gateway to the West.

Wilderness Road State Park, Calor, Virginia

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May
4
1:00 PM13:00

Second Spring Arts Festival

Featured author at Second Spring Arts Festival, Broyhill Center, Clemmons, NC
Author’s table 10am - 6pm
Speaking at 1:00pm with something special for those attending for different reasons.

For those coming to see and hear: Storytelling, with a story from America’s pioneer era about three young women facing danger on the frontier
For those coming to be inspired: Exploring how writers work to stay relevant amidst the changes among the 3 M’s—message, media and minds.
For those who want to participate: Sharing from the 2018 and 2019 anthologies from the Personal Essay Publishing Project and announcing the theme for PEPP-2020.

Join us to be entertained, inspired, and challenged.

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Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

President James K. Polk State Historic Site

“Other Lives of Daniel Boone: a wife, a daughter, a granddaughter”
This program combines the Polk site’s 2019 theme of “The Year of the Woman” with the 250th anniversary of Daniel Boone’s first excursion through the Cumberland Gap in 1769

President James K. Polk State Historic Site
12031 Lancaster Hwy, Pineville, NC

Road Scholar Speakers Bureau talk sponsored by NC Humanities Council

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Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Kentucky Genealogical Society

March meeting of Kentucky Genealogical Society
- two presentations:

“Daniel Boone Before Kentucky” at 10:30

“Other Lives of Daniel Boone: a wife, a daughter, a granddaughter, six statues, a commemorative trail, and a wagon train” around 12:00

The public is invited to attend for $5 or to join KGS for a one-year membership at $20

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Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Charlotte Writers Club

Guest speaker

Topic: Giving Life to Historical Voices: How to Identify Your Subject, Research, Write, Market, and Sell Historical Nonfiction

Rescheduled from Sept 18 due to power outages from Hurricane Florence

Providence United Methodist Church (Room 104),
2810 Providence Road, Charlotte, N.C.

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Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

"4 on 4th" Authors Event

Bookmarks Bookstore, Winston-Salem, NC
in cooperation with Winston-Salem Writers;
four local/regional authors present briefly from one book.

Randell will present Bearing Up, the 2018 anthology of 40 writers from North Carolina and Kentucky writing short essays/stories on the theme of "making do, bearing up, overcoming adversity."

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