"Daniel Boone and the Opening of the American West" - Witnessing History, LLC
Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:15 PM (CDT)
The first full-length film production on the life of Daniel Boone ever produced for television, Daniel Boone traces the life of the famed frontiersman from his birth near Reading, Pennsylvania in 1734, through his years in Kentucky and to his death in St. Charles County, Missouri in 1820.
A vast number of Boone documents, portraiture and imagery have been collected for use in the production. At least thirty manuscript repositories and art collections have been utilized to illustrate the production.
Boone documents from The Filson Historical Society Collections, the Draper Manuscript Collections at the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Kentucky Historical Society and many held by private collectors will be seen throughout the production. Every known portrait of Boone, along with a vast number of paintings of Boone’s exploits, Cherokee and Shawnee warriors and frontier life are included.
At least thirty paintings from three of the most popular contemporary artists of frontier America are among those included in the production.
$10 for members; $15 non-members.
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