RICHMOND - Fort Boonesborough State Park will present its annual Fireside Chats with performances by characters from Kentucky history during each Saturday in February.
All proceeds benefit the Fort Boonesborough Foundation, and each evening will include a "Taste of Frontier Fare" starting at 5:30 p.m. The chats start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $25 per couple; the cost for children under 12 is $5. Reservations are required.
For information and reservations, call (859) 527-3131. Here is the schedule of performances:
February 2: Ernie Kurtz - 18th-Century Music and Interpretation: Kurtz sings and plays mandolin, guitar, lute and a little banjo. His focus is on the 18th century, especially the Revolutionary War and the times surrounding it. The focus of his musical performance is to give people a window back into those times.
February 9: Esther Whitley - presented by Melanie Kuntz: Esther Whitley's life exemplifies Kentucky's pioneer women - strong, adventurous and spirited. Whitley and her husband built the first brick home in Kentucky and the first "American" race track on which horses ran counter-clockwise on an oval track with a clay surface. She also was an accomplished markswoman. The Whitley gun is on display at the William Whitley House State Historic Site in Lincoln County.