Pioneer Roots of Our Nation's Destiny: The Lincoln Family Moves West

Daniel Boone and pioneers coming through Cumberland Gap
Daniel Boone and pioneers coming through Cumberland Gap into Kentucky

Painting by David Wright

Millions of Americans carry in their blood a pioneer spirit passed down from ancestors who bravely migrated west through the Cumberland Gap in the 18th century.

Lincoln and Boone, we remember. Others are long since forgotten...Women who turned a wilderness into a homeland, African-Americans who helped tame the howling frontier, doctors who mended broken bodies, missionaries who saved souls, tombstone carvers whose rocky memorials remind us of forgotten forebears...

Your forgotten forebears.

 
Tombstone Carver
Historical reenactors showcase life on the frontier

NPS Photo

October 24, 25, and 26, 2008

Meet Lincoln, Boone and others of pioneer stock. Shop for 18th century pioneer wares at our Colonial Trade Faire. Seek out your pioneer heritage at the “Genealogy Gateway.” Rekindle your ancestors’ pioneer spirit by lighting your “Legacy Lantern” to illuminate the Cumberland Gap in memory of your forefathers who are longing to be remembered. This is the time, and the place.

Come… awaken your hereditary memory.

 

Take a step back in time!

  • Numerous vendors and exhibits will showcase the pioneer story!
  • Living history demonstrations will inspire and enlighten!
  • Special programs and exhibits for kids and kids at heart will bring the pioneer stories to life!
  • Food from the colonial period will excite the senses!

The exhibit area at the park visitor center will be open throughout the weekend. Special programs and activities will be offered throughout the weekend including: a walk to the historic Cumberland Gap on Saturday evening, music from the period, and living history demonstrations.

For more information please call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817.

 

Schedule of Activities
Exhibit hours will be from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.

All scheduled programs will be held in the upstairs auditorium. Walk With the Ancestor/Lighting Ceremony will depart from the Daniel Boone parking area at 6:45 pm.

Saturday, October 25

9:00 Daniel Boone: the Westward Movement Movie

10:00 Daniel Boone: the Westward Movement Movie

10:30 Meet Monk Estill, an Enslaved Pioneer Hero

11:00 Daniel Boone: the Westward Movement Movie

11:30 Linsey-Woolsey Colonial Music

12:00 Daniel Boone: the Westward Movement Movie

12:30 Meet Monk Estill, an Enslaved Pioneer Hero

1:00 Daniel Boone: the Westward Movement Movie

1:30 Linsey-Woolsey Colonial Music

2:30 Daniel Boone: the Westward Movement Movie

2:30 Meet Monk Estill, an Enslaved Pioneer Hero

3:00 Daniel Boone: the Westward Movement Movie

3:30 Linsey-Woolsey Colonial Music

4:00 Daniel Boone: the Westward Movement Movie

5:00 Event Area Closes

6:45 Walk with the Ancestors / Lighting Ceremony (Meet at Daniel Boone Parking Area)

Sunday, October 26

9:00 Daniel Boone: the Westward Movement Movie

10:00 Daniel Boone Movie: the Westward Movement

10:30 Meet Monk Estill, an Enslaved Pioneer Hero

11:00 Daniel Boone: the Westward Movement Movie

11:30 Linsey-Woolsey Colonial Music

12:00 Daniel Boone: the Westward Movement Movie

12:30 Meet Monk Estill, an Enslaved Pioneer Hero

1:00 Daniel Boone: the Westward Movement Movie

1:30 Linsey-Woolsey Colonial Music

2:00 Daniel Boone: the Westward Movement Movie

2:30 Meet Monk Estill, an Enslaved Pioneer Hero

3:00 Event Area closes

3:00 Daniel Boone: the Westward Movement Movie

3:30 Linsey-Woolsey Colonial Music

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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Mailing Address:

91 Bartlett Park Road
Middlesboro, KY 40965

Phone:

(606) 248-2817

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