Gathering of Descendants this weekend

Published 10:40 am Friday, June 16, 2017

Fort Boonesborough State Park is offering another chance to revisit the 18th century this weekend with its third annual Gathering of Descendants. Descendants of early settlers, along with the general public, are welcome to the fort Saturday to research those ancestors who moved west into current-day Kentucky.

Throughout the day, there will be information available about researching genealogy, exhibits about the fort’s history and ongoing interpretation of the site.

Authors Anne Crabb, Harry Enoch, Joan Mayer and Randell Jones will all be on hand to sign copiers of their books about the history of the area, the origins of the fort itself and some of the early settlers who established Clark County. Archaeologist Nancy O’Malley will also lead tours of the fort site at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. Kandie Adkinson from the Secretary of State’s land office will also be on hand. 

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The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, is included with paid fort admission.

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