Historical Society Brings Daniel Boone Drama To McConnellsburg
The early life of an American frontiersman and folk hero will be staged in a live drama entitled “Daniel Boone in Pennsylvania” by Maranatha Productions of Lancaster, for the Fulton County Historical Society’s winter meeting in the Fulton County Courtroom, McConnellsburg, at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 22, 2011. The public is invited to enjoy this interactive drama that appeals to audiences of all ages, young and old alike.
As a boy in William Penn’s colony in the 1740s, Daniel Boone was adventuresome and intrigued by the way of life of the Delaware Indians. While he learned much from his family, he was eager to learn even more from Samoquasat, a Delaware Indian whom he befriended. His Indian friend taught Daniel about living off the land and shared stories with lessons about life, such as “How Bear Lost His Tail.” Daniel grew to love the wilderness and in time was eager to move on to unexplored territories, thus taking him eventually beyond the western borders of the original Thirteen Colonies.
This entertaining and informative drama not only depicts Daniel Boone’s early years of life but also sheds light on the history of the time. Throughout the drama Daniel’s mother, Sarah Boone, reveals the background of her family and the founding of the colony of Pennsylvania. At times spontaneous audience participation helps with the retelling of the story of young Daniel Boone. Such interaction with the audience is a trademark of performances by Maranatha Productions, which brought “ Tom Sawyer” to life previously for the Fulton County Historical Society.
A freewill offering will cover the costs of the four actors. For possible snow cancellation, phone 717- 485-3412 or 485-4454.