The Historic Daniel Boone Home and Boonesfield Village are dedicating an evening to honor the Lyceum Movement. The Lyceum Movement swept America beginning in 1821 with the goal to educate and promote the establishment of libraries, museums, and public schools. Most lyceums were held in schools, homes, and churches and conducted as public lectures. The Historic Daniel Boone Home and Boonesfield Village will be honoring this movement through the recitation of famous literary works and music from the American Revolution, Civil War, and late 19th century. Readings will include selections from Patrick Henry, Edgar Allen Poe, and P.T. Barnum.
The Lyceum is a continuation in the Boone Home’s Chautauqua series. This series is devoted to the education of adults on historic events, cultures, and movements. Each of these special events is comprised of famous literary works, music, and theatrical performances.
Join the Historic Daniel Boone Home and Boonesfield Village for a remarkable night out of the house. Admission prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Reservations are recommended since seating is limited. To make a reservation, please contact Amanda Carrow at 636-798-2005.
The Historic Daniel Boone Home, the house in which the legendary explorer and frontiersman spent his final years, is 200 years old this year. The home is a four-story Georgian-style mansion that was built to overlook the Femme Osage Valley. The adjoining Boonesfield Village contains a dozen other 19th century building that are viewable by tour.
For additional information on The Lyceum or the Daniel Boone Home, call 636-798-2005 or visit our website at www.lindenwood.edu/boone