BIRDSBORO PA – Historic presenters John and Lillie Foster will stage “Journey to a Dream: A Program of African American History” that spans time from slavery in the United States through the election of an African American as the nation’s president, on Feb. 12 (2012; Sunday) beginning at 2:30 p.m. as part of the Black History Month observance at the Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Rd., Birdsboro PA.
- This event has been added to The Post calendar.
The Fosters are owners of Foster Voices, a personal coaching and development business. Both grew up in the south and experienced first-hand much of what is portrayed in “Journey.” They first performed the story, which uses music, poetry and drama, at the Women’s Club in Reading PA during February 2009.
In addition to the Fosters, staff members at the homestead will offer guided tours of the Boone House throughout the day. Visitors can also take a self-guided walking tour of the historic out-buildings, including the blacksmith shop, barn, and smoke house. The First Pennsylvania Regiment will demonstrate flintlock shooting at the rifle range from noon to 3 p.m.
A donation of $2 per person is suggested for the program.
The homestead is the birthplace of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone, born in 1734. The Boone House, constructed in three stages throughout the eighteenth century, is a 10-room stone structure fully furnished to the period and located on 579 acres of rolling countryside. For more information, call 610-582-4900.