Our speaker considers himself to be a self-taught historian. Since
his retirement in 2012, Van has immersed himself in the study of
American history, with an emphasis on the 18th and 19th centuries.
He enjoys reading and studying the great civil war era and the
effects the war still has on our society today. Van enjoys learning
about the people that helped shape our country and the key events
that were significant to our nation's growth. Our U.S. history can
be hard to read about, at times, since the expansion of immigrants
and settlers to the west, was often at the expense of the Native
American populations already living there. His story is about one
such man and time. “Daniel Boone – Our First Pioneer”.
Daniel Boone was a true American pioneer. Often called the Great
Pathfinder, he helped blaze trails during the 1700’s and led people
to travel and settle in what would become all of Kentucky and other
parts of our wilderness lands. He was an explorer, solider,
statesman, Indian fighter, and father of 10. The talk shares his
life and accomplishments, while also telling about the hard times
and challenges colonists were faced with in the colonial era of the
Zoom Link will be sent a week before the program via email to
everyone who gets this newsletter by email.
If you got information about this event another way, you may request
the link by emailing info@BigWalnutHistory.org .
You are invited to tour the Myers Inn Museum which faces the
southwest corner of Sunbury Square on Saturday afternoons from 12-3.
Private tours may be arranged by calling 740-965-3582 and leave a
message so someone will return your call. At the present time,
Vintage Valentines are on display.