Heritage Day at Daniel Boone Homestead

EXETER TWP., Pa. - A group of local volunteers are hard at work taking care of the historic home of an American frontiersman.

Saturday was Heritage Day at the Daniel Boone Homestead in Exeter Township. It's the largest fundraising event of the year for the Friends of Daniel Boone Homestead.

Visitors were treated to educational helicopter rides, where they were able to see the area and why it was so appealing to early settlers of the region.

There were also demonstrations showing how blacksmiths and other artisans practiced their craft in the early days of America.

"Our history is important," said Jonathan Dreazan, Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead. "If we do not pay attention to our history and learn who we are, where we came from, and how we came to be where we are today, we will lose a very important piece of our heritage. Heritage is something you can't learn from a history book. It's something you have to participate in."

The Daniel Boone Homestead has several educational events throughout the year.

If you missed Heritage Day, volunteers are inviting everyone to come out to their living history demonstrations organized around Halloween and Christmas.

More information can be found on the homestead's website.

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