2nd Thursday Program: Surviving the Wilderness Trail

When:
October 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
2016-10-13T18:30:00-04:00
2016-10-13T18:45:00-04:00
Where:
Bluegrass Heritage Museum
217 N Main St
Winchester, KY 40391
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Sandy Stults
859-745-1358

“The Wilderness Road (trail) was the principal route used by settlers for more than five years to reach Kentucky from the East. In 1775, Daniel Boone blazed a trail for the Transylvania Company from Fort Chiswell in Virginia through the Cumberland Gap into central Kentucky. It was later lengthened, following Native American trails, to reach the Falls of the Ohio at Louisville. The Wilderness Road was steep, rough, narrow, and it could only be traversed on foot or horseback. Despite the adverse conditions, thousands of people used it.”(Wikipedia) Admission is FREE. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Program begins at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served following the program. The museum’s side door is handicapped accessible. Please call (859) 745-1358 for more information.