"Simon Kenton" Drama at JSF

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The Jesse Stuart Foundation will present Mel Hankla as “Simon Kenton: Kentucky Scout” on Saturday, November 21 at 1:00 pm in the JSF Conference Room. Admission is $5; reservations are required. Seating is limited – only 80 tickets will be sold – make your reservations today!

Kenton carved out a remarkable career as an explorer and frontiersman. A self-appointed welcomer, he personally greeted early settlers as they arrived in what was then the far west. The Indians knew Kenton as “the man whose gun is never empty” for his skill of running and reloading his faithful flintlock at the same time. He risked his life to save many future Kentuckians, including his lifelong friend Daniel Boone. In this one-person drama, Mel Hankla portrays a crippled up old Simon Kenton reminiscing and telling his life’s story. Respected for his knowledge of the land and competence as a woodsman by pioneers and Indians alike, Kenton was a key figure in opening up and keeping the frontier safe for all of north and central Kentucky.

Call the JSF at 606-326-1667 to make a reservation – today!


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