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New women’s program at Daniel Boone Home offers hands-on experience with frontier skills

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Women of the American frontier worked hard, were strong-willed, and had to be tough in order to face and survive daily challenges.

Join the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department to celebrate and experience the lives of these women during “A Day in the Life: Frontier Women,” a new program offered from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at The Historic Daniel Boone Home near Defiance.

During this one-day event, women ages 16 and older will learn the skills frontier women had to have to survive during the early 1800s. A few of the skills include fire starting, tallow candle making, black powder rifle firing and wool carding.

This exclusive, educational, hands-on activity is perfect for a Girl Scout troop, club or organization, or for a mother and her daughter to attend together. Space is limited.

The program cost is $20 per person and registration is required by calling the Parks Department at 636-949- 7535 or by signing up online at http://bit.ly/ADayInTheLifeOfFrontierWomen. Guests should dress appropriately and be prepared for cold weather. The program is subject to change if registration needs are not met.

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