Community Interest

Public Invited to Boone History Talk - New Facts after 40 Years of Research


The St. Charles County Historical Society invites the public here "New Facts that I Discovered After 40 Years of Research" by Daniel Boone Historian, Ken Kamper. Ken Kamper has spent the majority of his available time for the last 40 years tracking down the factual history of Daniel Boone — most likely more time than anyone else ever spent. 
He has amassed over 1000 books, thousands of files, maps, microfilm, CDs, DVDs, stacks of documents, and anything else that is related to the subject.  Along the way he became the initial Historian for the Boone-Duden Historical Society, Historian for the Boone Family Association of California, Resident Historian at the Boone Home near Defiance, Mo, Historian for the Daniel Boone and Frontier Families Research Association, and Historian for the Boone Society. In 2006 he was the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Historic Preservation Award.  The latter having a sub-heading, “The impact of Daniel Boone and his family on American history”.  Ken has found a number of Boone and frontier historic structures and sites, including the stone house of Daniel’s brother Squire Boone, built ca.1800 in Missouri. He also identified and located America’s westward expansion migration trail, from Pennsylvania to and through Missouri, including three segments of the trail through Missouri. 

The program will be presented as part of the society's quarterly luncheon and general membership meeting on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The event is from 12 to 2 p.m. at the All Occasion Banquet Center, 111 Compass Point Drive, St. Charles, MO 63301. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $20, which includes lunch and program. Reservations are required by April 25. Reserve your spot at scchs.org or by calling 636-949-9828.