Monday, November 14, 2011

Daniel Boone and the Opening of the American West

As some of you know I am a living history re enactor. One weekend a month you can find me at Wilderness Road State Park in Ewing, Va. doing what I love, living the 18th century life for the public. This past weekend a film crew was there to film an upcoming two hour PBS movie that will be aired next summer. The day started out with makeup at six in the morning. It was pretty cold out but we had fires and hot coffee to keep us warm. As the day progressed the weather became warmer and sunny. Many different scenes were filmed as were various different scenarios. To my surprise I was asked to portray Sara Griffin, Daniel Boone's sister. He had written her a letter that I was supposed to look like I was reading. In the movie you will hear the voice of the man who portrayed Daniel reading the letter while you will be seeing me. Our son portrayed Israel Boone. You can see some pictures here.

You can read more about the movie here.

This week is the Foothills Craft Guild show. If you remember, the Tuesday Weavers from the Appalachian Arts and Crafts Center got together and were juried in as a group. We will go on Thursday morning and set up our booth. This will be the last show of the year for me.

That is all the news I have for today. Now to start on the laundry! After a living history weekend there are clothes, bedding and other things that need to be washed. Everything smells like smoke. I really like that smell but my husband doesn't so I wash everything even if it isn't dirty. This weekend since it was going to be so cold we had taken about eight blankets. We also took lots of clothes for the costume changes. I will be busy all day!


1 comment:

  1. I know you enjoyed working on the movie, and we'll all be watching next summer for your big scene!!!