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March Meeting March 12, 2015
718 Main Street Suite C,
Shelbyville, KY
7:00 pm

Everyone welcome!

2015 Re-Enactment Dates - Sept 11-13

The Painted Stone Settlers, Inc. are a non profit group located in Shelbyville, Kentucky. The Painted Stone Settlers are dedicated to bringing the 1781 history of this area to life through the annual re-enactment and other public forums.

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Now accepting online donations
toward our educational endeavors
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Rebecca Boone to Visit Shelbyville

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Join us April 2, 2015 for this first person presentation.

Where: The Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street, Shelbyville, KY
Time: 7:00 pm
Free and open to the public. Light Refreshments following the performance

“It is difficult for us in the present century to imagine the personal hardships and tragedies daily faced by women of the 1700’s. Their stories remain largely untold, yet they persist, waiting for someone to rediscover and assign them their rightful place in the annals of American history,” said living history interpreter, Bonnie Strassell. For the last 15 years Strassell has focused her storytelling abilities on frontier women, telling the amazing stories of Rebecca Boone, Jennie Wiley, Eva Lail (a Shawnee captive take from Ruddles Fort) and Elizabeth Zane (famous for her courageous gunpowder run during the Revolutionary War).

It is women like Rebecca Boone that captivate Strassell. “There are many women such as Rebecca Boone whose undaunted courage on the bleak and lonely frontier is undeniable,” said Strassell. “I believe Rebecca Boone epitomizes these self-sacrificing individuals and I am fascinated with her absolute fierce strength of character that enabled her to raise a family, defend her home when needed, and patiently remain a steadfast anchor in Daniel Boone’s life.”

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Thanks to All who participated in the 2014
Long Run Massacre

A Living History Event

2015 School Day Information - Click Here

2015 Re-Enactor Registration - Click Here

School Day Registration now available Online for September 11, 2015.
Schools and homeschoolers Register now...

Interested in joining the Painted Stone Settlers - attend a monthly meeting. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month in Shelbyville, KY. Email for more information or click here to be added to our email list for updates and event happenings. You may also donate online to support our educational endeavors. Learn more


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