Kent Masterson Brown to Present Boone Documentary in Oct. 30 Event

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Historian and documentary filmmaker Kent Masterson Brown will present his “Daniel Boone and the Opening of the American West” in a presentation at Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, Oct. 30.

Prior to the Madison County premiere of the film, Brown will sign books during a reception in the Whitlock Building lobby from 5 to 6 p.m. The film will be shown in O’Donnell Hall of the Whitlock Building from 6 to 8, followed by a question-and-answer session with Brown.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the EKU Department of History, EKU Special Collections and Archives, Madison County Historical Society, Society of Boonesborough, and the Boonesborough Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Brown, also an attorney in his native Lexington, was the creator and first editor of the national magazine, The Civil War, and has authored numerous books and articles on the War. More recently, as president and content developer for Witnessing History, LLC, he has written, hosted and produced several award-winning documentaries on subjects ranging from the Civil War to Henry Clay and the history of bourbon in the Bluegrass State. The films are often aired on Kentucky Educational Television.

As writer and producer of the Boone documentary, his seventh film, Brown took more than five months to research and compose the script, using myriad sources. Some of the filming was done during a planned re-enactment of the Siege of Boonesborough at Fort Boonesborough State Park in Madison County. Other scenes were filmed in and around the site of Martin’s Station in Wilderness Road State Park near Ewing, Va.; at his ancestral home near Reading, Pa.; Bryan’s Station near Carlisle; the Buffalo Trace at Blue Licks; McConnell’s Spring near Lexington; and along the Kentucky River in central Kentucky; among many other sites.

The film has already premiered elsewhere in Kentucky to sell-out audiences.

For more information, contact the EKU Department of History at 859-622-1287.

Published on October 27, 2014

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