1781 massacre involving Squire Boone to be re-enacted at Shelby County park

The re-enactment rakes place at Shelby County’s Red Orchard Park this weekend.

For those looking to get out and do something historical this weekend, the Long Run Massacre returns to Shelby County’s Red Orchard Park on Saturday, Sept. 14.

The event brings to life frontier-era Kentucky in the late 1700s. That’s when Squire Boone, younger brother to Daniel Boone, settled along the banks of Clear Creek in what became known as Painted Stone Station.

Saturday’s living history event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, as The Long Run Massacre & Floyd’s Defeat is reenacted. That’s when settlers abandoned the fort at Painted Stone Station to avoid an American Indian raid coordinated by the British military at Floyd’s Fork. 

There will also be a traditional Shawnee storytelling and singing program Saturday evening.

There will also be food sold on-site. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children over age 3.

You can find more information here or by calling (502) 513-8100 or (502) 228-3746.