In the Evening West: Boone's Revolutionary Drama
As the sun hangs low on a summer evening over the Blue Ridge Mountains, a ritual in practice for 66 years once again plays out. High above Boone, NC sits the Daniel Boone Amphitheatre, home to Horn in the West, an outdoor drama of revolutionary origins. Since 1952 the Southern Appalachian Historical Association in partnership with the Town of Boone, Watauga County, Appalachian State University, and the community has come together to put on a Broadway-quality theatrical production. The show focuses on Daniel Boone, American Revolution, and those who set out to make a new life for themselves in the Blue Ridge. The qualities of these intrepid settlers were shared by the community leaders who founded Horn in the West. This exhibition pulls the curtain back on the High Country’s oldest theatrical production.