On April 15, 2017 Fort Boonesborough State Park will have the official opening of The Daniel Boone Memorabilia Collection. After a lifetime of collecting, Mr. Ray Buckberry of Bowling Green, Kentucky has donated his memorabilia collection to the Fort Boonesborough Foundation. The Foundation has placed the collection on loan to the State Park. Mr. Buckberry along with members of the foundation will be present at the opening at 1:30 pm inside the fort.
Mr. Buckberry collected everything Daniel Boone including a large assortment of items featuring Fess Parker and the TV Series of the same name. Items included are books, art prints and everything from lunch boxes to lamps. The Foundation members have found cases, catalogued, and set up the item displays. One cabin at the fort will be devoted to the Memorabilia, both in the cases, along with prints, photos and framed items on the walls. In addition, a case has been added to the campground store where visitors to the campground can also view items.