Two longtime serving board members of the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead (FDBH) will be stepping down later this month: Bradford L. Kissam and Beverly Connor. Both of them have provided years of dedicated service and will be truly missed. They plan to continue providing volunteer support to the organization, attending events and serving on various committees.
The first president of the FDBH was Bradford L.Kissam. He has been on the board since its incorporation in 1989 and has provided dedicated service ever since. Brad is often seen at events, giving tours or selling ticket sand assisting with school programming. In 2012, he once again took the reins of the FDBH and worked closely with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) on various site issues. He helped navigate through a difficult transition as both the FDBH and PHMC figured out this historic arrangement. In addition to his long years of service on the FDBH Board of Directors, Brad sits on the board of the Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County and the Historical Society of Berks County.
Beverly Connor has been a FDBH volunteer for over 16 years. The majority of that time she has served on the Board of Directors, acting as Treasurer. Over the years, she has greatly improved the organization’s record keeping. When the FDBH hired staff members in 2010, Beverly assumed the role of Human Resource Manager and assisted with hiring, maintaining employee records, coordinating with payroll services, and paying employee taxes. Beverly can usually be found manning the Hospitality Table or giving Boone House tours during the site’s special events. In addition to her long years of service on the FDBH Board, Beverly is also active in her church’s clothing ministry.
The Daniel Boone Homestead is the birthplace of the famed frontiersman, born in 1734. The Boone House, constructed in three stages throughout the eighteenth century, is a 10-room stone structure fully furnished to the period and situated on 579 acres of rolling countryside. The Daniel Boone Homestead is located halfway between Reading and Pottstown, one mile north of Rt. 422 near Baumstown. The Homestead is owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and daily historic operations are run by the Friends of the Daniel Boone Homestead, a local, non-profit organization. If you would like more information or would like to make a donation, please contact the Daniel Boone Homestead at 610-582-4900.
From The Daniel Boone Homestead