The Southern Appalachian Historical Association celebrates and preserves the diverse cultural heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountain region by engaging individuals in historical education and cultural entertainment centered around Daniel Boone and our fight for American Independence.
Since 1952, America’s oldest Revolutionary War Drama has thrilled more than a million audience members. Loved by old and young alike, “Horn in the West” is located in the Daniel Boone Park in Boone, North Carolina. The Daniel Boone Amphitheatre has been called one of the most beautiful outdoor theatres in the country. Generations of visitors have returned again and again to witness thrilling entertainment featuring some of the real heroes of the birth of our American story. As the playwright Kermit Hunter wrote in the original script “… the gaze of man is westward, as if he could glimpse somewhere beyond, the golden reaches of eternity. As though he could hear, blowing in the distant sunset, a Horn of Freedom!” The cast and crew of “Horn in the West” are all professionals, hired through a series of combined auditions throughout the southeast. Many of our alumni have gone on to solid careers either on or behind the stage in theatre, TV, and film work. In 2016, celebrate our 65th season with us. Enjoy a night under the stars, entertained by our emerging. www.horninthewest.com