‘Boone’ actor to present program at Historical Society meeting

Danny Russel will portray Daniel Boone in a presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Huntington County Historical Society. The program is free and open to the public.
Danny Russel will portray Daniel Boone in a presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Huntington County Historical Society. The program is free and open to the public. Photo provided.

Danny Russel, a professional actor who specializes in historical characters, will portray Daniel Boone on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Huntington County Historical Society’s museum, located at 315 Court St., Huntington. The program is free and open to the public.

Russel will relive the years of Boone’s life that were filled with adventure, hardship and danger – losing two sons and a brother settling Kentucky, rescuing his kidnapped daughter and defeating a Shawnee siege. Boone’s love of exploration, skill in the outdoors, facility with native peoples and dignity in the face of death made him a legendary folk hero.

Russel, who is originally from Maine and now resides in Indianapolis, has also portrayed Abraham Lincoln at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival. He received professional training at the Chicago Actors Studio.

His regional theater credits include roles as Ichabod Crane in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Bob Cratchit in “A Christmas Carol,” Sergius in “Arms and the Man,” Eugene in “Broadway Bound,” Fl-ute/Cobweb in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Bert Cates in “Inherit the Wind,” Mr. Anagnos in “The Miracle Worker” and Thomas Putnam in “The Crucible.”

A veteran of more than 40 television commercials, Russel is also a four-time grant recipient honored by the Indiana Arts Commission for specializing in historical characters.

Refreshments will be available following the program.