September 23, 2011 – Grouseland Foundation is sponsoring a chartered bus tour from William Henry Harrison’s Grouseland (3 W. Scott St., Vincennes) to Indianapolis on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. The tour will visit the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, the home of the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Experience. The tour will also visit the home of William Henry Harrison’s grandson, President Benjamin Harrison, the only grandfather-grandson U.S. presidents.
A registration brochure can be downloaded by clicking the following link: Nov 9 Bus Tour Registration Brochure, or those interested can call Grouseland at (812) 882-2096, or email Grouseland@sbcglobal.net for more details. The bus tour costs $60.00 per person and will last from 8:30 AM to approximately 8:00 PM, departing and arriving from Grouseland. The charter bus has some handicap accessible features. Refreshments will be provided on the bus, including a continental breakfast upon departure. Participants should plan on purchasing lunch on their own at the History Center’s Stardust Terrace Café.
Grouseland is proud to serve as a “Local History Partner” with the Indiana Historical Society, and participants on this trip will enjoy several premiums that highlight this relationship. Friends of Grouseland who participate on the tour will enjoy a 15% discount at the Basile History Market and receive a free dessert (brownie or cookie) with a lunch purchase of $7.50 or more. The cost of the trip is kept significantly low, because Friends of Grouseland are receiving free admission to the History Center on this day.
The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site contains many unique artifacts of William Henry Harrison, which will pique the interest of Grouseland’s friends. Also, the 1874 Italianate home of the 23rd President, is only one of two original presidential homes in Indiana; the other being Grouseland.
Because the November 9 tour is only two days after the bicentennial of the Battle of Tippecanoe, Grouseland Executive Director, Dan Sarell, will give a presentation on the bus about the events that led up to, during and after the fateful battle, which is widely considered the opening salvo of the War of 1812.
Anyone can participate in this bus tour, and it will provide particular enrichment for those who are interested in Grouseland’s “First Families” heritage education program, and for those who are currently attending the Vincennes Local History Seminar, by widening the scope of our local history to a statewide focus.
Registration deadline for the November 9 bus tour is Friday, November 4, 2011. Checks can be made payable to “Grouseland Foundation,” and sent to 3 West Scott Street, Vincennes, IN 47591. Registrants can also pay by credit card by 1) calling (812) 882-2096, 2) visiting the Grouseland Gift Shop, or 3) on PayPal by clicking on this link: PayPal at Grouseland. If using PayPal, please call or email Grouseland to inform us that you are registering for the bus tour.
Please consider joining us for this fun and enriching experience of Indiana’s rich historical and cultural treasures.