NEW PBS DOCUMENTARY “THE WAR OF 1812” EXPLORES THE TRUTH AND MYTHMAKING OF HISTORY

Television Program Presents American, Canadian, British and Native Perspectives, Leading the Way of Bicentennial Activities, Airs October 10

WASHINGTON, D.C. and BUFFALO, NY — Nearly two centuries after it was fought, the two-and-a-half year conflict that forged the destiny of a continent comes to public television in a comprehensive film history.  “The War of 1812” airs on PBS stations nationwide on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings).  From 1812 to 1815, Americans battled against the British, Canadian colonists, and Native warriors; the outcomes shaped the geography and the identity of North America.  This two-hour HD documentary uses stunning re-enactments, evocative animation, and the incisive commentary of key experts to reveal little-known sides of an important war — one that some only recognize for the “Star-Spangled Banner.”  The broadcast is accompanied by a companion book and website, as well as comprehensive bi-national educational resources.

Across the United States and Canada, communities are planning events to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812.  “We have proudly created ‘The War of 1812’ for both nations,” said Donald K. Boswell, president and CEO of WNED, the producing station of the program. Broadcasting from Buffalo, New York, WNED has significant viewership in Southern Ontario.  “This timely examination of a shared history allows us to celebrate our past together, and renew the bond of our present and future as national neighbors.  With this production, WNED also continues a tradition of showcasing cultural and historical treasures of our bi-national region to the PBS audience.”  WNED is one of fourteen public broadcasting stations that share a border with Canada, extending the national broadcast of “The War of 1812” throughout the United States into many Canadian communities.

“WETA is pleased to join WNED in bringing this important project to all viewers,” noted Sharon Percy Rockefeller, president and CEO of WETA, the flagship public broadcasting stations in the nation’s capital and a partner in the project.  “It is an excellent example of the intellectual integrity and cultural merit for which public broadcasting stands.”

The War of 1812 is a celebrated event by Canadians, forgotten by many Americans and British, and dealt a resounding blow to most of the Native nations involved.  The film is in many ways an examination of how the mythical versions of history are formed — how the glories of war become enshrined in memory, how failures are quickly forgotten, and how inconvenient truths are ignored forever, while we often change history to justify and celebrate our national cultures and heritage.

“The War of 1812” explores the events leading up to the conflict, the multifold causes of the war, and the questions that emerged about the way a new democracy should conduct war.  It was a surprisingly wide war.  Dozens of battles were fought on land in Canada and in the northern, western, southern and eastern parts of the United States — in the present-day states of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, New York, Maryland, Louisiana, and Alabama.  There were crucial naval battles on Lakes Erie and Champlain, and a wide-ranging maritime struggle with many episodes off Virginia, Massachusetts, Nova Scotia, Cuba, Ireland, the Azores, the Canaries, British Guyana, and Brazil.  The U.S. proved surprisingly successful against the great British navy, but the War of 1812 also saw American armies surrender en masse and the American capital burned.

Great characters emerge in the film, including Tecumseh of the Shawnee nation, who attempted to form a confederation of Native nations, and died in battle; his adversary, William Henry Harrison, Governor of the Indiana Territory, whose debatable success at Tippecanoe, Indiana eventually helped him become President of the United States; James Madison, Father of the U.S. Constitution, a brilliant thinker and writer who was not a great President; and such storied Canadian figures as Canadian Governor-General George Prévost, who led the largest army ever to invade the Continental United States; Laura Secord, a Canadian woman who walked many miles to warn the British of an impending American attack; and Major General Isaac Brock, a brave and audacious British general who captured a large American army at Detroit without a fight.  The film also recounts dramatic human stories of ordinary citizens, the political alliances of the various Native Americans nations, and the African-American slaves who reached for their freedom by fighting for the British.

“The War of 1812” recollects defining moments that are more familiar: the burning of Washington, D.C., and First Lady Dolley Madison’s rescue of a portrait of George Washington from the White House; Andrew Jackson’s total victory at the Battle of New Orleans; and the birth of the American national anthem, penned by Francis Scott Key during the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry.  Yet “The War of 1812” pierces the heroic mythology that has grown up around the war to reveal a brutal, spiteful conflict dominated by fiascos and blunders.

The war shaped North America in the most literal way possible: had one or two battles or decisions gone a different way, a map of the continent today might look entirely different.  The U.S. could well have included parts of Canada — but was also on the verge of losing much of the Midwest.  The New England states, meanwhile, were poised on the brink of secession just months before a peace treaty was signed.  However, the U.S. and Canada ultimately each gained a sense of nationalism from the conflict, while the result tolled the end of Native American dreams of a separate nation.

Interviews with twenty-six leading authorities on the War of 1812 — American, British, Canadian and Native historians — present important accounts and research, including from the following individuals:

  • Donald R. Hickey, professor of history at Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska.~ He is the author of~Don’t Give Up the Ship!: Myths of the War of 1812~and~The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict.
  • Peter Twist, the Canadian director of Military Heritage, a historical military uniform and arms supply company.~ He has served as consultant on numerous film and theater projects, and is an expert on the military history of the War of 1812.
  • Donald Fixico, a Shawnee Native American, is the Distinguished Foundation Professor of History at Arizona State University, and author of~Treaties with American Indians: An Encyclopedia of Rights, Conflicts and Sovereignty~and~Rethinking American Indian History.
  • Sir Christopher Gerald Prevost, great-great-great-grandson to George Prévost, Governor-in-Chief of British North America during the War of 1812.~ He is co-author of~The Incredible War of 1812: A Military History.~

A complete list of those interviewed is available in the project’s electronic press kit.

The film’s companion book, The War of 1812: A Guide to Battlefields and Historic Sites, by John Grant and Ray Jones, is illustrated with more than 120 color photographs and archival paintings.  Each chapter focuses on one of several distinct theaters of the war, allowing the reader to follow the course of events and their importance to the war as a whole.  Jones is the author of more than 40 books, including several highly successful companion books for PBS, among them Legendary Lighthouses.  Grant is the executive producer of “The War of 1812” and chief content officer for WNED Buffalo/Toronto; he has also produced for PBS “Window to the Sea”, “The Marines” and “Chautauqua: An American Narrative.”

The project is also accompanied by a rich bi-national education and outreach component.  It includes Educator’s Guides with lesson plans, activities, and a host of educational-based resources designed for the United States and Canada, classroom posters, and several instructional events.  Expansive educational resources will also be found on the full companion website to the television documentary at pbs.org.  The full site will launch in early September with features such as a battlefield map and guide, web-only video features, scholar essays, and links to key 1812 sites on both sides of the border.

For more information about “The War of 1812,” including details on how to purchase the DVD and companion book, visit www.pbs.org/war-of-1812.  An electronic press kit, including downloadable photos for promotional use, is available at pressroom.pbs.org.

“The War of 1812” is a production of WNED-TV, Buffalo/Toronto and Florentine Films/Hott Productions Inc.,~in association with WETA Washington, D.C.  The executive producers are John Grant and David Rotterman for WNED, and Dalton Delan and Karen Kenton for WETA.  Produced by Lawrence Hott and Diane Garey of Florentine Films/Hott Productions Inc.  Directed by Lawrence Hott.  Written by Ken Chowder.  Narrated by Joe Mantegna.  Principal Cinematography by Stephen McCarthy.  Production Design by Peter Twist.  “The War of 1812” has been made possible by a major grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities: Because democracy demands wisdom*.~ With funding provided by The Wilson Foundation, Warren and Barbara Goldring, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting: a private corporation funded by the American people, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations: Dedicated to strengthening America’s future through education, Phil Lind and The Annenberg Foundation.~ With additional support from The Baird Foundation, the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission and Jackman Foundation. *Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

WNED-TV is a leading producer of single-topic documentary programming for national broadcast on PBS including “Chautauqua: An American Narrative,” “Elbert Hubbard: An American Original,” “The Adirondacks,” “Niagara Falls,” “The Marines,” “Window to the Sea,” “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo” and “America’s Houses of Worship.”  Also in development are films on the Underground Railroad and the history of golf course architecture in America.  More information on WNED and its programs and services is available at www.wned.org.

WETA Washington, D.C., is the third-largest producing station for public television.~ WETA’s other productions and co-productions include “Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal,” the arts series “In Performance at the White House” and “The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize,” and documentaries by filmmaker Ken Burns, including the premiere this fall of “Prohibition.”  More information on WETA and its programs and services is available at www.weta.org.

Florentine Films/Hott Productions Inc. is the production company of Lawrence Hott and Diane Garey, who have worked together since 1978.  They are part of the Florentine Films group.  Hott and Garey have received an Emmy Award, two Academy Award nominations, five American Film Festival Blue Ribbons, fourteen CINE Golden Eagles, a George Foster Peabody Award, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, the Erik Barnouw Award.~~Their work has been shown on PBS and screened at dozens of major film festivals, including the New York Film Festival, Telluride, Mountainfilm, and Women in the Director’s Chair.~ More information is available at www.florentinefilms.org.

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Vincennes War of 1812 Symposium to be held on June 25, 2011

The Vincennes War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission and Historic Southern Indiana are hosting the 2nd annual  War of 1812 Educational Symposium at Vincennes University on Saturday, June 25, 2011.

Scholars from around the country will speak about their research areas related to “America’s Second War of Independence,” much of which was sparked by events in Vincennes in 1810 – 1811 and ultimately involved the service and sacrifice of so many Knox County and Hoosier families.

Please join us for this enlightening event, and don’t forget to make time and tour Historic Vincennes, including the home of William Henry Harrison, Grouseland.

The following link will open a print brochure:

War of 1812 Symposium 2011 Vincennes

The following link will open an online registration form:

http://www.usi.edu/hsi/warof1812.asp

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Bus Tour, May 11, to Locust Grove and Beck’s Mill

Grouseland Foundation is hosting a chartered bus tour to Historic Locust Grove, the last home of George Rogers Clark, in Louisville, KY, and to the newly restored Beck’s Mill in Salem, IN. There will also be a stop at Huber Orchard and Winery in Starlight, IN.

Click on the following link for brochure and registration form: Bus Tour 2011 May 11.

Grouseland will provide refreshments throughout the day and a box lunch. All tour admissions, food and bus expenses are included in the $80 cost per person. Registrations are due May 6.

The bus will depart from Grouseland, 3 W. Scott St., Vincennes, at 8:00 AM, and will return around 7:00 PM, on Wednesday, May 11.

For more information, call (812) 882-2096 or email grouseland@sbcglobal.net.

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Trees in History: Harrison and the Catalpa

The following article: An Argument for the Catalpa! by Jud Scott appears in the March-April 2011 journal of the Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association, www.inla1.org. Mr. Scott helps preserve trees at Vine & Branch, Inc., (317) 846-1935 or Treeconsultant@aol.com.

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Grouseland launches “First Families” heritage education program

Vincennes, Indiana – March 15, 2011 – Families helped shape the early history of Indiana and many of those families lived in Vincennes.  Is your family among those “First Families”?

That is the question that the Grouseland Foundation seeks to answer through a new heritage education outreach program. The goal of “First Families” is to identify descendants from three categories related to the history of the William Henry Harrison Mansion, “Grouseland,” in Vincennes, Indiana.  These categories include descendants of 1) William Henry Harrison, 2) American military and militia who served alongside Harrison at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, and 3) descendants of pre-statehood families (before 1816) in Vincennes and Knox County.

“Being a part of First Families provides the opportunity for recognition, but most importantly, the goal is to encourage, especially among younger generations, new discovery of one’s cultural heritage and the importance of preserving it,” said Daniel Sarell, executive director of the Grouseland Foundation.

First Families will be officially launched at Grouseland’s Annual Dinner on April 5, at Vincennes University’s Green Activities Center.

First Families Recognition Society

Participation in First Families is not contingent on making a financial gift; however, families who qualify for the lineage program can be recognized in a special way by making “pooled” donations to the Friends of Grouseland Society in memory of their ancestor.  Individuals who contribute to these group gifts can also be recognized in their own name for their individual contributions.

Beyond identifying First Families, other goals of the program include raising cultural awareness by helping people discover their family connections to Vincennes and Indiana history as well as to invite descendants of First Families to participate in the mission of Grouseland:  to educate the public about William Henry Harrison and the Indiana Territory, and to preserve and promote the history of the United States.

Grouseland is the home of the 9th President of the United States, William Henry Harrison, and served as the Indiana Territory governor’s mansion from its completion in 1804 to 1812.  Grouseland is a National Historic Landmark adjacent to Vincennes University – which Harrison founded – and the legendary Wabash River.

For more information about First Families, to sign up as a qualified descendant, or to purchase advance tickets for the April 5 Dinner, call Grouseland at 812-882-2096 or email:  grouseland@sbcglobal.net.

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First Families Application

The following link: First Families Application … Is an easy to fill out form for joining “First Families,” Grouseland’s heritage education outreach.  We are seeking descendants from 3 groups: 1) William Henry Harrison, 2) American veterans of the Battle of Tippecanoe (Nov. 1811), and 3) Pre-Statehood (before 1816) Families in Vincennes and Knox County.

Announcement of First Families (for immediate release):

Grouseland launches “First Families” heritage education program

Vincennes, Indiana – March 15, 2011 – Families helped shape the early history of Indiana and many of those families lived in Vincennes.  Is your family among those “First Families”?

That is the question that the Grouseland Foundation seeks to answer through a new heritage education outreach program. The goal of “First Families” is to identify descendants from three categories related to the history of the William Henry Harrison Mansion, “Grouseland,” in Vincennes, Indiana.  These categories include descendants of 1) William Henry Harrison, 2) American military and militia who served alongside Harrison at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, and 3) descendants of pre-statehood families (before 1816) in Vincennes and Knox County.

“Being a part of First Families provides the opportunity for recognition, but most importantly, the goal is to encourage, especially among younger generations, new discovery of one’s cultural heritage and the importance of preserving it,” said Daniel Sarell, executive director of the Grouseland Foundation.

First Families will be officially launched at Grouseland’s Annual Dinner on April 5, at Vincennes University’s Green Activities Center.

First Families Recognition Society

Participation in First Families is not contingent on making a financial gift; however, families who qualify for the lineage program can be recognized in a special way by making “pooled” donations to the Friends of Grouseland Society in memory of their ancestor.  Individuals who contribute to these group gifts can also be recognized in their own name for their individual contributions.

Beyond identifying First Families, other goals of the program include raising cultural awareness by helping people discover their family connections to Vincennes and Indiana history as well as to invite descendants of First Families to participate in the mission of Grouseland:  to educate the public about William Henry Harrison and the Indiana Territory, and to preserve and promote the history of the United States.

Grouseland is the home of the 9th President of the United States, William Henry Harrison, and served as the Indiana Territory governor’s

mansion fr

om its completion in 1804 to 1812.  Grouseland is a National Historic Landmark adjacent to Vincennes University – which Harrison founded – and the legendary Wabash River.

For more information about First Families, to sign up as a qualified descendant, or to purchase advance tickets for the April 5 Dinner, call Grouseland at 812-882-2096 or email:  grouseland@sbcglobal.net.

Published in: on March 24, 2011 at 3:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

Grouseland Foundation to Host Annual Dinner, April 5, 2011

Grouseland Foundation will host its Annual Dinner to benefit the ongoing preservation and education mission of the William Henry Harrison Mansion “Grouseland” in Vincennes, IN.

The dinner will be held in the Green Activities Center on the campus of Vincennes University (Harrison St.) at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.  The featured speaker will be Mr. Kevin Myers, local historian and American Studies instructor at Vincennes Lincoln High School.  The program will also include a special announcement about Grouseland’s new heritage education initiative, “First Families.”

First Families is a program designed to 1) identify and recognize descendants of William Henry Harrison, veterans of the Battle of Tippecanoe, and families who lived in Vincennes/Knox Co. prior to statehood (1816); and 2) to increase awareness of the unique history and heritage that Grouseland and Vincennes represents.

Tickets for the dinner are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.  To purchase tickets, call or email Grouseland, (812) 882-2096 or grouseland@sbcglobal.net. Credit card payments can be made over the phone or through PayPal at http://www.grouseland.org (“Donate” tab).  If using PayPal, please notify Grouseland that the purchase is intended for dinner tickets.

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Announcing “First Families” Heritage Education Outreach

“First Families” is a heritage education outreach program of Grouseland Foundation, administrators of William Henry Harrison’s Grouseland, in Vincennes, Indiana.

The goal of “First Families” is 1) to identify descendants of those who shaped the early development of Indiana and the state’s vital role in the westward expansion of the United States; 2) to raise cultural awareness by helping people discover their family connections to Vincennes’ and Indiana history; and 3) to invite “First Families” descendants to participate in the mission of Grouseland: to educate the public, to preserve and promote the history of the United States.

First Families Lineage Program

Grouseland seeks to identify descendants from three categories related to the history of the Harrison Mansion, Vincennes, and Indiana:

  1. Descendants of President William Henry Harrison
  2. Descendants of American military veterans, who served at the Battle of Tippecanoe (1811)
  3. Descendants of Pre-Statehood Families (before 1816) in Vincennes and Knox County, Indiana

Grouseland hopes to develop a verified database of these descendants that will expand upon and update current sources and contribute to future research.  Being a part of First Families provides the opportunity for recognition, but most importantly, the goal is to encourage, especially among younger generations, new discovery of one’s cultural heritage and the importance of preserving it.  The first phase of “First Families” projects will run through the bicentennial of Indiana statehood, December 11, 2016.

The scope of Grouseland’s collection includes William Henry Harrison (1773 – 1841) and the Indiana Territory (1800-1812) and provides an excellent vehicle for young people to learn more and get involved in this mission.  Through this effort, Grouseland intends to inspire all people, regardless of their background, to participate more personally and actively in historical preservation and education efforts.  First Families can serve as a template for other communities to facilitate heritage education outreach.

First Families will be officially “launched” with a special announcement at Grouseland’s Annual Dinner on April 5, 2011.  The dinner will take place at 6:00 PM in the Green Activities Center on the campus of Vincennes University.  The speaker will be Vincennes Lincoln High School instructor and local historian, Kevin Myers.  Advance tickets are $25.00, or $30 at the door.

To RSVP for the dinner, for more information about “First Families,” or to sign up as a qualified descendant, call Grouseland at (812) 882-2096, or email grouseland@sbcglobal.net.

Grouseland is the home of the 9th President of the United States, William Henry Harrison, and served as the Indiana Territory governor’s mansion from its completion in 1804 to 1812.   Grouseland is a National Historic Landmark located at 3 West Scott Street, Vincennes, IN 47591.

Published in: on March 9, 2011 at 12:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

Governor Harrison WANTS YOU!!! – Volunteer at Grouseland!

Grouseland needs volunteers for the Walnut Grove Dedication, and we are seeking non-profit community groups to sell food and beverages on Saturday, August 21, 2010.

 Walnut Grove Dedication &

1810 Camp Fire “Council at the Grove”

If you are interested in volunteering, inquiring about further details, or would like to distribute information about our event, please contact: Dan Sarell at (812) 882-2096 or email Grouseland@sbcglobal.net.

 Event Overview

William Henry Harrison’s Grouseland, presidential site, Indiana territorial governor’s mansion and National Historic Landmark, in Vincennes, is preparing to dedicate its new commemorative historical park, “Walnut Grove,” on Saturday, August 21, 2010.  Walnut Grove marks the 200th anniversary of the meetings between then-governor Harrison and Shawnee leader, Tecumseh.

The dedication ceremony will be held at 1:00 PM, and a reenactment event, or “living history experience,” will be hosted from 7:00 – 10:00 PM.  All of the events will be held at Grouseland (3 W. Scott St., Vincennes) and on the adjacent Vincennes State Historic Sites’ “Council Grounds.” 

The purpose of this appeal is …  

1)To recruit volunteers from the community to help with the event, and

2) To ask local non-profit organizations, service and fraternal clubs, and churches to participate in our event and benefit your own organization in the process.

It is the sincerest hope of our foundation board that these events will be a significantly meaningful and fun day for Vincennes and Knox County.  They are opportunities for us to showcase our beautiful and largely undiscovered historic sites, but it is also another of many opportunities for our community to rally together and put its best foot forward to host visitors and local residents alike.

Participate by Volunteering

We have a great need for volunteers to help us host these events.  We welcome individuals, families, and groups to join us.

Times and nature of help that we will need 

Friday, August 20 … During the afternoon, volunteers are needed to help set up event tents and prepare the “Council Grounds” (picnic area) for the encampment of reenactors

Saturday, August 21 … Throughout the morning volunteers are needed to help with any additional set up and to assist reenactors with setting up the encampment.

Some volunteers will be needed to throughout the day to assist as needed.

Volunteers, who would like to join Grouseland’s corps of volunteer tour guides, are welcome to be trained and assist with tours of Grouseland throughout the day, including the Candlelight Tours that will be given throughout the Camp Fire “Council at the Grove” event (7:00 – 10:00 PM).  Training to give tours is required and will be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Sunday, August 22 … Throughout the morning, volunteers will be needed to help take down tents and other event equipment, and to help clean up the site in general.

Participate and benefit your non-profit organization at the same time!!

Charitable food and beverage booths

Because these dedication events are primarily civic and educational events, we are not contracting with vendors to sell products.  However, we welcome interested non-profit groups, churches, clubs and other organizations, who would like to set up informal food or drink booths, such as selling sandwiches, baked goods, home made desserts, etc., we will entertain these requests on a case-by-case basis.  For example, the Boy Scouts have already agreed to sell iced down drinks.

All participating organizations will be asked to follow the guidelines of the Knox County Health Department, and we will supply those materials.  

There would be no charge for having a booth, and group would need to be self-sufficient, since there are limited water sources and no electricity.  Groups with booths can keep all of their proceeds to benefit their not-for-profit causes. 

If you are interested in volunteering, inquiring about further details, or would like to distribute information about our event, please contact: Dan Sarell at (812) 882-2096 or email Grouseland@sbcglobal.net.

EVENT POSTERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR DISPLAY IN PUBLIC PLACES … CONTACT DAN SARELL TO OBTAIN A POSTER.

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Scott Russell Sanders “WILDERNESS PLOTS” — Featured Storyteller at “Council at the Grove,” August 21

          Award winning Hoosier author and storyteller, Scott Russell Sanders, will be among the featured storytellers at 1810 Camp Fire “Council at the Grove” on Saturday, August 21 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM.   Professor Sanders will read his collection of “tales about the settlement of the American land,” WILDERNESS PLOTS
          The author will read to vistors by camp fire light as part of Grouseland’s living history experience, “Council at the Grove.”  
          William Henry Harrison’s GROUSELAND  is located at 3 W. Scott St., Vincennes, IN, and the event will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2010, from 7:00 – 10:00 PM. 
          Council at the Grove is the evening event, which will follow the 1:00 PM dedication ceremony of the new historical park, “Walnut Grove” at Grouseland, which commemorates the bicentennial of the meetings between Shawnee leader, Tecumseh, and then governor of the Indiana Territory, William Henry Harrison, who later served as the 9th President of the United States.
          Council at the Grove will feature other storytellers, as well as music and cultural demonstrations of Native American, pioneer and military life in 1810 Indiana.  Visitors can tour various camp fire “stations”  and be transported in time. 
          Sanders is a 2010 recipient of the Indiana Author’s Award. His appearance at Grouseland’s Walnut Grove dedication event is made possible by a grant from the Vincennes-Knox County Convention and Visitors Bureau
          All events, except tours of Harrison’s mansion, are free and open to the public.  Tours will be given of Grouseland throughout the day, including by candlelight during Council at the Grove at regular admission rates ($5 adult, $4 senior, $3 students).
          Click on link to print and distribute event flyer … Wilderness Plots at Walnut Grove 8/21/10
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