Madison County Historical Society

 
 

Madison County Historical Society


PRESENTS


  GEORGE ROGERS CLARK NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK


GROUSELAND - WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON MANSION

and

RED SKELETON MUSEUM

TOUR

at

VINCENNES, INDIANA

on

Saturday, June 18, 2016

 
 

  TOUR VISITS AND EVENTS

 
 

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

For more information, please visit their website at www.nps.gov/gero. 


 
 
GROUSELAND

Grouseland was designed by William Lindsay and constructed at great personal expense to Governor Harrison.  The house, built in 1804, was built from local materials by skilled labor, and decorated in grand style with items imported from Europe.

During Harrison's governorship of the Indiana Territory, Grouseland was the social and official life of the territory.  Vincennes was the capital of the Northwest Territory and more land was governed from Vincennes than any other city outside Washington D.C.  Harrison lived here until 1812 and it remained in the family until the late 1840s.

Today, the property is owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution who saved the building from destruction.  A volunteer board of directors from the DAR and non-DAR members manage the structure and its many programs.

Red Skelton Museum of Comedy

The website is www.redskeltonmuseum.org is very informative and entertaining.

 
 
This motor tour is a fund raiser for the Madison County Historical Society and is managed and planned by our member volunteers.  Your particiaption is greatly appreciated.

Madison County Historical Society|15 West 11th Street, P. O. Box 696, Anderson, Indiana 46015-0696|(765)683-0052|madisonchs@sbcglobal.net

 

 
 

 ITINERARY

 
 

ALL TIMES ARE ANDERSON TIME.

The motor coach will be available for boarding at 6:30 a.m. at the southwest corner of the Anderson Meijers Store parking lot.  We will depart promptly at 6:45 a.m. 

Donuts, orange juice and bottled water will be available during the morning drive.  Also, Harry has promised a variety of games and puzzles!

Arrival in Vincennes will be around 9:45 a.m.  We will spend 30 minutes at the Visitor's Center.  We are planning on being in Vincennes for  about 5 1/2 hours.

 We will proceed to our first stop at the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park.  The second visit will be the William Henry Harrison Mansion and the final stop will be the Red Skelton Museum of Comedy. 

 We will be departing Vincennes at about 4:30 p.m. and arrive back in Anderson by about 8 p.m.  A dinner stop will be made which will be announced at a later date.  Lunch and dinner cost is the responsibility of the guest traveler.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • This trip will be available exclusively to members of the Madison County Historical Society and their guests until May 18, 2016, after which it will be open to the general public.
  • We will sell 50 seats on a 55 passenger motor coach.
  • Complete payment must accompany all reservations.  All sales are final and not refundable.
  • Base price for trip:  $65/person
  • Included:  motor coach, driver's gratuity, donuts and juice, admission fees for the Mansion and Museum.
  • NOT included:  coffee or tea or BYO, lunch and dinner, any guided tours
  • Payments are final and must be received by May 15, 2016.
  • Please note:  If you pay and cannot attend, please let us know.  If we have a waiting list, there may be someone to buy your seat.
 To pay for your tour:
  • you may bring your reservation(s) to the office
  • use the mail-in form below

For questions and more information, please call Milt Otto at 765-683-1526;  Don Hunt, 765-643-6713;  or Harry Kirchenbauer, 765-734-1495.