George Rogers Clark NPH celebrates National Park Week

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George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (GRCNHP) is gearing up for National Park Week with two special events planned.
 
The first is a gathering of park volunteers on Saturday. Volunteers will be offering a variety of demonstrations throughout the day including historic weapons demonstrations, cooking and more. These demonstrations will be ongoing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
The day also serves as National Junior Ranger Day and Junior Rangers are invited to the park to complete the park’s Junior Ranger activity sheet and earn, not only their Junior Ranger badge, but a special National Junior Ranger Day button!
 
In addition, members of the George Rogers Clark NHP Youth Advisory Council will be conducting tours of the restored Clark Memorial basement from 1 to 4 p.m. The tours will be offered on the hour and the halfhour and will meet at the base of the memorial. The last tour of the day will be at 4 p.m. 
 
The second event will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 as the park continues with National Park Movie Night. This installment features three new selections celebrating the life and times of the nation’s first President, George Washington. 
    
Selections for the evening include, George Washington Birthplace National Monument in Virginia, Fort Necessity National Battlefield in Pennsylvania and Colonial National Historical Park, specifically Yorktown Battlefield, in Virginia. 
    
Movie night will be held at the GRCNHP Visitor Center located at 401 S. 2nd St. in Vincennes. This program is offered free of charge.
    
For further information, contact Park Ranger Jason Collins at (812) 882-1776 ext. 1207, or via email at jason_m_collins@nps.gov
 
 

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