Staff at George Rogers Clark National Historical Park gear up for special celebration

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Staff at the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park are gearing up for a special celebration this weekend.

The park will be honoring its 240thanniversary with several events that are all open to the public.

The festivities kicked-off Friday with a program highlighting the life of Francis Vigo. Vigo is described as a vital name in the George Rogers Clark campaign.

Saturday, the park will offer a 12-mile historical walk, following the footsteps of George Rogers Clark.

The events will conclude Monday with a proclamation by Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum inside the Clark Memorial Rotunda. The proclamation will be followed with a lunch provided by a local historical society.

“You can read about all this in a history book and that’s great and wonderful, but until you can actually come out and be a part of it, you know walking in those same footsteps,” said Jason Collins, GRCNHP Ranger.

All events are free with the exceptionof the lunch.

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