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.