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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel B. Sarell
William Henry Harrison’s GROUSELAND
[Grouseland Foundation, Inc.]
3 West Scott Street, Vincennes, IN 47591
Email … email@example.com
Phone … (812) 882-2096
Fax … (812) 882-7626
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