Rendezvous to have extended hours on it’s 40th anniversary

A night time battle and horses on the battlefield are new additions to this year’s Spirit of Vincennes event….



In 2016 the state is turning 200 years old, the Indianapolis 500 is 100 years old and the Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous is 40 this year.  The annual Knox County event is a showcase of life and times in the late 18th and early 19th centuries complete with demonstrations, encampments and battle re-enactments.

Spokesman Mark Hill says the 40th year has given cause for some extended hours and new activities on Saturday. He says on Saturday the grounds at the French Commons in Vincennes near the George Rogers Clark Memorial will be open for visitors from 9-am to 9-pm…

Additional Rendezvous activities include candlelight tours of the nearby Indiana State Territorial Sites, Old French House, and Grouseland – the home of 9th U.S. President William Henry Harrison.  The State Constitution and a John Small Rifle will be on display at the adjacent DAR chapter house.

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