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National park holds walking tour to educate the community

The George Rogers Clark National Memorial Park held a history march Saturday. Their goal is to teach those interested about history in a unique way.

Posted: Dec. 17, 2017 6:21 PM

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI)- Michael Hutchison and his wife visited the George Rogers Clark National Memorial Park Saturday afternoon. They came to take in a bit of Vincennes rich history.

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"I think it’s very important. First of all, I’m a history teacher and also just because I think it’s important that people in the community know the heritage of what happened here," said Hutchinson

They weren't just learning in the museum. They were taking part in a historic walk retracing history. It’s a tour led by park ranger Jason Collins.

"Kind of retracing the route that the British soldiers took and coming from the Wabash River to here fort Sackville," said Collins.

Each year the park holds a march across town. They load a bus to take a history walk across town back to the memorial.

It’s one of the many events they hold each year to better educate the public about what happened so many years ago.

"A lot of the people that come are park volunteers and reenactors who are really interested in this story and of course you get the ones interested in fitness and wanting to be able to get out and enjoy a day like today and pick up some history along the way," said Collins.

The park hopes more people will show interest in Vincennes history by participating in future marches. It’s something that Hutchinson wishes as well.

"You know as time goes on more and more people will be involved. It will kind of become something people will look forward to during the year similar to other events that happen here like the rendezvous," said Hutchinson.

The next march will take place in February. If you would like to learn more about these events check out the park's website here.

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