A chapter of the Indiana Society that meets in Vincennes, Indiana


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May 24 & 25, 2014

Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous Home Page

One of the Midwest’s premier Revolutionary War reenactments occurs Memorial Day weekend at the site of the foremost American victory throughout the frontier. This reenactment, known as the Rendezvous, is sponsored annually by the Spirit of Vincennes, Inc. Since the late 1970s, the citizens of Vincennes, IN; the reenactors of the Northwest Territory Alliance (NWTA); and the employees of the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (NHP) have collaborated to present this distinguished 18th century historical gathering. The event’s popularity is such that it attracts 400 to 500 reenactors along with an estimated 35,000 visitors.

The majority of the activities such as the selling of merchandise and food; the demonstration of arts and crafts; colonial period entertainment; and the re-creation of Revolutionary War battles takes place upon the French Commons. The commons, quite fittingly, is located adjacent to the George Rogers Clark NHP. This park includes the Clark Memorial, a Greek style monument that stands upon the revered spot at which the British surrendered Fort Sackville.

At 10 a.m., Thurs., Feb. 25, 1779, British Lt. Gov. Henry Hamilton surrendered his garrison of 80 soldiers after a siege which lasted less than two days. The victor, Lt. Col. Clark, had led an army of 170 Americans and French-Canadians across the flooded area of present-day southern Illinois in a march to Vincennes.

For more information contact: Information@SpiritOfVincennes.org


MEETINGS FOR 2014:

Next GRC Chapter Meeting
***** Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 1:30PM EST *****
In the Genealogical Library in the McGrady-Brockman Building
at 614 N. 7th Street (corner of 7th and Hart across from the Knox County Public Library).
Parking next to building.


Other Planned GRC Meetings for 2014
Saturday, October 11th at 1:30 pm at the McGrady Brockman House


ATTENTION!
George Rogers Clark Chapter will host the Indiana SAR State Meeting in Vincennes!
Saturday, October 18th. - Details to follow as soon as possible.




Our INSSAR State Newsletter Editor, Jeff Hornung, has just released a special issue of the Hoosier Patriot for July 2013. Click here This issue features a well-done article "The American Revolution's Battle on the Wabash" created with the combined efforts of Compatriots Wayne Eells Jr., Mark Kreps and Robert C. Pfaff (Mark is a member of the George Rogers Clark Chapter). There is a link in the article to another great article (Click here) published in The Indiana Historian "The Fall of Fort Sackville."

George Rogers Clark Chapter
Current Officers for 2013


President - Robert P. Cunningham
Vice-President - C. David Betzner
Secretary/Treasurer - [Currently Vacant]
Chaplain - Charles E. Jordan
Registrar/Genealogist - Kenneth Gilkey




Interested in learning more about becoming an SAR member?
Contact Kenneth Gilkey who will explain everything to you and
he can help you through the application process.


Membership in the Sons of the American Revolution is open to any man of age eighteen (18) years or over
(under 18 may join as Junior members), who is a lineal descendant of an ancestor who supported the war for
American independence. These ancestors are referred to as Revolutionary War Patriots and include
those persons who fought in the military and/or militia, who provided supplies to the American cause,
who served on political bodies supporting the Revolution, who signed oaths of support and similar acts.



The George Rogers Clark Flag, a red and green striped banner commonly associated with George Rogers Clark, although Colonel Clark
did not campaign under these colors. The “Clark” flag was made in Vincennes, Indiana, and likely flew over Fort Sackville even before Clark arrived.









Point Pleasant, West Virginia 2012: GRC President Robert Cunningham
is presenting the GRC wreath escorted by State President C. David Betzner
and District Vice-President General T. Rex Legler II (carrying the GRC Flag).





The INSSAR Color Guard presented the Colors in Vincennes, IN for the 234th Anniversary (Feb. 25, 2013)
of the capture of Ft. Sackville by George Rogers Clark and his men.
Photo taken as we were preparing for the ceremony to begin.
Four of the guardsmen are members of the GRC Chapter.





On Dec. 30 between holidays and before the end of the year, getting out one more Flag Certficate
at Terhunes Inc. - McDonalds in Muncie, IN. Manager Donna Jenkinson
receives Flag Certificate from Mark Kreps, INSSAR Flag Chairman
on behalf of the George Rogers Clark Chapter, where Kreps is a dual member.



11 NOV 2013 is Veteran's Day! Visit these sites:
Veterans' Day - The VA's Vet's Day Site




Indiana Society Sons of the American Revolution INSSAR National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution NSSAR
NSSAR Current Status of Membership & Supplemental Applications National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Indiana Society Children of the American Revolution The National Society Children of the American Revolution
General Society Sons of the Revolution (SR)
(Not Affiliated with the SAR)
Department of Veteran Affairs
National Archives and Records Administration The Library of Congress
A Short History of the United States Pledge of Allegience Michael Meals' Rev. War Links
U.S. Defense Link Documents of Freedom
Battles of the American Revolution Portraits of our Presidents
The US Declaration of Independence Archiving Early America
The USA Flag Site Historic Flags
The Star Spangled Banner Flags Over America


IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN COMPATRIOTS







Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites
 on the Internet
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet



John G. West, Web Master - jgw.mylines@gmail.com


Originally published on 21 Nov 2012 with last revision on 12 May 2014


About SAR: The Sons of the American Revolution is a historical, educational, and patriotic "lineage" society comprised of male descendants of patriots who supported the cause of American Independence during the years 1774-1783. Mission: The purpose of the Sons of the American Revolution is "to perpetuate the memory of those who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the American Revolution, achieved the independence of the American People". Description: The George Rogers Clark SAR Chapter is the oldest chapter currently active in the Indiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and meets in Vincennes, Indiana. General Information: Membership in the Sons of the American Revolution is open to any man of age eighteen (18) years or over, who is a lineal descendant of an ancestor who supported the war for American independence. These ancestors are referred to as Revolutionary War Patriots and include those persons who fought in the military and/or militia, who provided supplies to the American cause, who served on political bodies supporting the Revolution, who signed oaths of support and similar acts.


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