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Midwest’s Premier Revolutionary War Reenactment 

Main Events:

18th Century Trade Fair

Saturday

August 22,2020

9AM - 6PM EST

Sunday

August 23, 2020

10AM - 4PM EST

Vincennes, Indiana

Press Release 

 

April 15, 2020

44th Annual Rendezvous Rescheduled

New Dates announced

The 44th annual Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous will be postponed from its original Memorial Day weekend due to the COVID-19 events and limited travel in the state.  The Spirit of Vincennes, Inc. in conjunction with George Rogers Clark National Historic Park, The Northwest Territory Alliance, Merchants, and Food Booths have consulted and arrived at new dates Saturday August 22nd and Sunday August 23rd.  

The hours of the event will be slightly adjusted on Sunday to allow our reenactors return time home.  Saturday hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. with full schedule. Sunday hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  EDT.  

Please check our Website www.spiritofvincennes.org or our Facebook site for additional information.  

Thanks for your support and consideration and we will see you this summer!  

Watch as craftsmen demonstrate skills of the 18th century creating items that are both utilitarian and artistic. Visit merchants selling wares that would have been available to early residents. Witness entertainers performing shows and music from the early part of our country’s history. Food vendors create tasty dishes that will take you back in time. A full weekend of activities and things to do and see is awaiting your family.

Reenactment Battles

Saturday, August 22nd TBA

Saturday, August 22nd TBA
Sunday, August 23rd TBA
Sunday, August 23rd TBA

The cannon belches a cloud of smoke. A sharp crack that sounds like thunder announces the presence of opposing forces on the battlefield. Soldiers advance from the woods and a few shots are fired. Both armies are soon joined by reinforcements and the shooting becomes almost continuous. Smoke drifts across the field till the armies become like ghosts through the mist. The cannon fires again adding its voice to those of the muskets and rifles. You are drawn in and begin to see a picture of what 18th century warfare was like.

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Grounds

Stroll through the encampment and interact with members of the NWTA (North West Territory Alliance). Witness the color ceremony, 18th Century Fashion Show, Colonel Webb's Band of Musick, a parade of uniforms and watch the film at the Visitor's Center. 

You are welcome to go inside the Memorial to see the 7 1/2 foot bronze statue of George Rogers Clark and marvel at the seven 28 foot murals by Ezra Winter that depict the story of Clark's capture of Fort Sackville during the American Revolution.

Conclude your weekend with us by sitting on the Memorial steps on Sunday at 4:30 pm to listen to the Tippecanoe Ancient Fife and Drum Corp. and the River Valley Colonial Fife and Drum Corp. Following this at 5:00 pm is the NWTA closing ceremony, Evening Colors and Troop Parade.

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