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Spirit of Vincennes, Inc


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Spirit of Vincennes, Inc is a non-profit organization dedicated to historic preservation and education in Vincennes and Knox County, Indiana, USA. The group awards scholarships to graduates from each of the Knox County high schools, and presents a "Long Knife" award to individuals who help promote the history of Knox County.The Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous is an annual reenactment held on Memorial Day weekend at the French Commons, adjacent to the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Vincennes. It is also hosted by the Northwest Territory Alliance (NWTA), and the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. The event was started in the 1970s, and is intended to introduce visitors to life along the frontier in late 18th and early 19th century Vincennes, particularly during the American Revolution. According to the it's webpage, the rendezvous may attract 400 to 500 reenactors and 35,000 visitors.