Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
The George Rogers Clark NHP and the Knox County Public Library worked together on an innovative program during the summer of 2012. Planning began in January, with programs developed on topics such as: “Being a Ranger,” “Archaeology,” “Visit the Grand Canyon,” and The Web of Life.” The program included a variety of handson activities including: trying on elements of the ranger uniform, performing a mock archaeological dig, among others. Read more
The night sky has fascinated mankind for millennia. Men and machines have been sent to explore its greatest depths to learn more about its wonders. When kids are asked what their favorite part of science is, they usually respond with astronomy. What can people learn from the night sky? How does mankind explore its depths? 35 kids and just as many adults journeyed to George Rogers Clark National Historical Park on September 22 to find out. Read more
Did You Know?
George Rogers Clark worked diligently to develop a working relationship with the Spanish lieutenant governor in St. Louis. More...