Southern Indiana Landmark Featured on National TV

Vincennes, Ind. (WOWO): A landmark that served as the center of government before Indiana became a state will be featured tonight on the NBC television show “Parks and Recreation.

The episode was filmed last fall at Grouseland in Vincennes. The Grouseland Foundation, which operates and maintains the more than 200-year old building, says former U.S. President William Henry Harrison and his family lived in the home during his time as Indiana Territory Governor.

Grouseland executive director Lisa Ice-Jones says the episode features conflict between two main characters over a plan to turn some of Pawnee’s land into a national park. Ice-Jones says it features a red and white ball being used for the national park campaign in memory of Harrison’s use of a ball as part of his 1840 Presidential campaign.

She says that ball may be exhibited around the state to encourage people to visit Grouseland and learn more about Harrison‘s legacy.