August 27, 2017 - 1 pm
Lake Leota Park
The event is being presented to celebrate Evansville’s unique history. Last year, The Grove Society hosted a history program that focused on the Tourist Camp, which was active from 1920 to the 1940s. This year’s event will celebrate the diverse history of the park, from military encampments to the Tourist Camp to individuals and families who played, swam and boated at Leonard-Leota Park! We hope you will return to the Park for this special day. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the festivities. Car owners with vintage vehicles are encouraged to return.
The soldier’s field kit and children’s activities will also be available on August 27th at our second annual stories of the Park event at Leonard-Leota Park.
1:00 p.m.: presentation on the history of Leonard-Leota Park & displays on Evansville’s role during World War I at the Horse Barn Shelter, Leonard-Leota Park.
2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m: walking tours of Grove Street Historic District, beginning at the Historic Baker Office Building (Grove Society Museum), 15 Grove Street, at the entrance to the park off Business Hwy 14 and Madison Street.
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., except during the presentation 1:00-2:00 p.m.: hours for the Museum and Antes Cabin.