Brown Baggin' Through History: Mel Hankla as George Rogers Clark


June 7, 2013
Noon - 1 p.m.
Campus Martius Museum, Marietta

Turn your boring brown bag lunch into an enjoyable repast at the Ohio River Museum. Join us for a FREE and exciting program.

George Rogers Clark made his mark as a military leader during the Revolutionary War. In 1777 Clark won approval from Virginia governor Patrick Henry for a secret mission to attack British posts north of the Ohio River. Clark’s party, 175 soldiers and a small band of settlers, set up camp on Corn Island near the falls of the Ohio River in May, 1778.

The next month, Clark launched a brilliant campaign into present-day Illinois and Indiana, defeating the British and their Indian allies and securing the Northwest Territory for the young United States. Plagued by debts, drinking and poor health, he spent his later years living in Louisville, KY. Overshadowed by his brother William, of Lewis and Clark fame, he never got the credit he thought he had earned.

Join us as Mel Hankla brings George Rogers Clark to life as he reflects on the military exploits that were the peak of his career and his life after that.

Location: Campus Martius Museum, Marietta
Date: Friday, June 7, 2013
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Category: Southeast Region*, Lectures*
Created by: Public Access ( by Tom Wolf )
Updated: Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:28pm EST
Admission: Free
Special Offers: Save $1 on museum admission following the program June 7 only
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