4550 N. Illinois Street
My Country ‘Tis of Thee
Wednesdays: September 20 – October 11
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday: October 18 Tour of Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Presented by Central Indiana Senior Fund a CICF Fund and the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
This new adult education learning series features weekly topics designed to build bridges between individuals, civic literacy, and personal history in a fun and approachable setting of one-hour ‘conversations’. Each session concludes with time for participants to write and, or, share reflections that connect their personal story to the themes of each conversation. The fifth session is a field trip to The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site for a tour. The weekly themes are:
Let Freedom Ring
One family’s actions were crucial in the development and vital to sustaining our nation’s new experiment in self-government.
In William Henry Harrison’s time, changing communities in the growing American West fought to forbid slavery and developed a new model for free and public schools.
Brothers & Sisters in Arms
The American Civil War was an epic test of founding principles and national resolve – and it irrevocably changed America’s perceptions of itself and the world.
Dawn of a New Day
President Harrison helped usher in the modern era, opening Ellis Island, signing the Sherman Anti-Trust Act, setting aside 13 million acres of federal land for conservation, and advocating for African American rights.
Tour of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
This meticulously preserved 10,000 square foot Italianate mansion houses 10,000 historical artifacts and has been preserved as a museum and educational resource. The docent-led tour is completely ADA accessible and includes special accommodations for older adults.
Cost: Free for Heritage Place members. Transportation provided for the tour. Must attend the educational sessions to participate in the trip.