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NWTA members have taken home honors in the past! Register for the 2017 Vincennes photo contest!
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Don't forget! Registration for the annual Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous Photo Contest begins today at the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Visitor Center! There will be three new youth ca...

NWTA members have taken home honors in the past!  Register for the 2017 Vincennes photo contest!

Did you finish your pre-season sewing projects before Vincennes this weekend? If not, mark your calendars for July 22-23! The Sew-In will host its first SUMMER sew-in at Forest Glen Preserve in Georgetown IL, with a focus on shifts. Come learn period-correct sewing techniques, leave with a useful new garment, and spend time with your friends during the mid-season lull! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are now just two and a half weeks away from the annual Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous! Buttons are now on sale at the park visitor center on 2nd Street in Vincennes!

Vincennes is quickly approaching! Our host unit and sponsors are working to make sure we have adequate camp space with the levee construction on the park grounds. Levee work is scheduled to begin on May 17.

The NPS has determined that the grassy area, beside the park entrance and previously used for parking, will be made available for additional NWTA camp space. This makes the area south of the parking lot the largest area for a contiguous camp.

This change makes your registration even more important in camp planning. Thank you for your patience and understanding as camp revisions are made.
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Vincennes is quickly approaching! Our host unit and sponsors are working to make sure we have adequate camp space with the levee construction on the park grounds. Levee work is scheduled to begin on May 17.

The NPS has determined that the grassy area, beside the park entrance and previously used for parking, will be made available for additional NWTA camp space. This makes the area south of the parking lot the largest area for a contiguous camp.

This change makes your registration even more important in camp planning. Thank you for your patience and understanding as camp revisions are made.

North West Territory Alliance - NWTA shared George Rogers Clark National Historical Park's photo.

Beautiful piece of art on display in Vincennes, IN reminding us that it's who we reach, not just what we teach, that matters.
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There is a new addition to the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park Visitor Center. This beautiful painting of the inside of the Clark Memorial was done by Joan Fulling of Palestine, Illinois ...

Beautiful piece of art on display in Vincennes, IN reminding us that its who we reach, not just what we teach, that matters.

Some of you have already heard, but this is to let everyone know that Bill Hess passed away Sunday morning February 26, 2017 after considerable health challenges this past year.

Service for Bill Hess:
Saturday March 4, from 3-8 pm
Oehler Funeral Home
2099 Miner St
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847-824-5155
There will be a prayer service most likely after 7. There will be no church or cemetery services as Bill will be cremated.

****The family has specifically requested that only those people who have been asked to serve as honor guards come in their 18th C kit.

Memorials will also be planned for the Vincennes and Cantigny events.

Jane Whiteside
Adjutant
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LAST POST - In honor of our fallen brother, friend, leader and role model, William C. Hess. Bill, you were a blessing to the North West Territory Alliance, and unwaveringly supported the organization's mission, and everyone as individuals. We are truly sorry for your going away, and hope that you have found peace. ... See MoreSee Less

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North West Territory Alliance - NWTAThe family has asked that all contact/communication be done through Christopher, Tim, and/or Kerry Hess.

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Peggy GreyNo words...just tears.

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Dave ShellyWhat an incredible man. He will be missed but the cannons are going off in heaven now.

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Diane Kredens GuntyA gentle man...and a gentleman...in the truest sense of the words..love you, Bill...will miss you. Love and prayers to Marilyn, Chris, Tim, Kerry, and Ian.

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Tom JenaMy glass raised to you !!!! R.I.P. my goode Sir !!!!

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Stacy RinnerI'm deeply saddened to hear of Bill's passing. My heart goes out to Marilyn, Tim, Chris, and the rest of the family. Hugs to all through this loss. I have nothing but the fondest memories of our former Commander.

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Sally CarlsonI am really sad to hear this. Hugs to Marilyn and family. Does anyone know if there will be a service, if so where and when?

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Celebrity sighting at last year's Military History Fest! Who might you run into this year?
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That time NWTA Commander Randy Hamper met Gilbert Gottfried at Military History Fest. You just never know who you'll run into.

Celebrity sighting at last years Military History Fest! Who might you run into this year?

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We return to Dollinger Family Farm, where our historical programming complements family-friendly activities at the farm's pumpkin patch! Admission charged for battle demonstration; come visit our active and educational encampment free.
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Battle of Dollinger Farm

October 7, 2017, 10:00am

Dollinger Family Farm

We return to Dollinger Family Farm, where our historical programming complements family-friendly activities at the farm's pumpkin patch! Admission charged for battle demonstration; come visit our act...

Battle of Dollinger Farm

North West Territory Alliance - NWTA added an event.

The 50th annual Feast of the Hunter's Moon takes place this year, with many recurring favorites, such as fife and drum corps, festival grounds with food and drink, voyageurs, and the participation of the NWTA's Revolutionary War reenactors, as well.

www.tcha.mus.in.us/feast.htm
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Feast of the Hunter's Moon

September 30, 2017, 10:00am

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The 50th annual Feast of the Hunter's Moon takes place this year, with many recurring favorites, such as fife and drum corps, festival grounds with food and drink, voyageurs, and the participation of ...

Feast of the Hunters Moon

North West Territory Alliance - NWTA added an event.

Lose yourself in history in the midst of a huge nature preserve! With no modern intrusions, this site and our interpreters have a unique opportunity to present the camp life and military maneuvers of the American Revolution. Past events held here have included competitions, special readings and demonstrations, and horses!
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Vermilion Valley Encampment at Forest Glen Preserve

September 23, 2017, 10:00am

Forest Glen Nature Preserve

Lose yourself in history in the midst of a huge nature preserve! With no modern intrusions, this site and our interpreters have a unique opportunity to present the camp life and military maneuvers of ...

Vermilion Valley Encampment at Forest Glen Preserve

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Christopher M HessGoing!!

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Jeanie RiderPictures please?

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Johnathan SargentGod I can't wait

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One of our largest events draws thousands to Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL, to view camp life, battle demonstrations, and artillery--and explore the gardens and museums also located within the park grounds. Free admission with parking fee.

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Revolutionary War Reenactment at Cantigny Park

September 9, 2017, 10:00am

Cantigny Park

One of our largest events draws thousands to Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL, to view camp life, battle demonstrations, and artillery--and explore the gardens and museums also located within the park gro...

Revolutionary War Reenactment at Cantigny Park

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The NWTA and its sister organization to the east, the BAR Northwest Department, team up for an event at Ohio's historic Fort Meigs.

www.fortmeigs.org/
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Fort Meigs NWTA BAR Joint Event

August 19, 2017, 10:00am

Fort Meigs: Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield

The NWTA and its sister organization to the east, the BAR Northwest Department, team up for an event at Ohio's historic Fort Meigs. www.fortmeigs.org/

Fort Meigs NWTA BAR Joint Event