Vincennes Founder Statue Fund

$1,180 of $10k goal

Raised by 20 people in 9 months
Norbert Brown  VINCENNES, IN


Friends of Vincennes' Heritage is an organization that has a goal of erecting a bronze statue of our city's founder, Sieur De Vincennes.  This funding would get us closer to getting our statue completed and permanently placed in a prominent location near the Wabash River in downtown Vincennes.  We feel that this is an important part of Vincennes' history that frequently gets left out.  We want to get this statue placed and tell the story.  Any and all contributions will be greatly appreciated.
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Chris Coffey
9 months ago

Come on people! After 5 hours, the only donation is from that broke guy that lives in a tent south of town. I'm not even from here! Pony up!

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$1,180 of $10k goal

Raised by 20 people in 9 months
Created May 18, 2016
Norbert Brown  
DW
$10
DEnnis Wissing
8 days ago
DW
$20
Danny Wilson
8 days ago
EG
$50
Elena Graves
9 days ago
JM
$50
Jeanne Marando
9 days ago
BM
$200
Bill Minderman
4 months ago

As I have "dug" into the history of my family ancestry over the last few years, I have been very proud to learn that I had 2 Great Grandfathers fight with Clark to take Ft. Sackville...Captain Nicholas Cardinal and Private Francois Racine. In addition, I have learned that one of the early settlers of Vincennes...Vital Boucher...who married Cardinal's daughter, is also a great grandfather. I have been able to trace the "Boucher" family back to ancestors living in France before Columbus found America! Learning all this, I felt there was no better way to honor them than to contribute to this great memory of the person for whom our city was named. I haven't lived in Vincennes for over 40 years but still have close family and emotional ties and will always call it HOME!

DC
$50
Duane Coan
4 months ago
JM
$100
Julie Marchino
4 months ago
JS
$100
Jerry Shields
5 months ago
ML
$20
Mark Labine
5 months ago
1
1

Wonderful idea!

JL
$50
James LaForest
5 months ago
1
1

There are so few opportunities for people to support efforts that highlight the French Canadian heritage of the Midwest. Vincennes is one of the most important settlements of the French era. The story of the French Canadian Revolutionary War Patriots is but one of the episodes that makes this project so important to complete!

Chris Coffey
9 months ago

Come on people! After 5 hours, the only donation is from that broke guy that lives in a tent south of town. I'm not even from here! Pony up!

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