Home of nation’s 9th president gets new marketing
November 16, 2013 12:20PM
Updated: November 17, 2013 12:06AM
VINCENNES (AP) — Tourism officials hope new signs pointing to the Vincennes home of the nation’s ninth president will increase the number of visitors to the house and other attractions.
The Grouseland Foundation is rebranding President William Henry Harrison’s home after urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to change signs it installed about six years ago advertising the house by its name, “Grouseland.”
Foundation board president Jim Corridan tells the Vincennes Sun-Commercial that it makes sense to market the house as a former president’s home.
Harrison built the home in 1800 on land populated with the small gaming bird known as grouse.
Harrison was governor of the Indiana Territory before becoming president. He died on his 32nd day in office of complications from pneumonia he contracted while delivering his inaugural address.