Historic Indiana mansion to feature in NBC comedy

This image released by NBC shows Amy Poehler in a scene from "Parks & Recreation." Poehler is nominated for an Emmy Award for best actress in a comedy series for her role as Leslie Knope. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Emmy ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. It will air Sept. 22 on CBS. (AP Photo/NBC, Dean Hendler)

VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — The one-time Indiana home of the nation’s ninth president will be getting widespread exposure in an upcoming episode of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.”

The series starring Amy Poehler that’s set in the fictional city of Pawnee, Indiana, will include in its Jan. 20 episode a visit to “Grouseland,” the mansion William Henry Harrison called home when he was governor of the Indiana territory.

Grouseland executive director Lisa Ice-Jones tells the Vincennes Sun-Commercial she’s thrilled the mansion built in 1800 will be featured in the show.

A film crew for “Parks and Recreation” filmed the mansion during a visit to Vincennes, but a set was built in Studio City, California, to resemble the mansion’s interior.

Harrison lived at Grouseland from 1804 until 1812. He was elected U.S. president in 1840.

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Information from: Vincennes Sun-Commercial, http://www.vincennes.com

 

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