Spring Mill State Park offers such a variety of activities and adventures, you’ll need to stay overnight.
Virgil I. Grissom Memorial, Inc. is pleased to announce special guests:
Joel Johnstone & Harrison Schmitt
Have you ever watched The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Newsroom or The Astronaut Wives Club? You would’ve seen Joel Johnstone! While he is in Mitchell, he plans to speak about his role on The Astronaut Wives Club, as our honorable hero, Gus Grissom.
As the most recent living person to walk on the moon, we are excited to have Schmitt in Mitchell to talk of his life as a geologist, former U.S. Senator and crew member of Apollo 17. You have to hear these stories!
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
$20 | VIP Tours | Grissom Boyhood Home
This includes a tour of the Home, hor d’oeuvres and desserts, as well as, a photo with Joel Johnstone.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
$45 | Photo Op | Mitchell First Baptist Church
Includes a group photo of no more than 5 people with Harrison Schmitt. Tickets will be available at the door on the day of for $50.
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free | Open House Tours | Grissom Boyhood Home
Walk through the home that Gus Grissom grew up in.
$30 | Symposium | Mitchell Opera House
This is a special program from Harrison Schmitt and Joel Johnstone.
Want to learn a little more about Lawrence County astronauts? We have a whole blog about them! CLICK HERE to check it out!
While your in town for the event, you may want to check out our Cool Astronaut Finds!
GRISSOM BOYHOOD HOME TOURS
Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom is a hero in Lawrence County. Gus, a Mitchell native and military veteran, was one of the first Americans to fly into space. He is one of three astronauts from Lawrence County.
The house that he grew up in is still here – opening its doors for space lovers, historians and families to visit and enjoy.
Volunteers open the home to visitors on Saturdays. Walk through the home and get a glimpse into what life was like for Gus growing up.
TOURS ARE FREE – Donations are welcome and go to Virgil I. Grissom, Inc. to help with upkeep of the home and events for the public.
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
May to October