Traveling Trunk: Fort Clatsop Explorers
Fort Clatsop Explorers provides objects and activities about the Lewis and Clark Expedition and their winter stay at Fort Clatsop in 1805-06. A few of the objects included are: buckskin clothing, candle mold, flint-n-steel fire starting kit, powder horn, trade items, Jefferson Peace Medal, examples of furs and a housewife (sewing kit). An educators guide contains hands-on activity ideas and descriptions of some of the essential articles carried by the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Did You Know?
The average American man in the early 1800s was 5'5" or 5'6". Both Clark and Lewis were six feet tall though. Under most circumstances military recruits had to be at least 5'4" to join the army.