Events and Programs
Be a Tourist in Your Hometown
If it has been awhile since you've taken the time to "be a local tourist," the Hometown Tourism Day on Saturday, April 21 might be just the ticket for you. Several local sites are working together to offer free or reduced admissions or special programs on this day to encourage their neighbors to come and see what they have to offer.
Northwest Carriage Museum - 314 Alder St., Raymond - admission discounted to $3.00/adult, $1.00/youth, 10:00-4:00
Pacific County Historical Society & Museum - Hwy 101 at milepost 54, South Bend - free admission, 11:00-4:00
Appelo Archives Center - 1056 SR4, Naselle - free admission, 10:00-2:00
Cranberry Museum - 2907 Pioneer Rd., Long Beach - free admission & free postcard, 10:00-5:00
Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum - 115 SE Lake, Ilwaco - free admission, includes Ilwaco High School Art Show, 10:00-4:00
Knappton Cove Heritage Center/Columbia River Quarantine Station - free admission, exhibits & light refreshments, 1:00-4:00
Hanthorn Cannery Foundation Museum (Bumble Bee Seafoods Interpretive Center) - 100 39th St. - free admission, 9:00-6:00
ASOC Playhouse - THE REAL LEWIS AND CLARK STORY or How the Finns Discovered Astoria, $5.00, 7:30 pm
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop - free admission and ranger programs, 9:00-5:00
Seaside Museum & Historical Society - 570 Necanicum Drive - free admission, 10:00-4:00
Short-Attention-Span Environmental Film Festival
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park is going all out for Earth Day April 22 with The EarthDance Short-Attention-Span Environmental Film Festival on 3:00 PM at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center. It's a one-of-a-kind, traveling 90-minute film festival combining adventure, creativity and important environmental messages. The free festival is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association.
EarthDance Film Festival sparks discussions, provokes thought and introduces audiences to passionate people, culture and the natural world. It is about a planet where adventure is alive and history matters. The festival is the 9th annual collection of environmental films produced by EarthDance. Zakary Zide, the director of EarthDance, started the film festival in 2004 because he was getting tired of environmental stories portrayed as polarizing gloom and doom scenarios. "It wasn't a fully honest depiction," said Zide. "We wanted to encourage more stories of inspiration, hope and humor." The power of the festival is evident. Zide said after each festival showing, "It almost takes a minute for the audience to catch their breath." The films' variety and originality are an invitation to a conversation about the environment. After the Lewis and Clark NHP showing, there will be an optional discussion.
This year's festival features a collection of nine inspiring environmental stories, complete with hand-drawn and computer animations, serious documentaries, action adventures and comedies. The festival features, award-winning shorts, and audience favorites that were picked from 300 films submitted.
Summer Ranger Programs
June 25 Through September 3, 2012 - 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Netul Trail Guided Walks:
Guided Kayak-Canoe Tours:
Fort Ranger Programs:
August 17 - 19, 2012
Did You Know?
In 1958 Fort Clatsop National Memorial was authorized to commemorate the culmination and winter quarters of the Corps of Discovery.