Experience the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail This August

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Date: August 4, 2017

Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail News Release
For Immediate Release
Release Date:  August 4, 2017
Contact:  Ashley Danielson, 402-661-1804
Experience the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail This August
Omaha, Nebraska – The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail invites you to #FindYourTrail along the 3,700 mile route this August. Today's Trail is the product of many diverse groups: federal, tribal, state and local agencies, and public and private organizations. These groups work together at more than 150 locations to provide opportunities for visitors to experience and learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition and its many stories.
Celebrate the great American road trip and the solar eclipse this August as we invite you to get out and experience your Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. Check out the maps page of our website to find sites near you.  https://www.nps.gov/lecl
Here are some events happening along the Trail in August:
Saturday and Sunday, August 5-6: Annual Indian Arts Showcase, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site,  Williston, ND
Demonstrations of traditional Northern Plains Indian accoutrements, crafts and music by American Indian artisans, dance demonstrations by the New Town Eagle Feather Dancers accompanied by drum group Tatanka-Oyate
Saturday, August 12: Summer Speakers Series, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Center, Omaha, NE
The father of conservation, Theodore Roosevelt, will be speaking on conservation Saturday, August 12. Starting at 10:00 a.m., stop by and visit with Teddy. At 11:00 a.m., Teddy will present a youth program called “Conservation and the Teddy Bear- The Animals of the White House.” From 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., learn about ranching families- lessons on cowboys and cowgirls and branding. You can even get an autograph from the President himself. At 3:00 p.m., Teddy will present an all ages program titled “The Father of Conservation- The Life and Times of Teddy Roosevelt. Visits with Teddy will continue from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Saturday, August 12: Picnic/Potluck and Other Activities, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Oregon Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Beacon Rock State Park,  Stevenson, WA
Load up your friends and family and join us for a fun day at Beacon Rock State Park.  We have reserved the Doetsch Day Use Area – picnic shelter at the park.  There is a large grassy area for all kinds of activities to be engaged in.  Bring your own game equipment for baseball, horseshoes, croquet, frisbee, etc.  Hike the trail up Beacon Rock, Hamilton Creek Falls, or Hamilton Mountain.  We are not far from the boat launch area to the river.  Take pictures or just lay on a blanket watching others play. Potluck in the evening.
Monday, August 14: Solar Eclipse Trivia Hunt, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, NE
Participants will be encouraged to bring a picnic supper and then walk all three loops of our boardwalk looking for “Trivia” cards and objects themed to the math of a total solar eclipse, historical impacts of a total solar eclipse, animal reactions to a partial/solar eclipse, and stories/legends about a total solar eclipse.
Saturday, August 19:
Buffalo Cookout and National Park Service Program,  6:00 p.m.,  Niobrara State Park, Niobrara, NE
Located at the Buffalo Cookout Pavilion. Cookout meal will start serving at 6 p.m.; entertainment will follow immediately after serving meal. Reservations are required and must be made by noon on the date of the cookout.
Saturday, August 19: Tule Mat Demonstration with Taaw-Lee-Winch (Tule Man), 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, The Dalles, OR
Come meet Taaw-Lee-Winch, also known as "Tule Man," Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive in The Dalles. He will be demonstrating the techniques of making tule mats, which play an important role in the Native American culture. He will also be showcasing the Wasco Regalia he has made.
Check with your local site along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail for local activities and programs.
Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail traverses over 3700 miles across the states of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. It is part of the National Park Service. Its headquarters is located at 601 Riverfront Drive in Omaha, Nebraska where there is a small Visitors Center open to the public year-round. Visitors can obtain American the Beautiful Passes, to include the Annual, Active Military, Senior, Access, and Every Kid in a Park, by stopping by the Visitor Center during open hours.
For additional information on Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, please call 402-661-1826 or visit www.nps.gov/lecl  and join the conversation at www.facebook.com/lewisandclarknht and www.twitter.com/LewisClarkTrail
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for the 412 parks in the National Park System and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Visit us at www.nps.gov, on Facebook www.facebook.com/nationalparkservice, Twitter www.twitter.com/natlparkservice, and YouTube www.youtube.com/nationalparkservice.
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Last updated: August 4, 2017

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