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Experience the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail This July
Omaha, Nebraska – The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail invites you to #FindYourTrail along the 3,700 mile route this July. 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 water in July as we invite you to get out and experience your local paddling, boating, or hiking trails along the 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 July:
Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9:
Lewis and Clark Living History, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Knappton Cove Heritage Center, Naselle, WA
Knappton Cove Heritage Center and the Pacific Northwest Living Historians (PNLH) will present a living history program on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9. During this two day event, living historians will demonstrate the weapons, tools, and skills employed by the explorers of the epic Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Saturday, July 8: Summer Speakers Series, 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Visitor Center, Omaha, NE
At 11 a.m. Barb Kubik will present a program about the Lewis and Clark Expedition’s journal-keeping efforts in the Omaha area; young visitors will have the opportunity to make a simple journal. At 3 p.m., she will present a second program “Musquetors are verry troublesome . . . : The Corps of Discovery and Mosquitoes”. Ms. Kubik will talk about the numerous problems the Corps had with mosquitoes, and the creative ways they dealt with the insects and their bites, in the pre-DEET era!
Barb Kubik has lived and worked along the Pacific Northwest portion of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail for over 40 years, exploring the trail and the history of near-by sites. She is an historian, author, educator, and a long-time member of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Wednesday, July 12:
Seaman’s Day, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Astoria, OR
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park has a dog day you won't want to miss! The 24th annual Seaman’s Day commemorating the dog of the Corps of Discovery will be held Wednesday, July 12, at Fort Clatsop. This special event offers visitors an opportunity to learn about Seaman and to meet some modern Newfoundland dogs. Activities run 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Kids Corps dog-themed crafts will be available from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the visitor center. Rangers in period clothing will be at the fort during the day to answer questions and share living history.
Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26: Junior Ranger Explorer Activities for Kids, 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m., Sioux City Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Sioux City, IA
Enjoy a variety of junior ranger activities Wednesday in July at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Topics include “Navigating the Unknown” on July 12, “The Cottonwoods” on July 19, and “Christmas in July” on July 26.
Wednesday, July 26: “Facts Behind the Artifacts: Men and Women in Traditional Nez Perce Culture,” 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Lolo Pass Visitor Center, Lolo, MT
Allen, Josiah, and Lynette Pinkham will be presenting “Facts Behind the Artifacts: Men and Women in Traditional Nez Perce Culture.” Allen Pinkham is a storyteller and Nez Perce tribal historian. He shares stories of creation, coyote, and legends about landmarks and travel. His children, Josiah and Lynette, are both well-known for their expertise in tribal culture, arts, and crafts. Together they will be presenting a look into the tradition and cultural roles of Nez Perce families.
Friday and Saturday, July 28-29: Clark Days 2017, 12:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Pompeys Pillar National Monument, Worden, MT
Clark Days is a celebration of William Clark's journey through Montana, landing at Pompey's Pillar, and carving his name into the rock. The signature is the only remaining physical evidence of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Come join us this year for a remarkable look at this historic journey and the various ways they traveled on the Yellowstone River.
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.
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