In Their Footsteps: Currents of Change guest speaker series

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Date: September 6, 2006
Contact: Sally Freeman, Park Ranger, (503) 861-4424

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the 2006-2007 In Their Footsteps: Currents of Change free speakers series. The first program in this monthly series is Tales from the Times of Lewis and Clark presented by Karen Haas. This is scheduled for Sunday, September 17, at 1:00 p.m.


While the Lewis and Clark Expedition was exploring, day-to-day life went on for the rest of the country. But imagine the excitement when the Corps of Discovery returned safely to Saint Louis 200 years ago in September of 1806! Join Karen as she brings this momentous time to life. Clad in clothing of the era, she portrays Mrs. Calvin Adams, wife of a St. Louis tavern keeper, who is eager to share the latest stories and gossip heard around town.


This program puts the Corps of Discovery into the context of the early 19th century as it shows how major events shape the lives of everyday people. Karen Haas’ effervescent style engages emotions, from the sublime to the ridiculous, in audiences both young and old. Karen is active in living history programs at Northwest historic sites such as Fort Nisqually, Fort Steilacoom, Fort Vancouver and San Juan Islands National Historic Park.


Other In Their Footsteps: Currents of Change speaker series programs include:

  • Sunday, October 15, 1:00 p.m. – WildlifeCenterof the North Coastby Sharnelle Fee
  • Sunday, November 19, 1:00 p.m. Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny by Robert Miller
  • Sunday, December 17, 1:00 p.m. – Celestial Navigation of Lewis and Clark by Bob Duke
  • Sunday, January 21, 1:00 p.m. – Tools of Survival: Firearms and Edged Weapons of the Corps of Discovery by Michael Carrick
  • Sunday, February 18, 1:00 p.m. –Food Fueled this Journey!  Paleocuisineology® and the Lewis and Clark Expedition  by Mary Gunderson
  • Sunday, March 18, 1:00 p.m. –Orphan Tsunami of 1700- Japanese Clues to a Parent Earthquake in North America  by Brian Atwater
  • Sunday, April 15, 1:00 p.m. –Fort Clatsop Weather 1805/06 vs. Astoria Weather Today by George Miller


This third Sunday forum is sponsored by the Fort Clatsop Historical Association and the park. These programs are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop’s visitor center and are free of charge.


For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.


Karen Haas
Karen Haas

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