Appointed by President Thomas Jefferson 200 years ago, Captain Meriwether Lewis
was assigned to explore the unknown northwest territory and find a navigable passage
to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis selected Captain William Clark as his co-commander.
The public is invited to learn about many facets of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
at interpretive programs offered through the summer at Washington state parks.
Daily Lewis and Clark presentations are featured at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive
Center at Cape Disappointment State Park near Ilwaco. The center is open from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and admission is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 7
to 17. Children ages 6 and younger are free. For information, call (360) 642-3029.
Arts and Trails events
Commemorate the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial with a cultural experience at your
Washington state parks. Northwest Folklife of Seattle and the Washington State Parks
and Recreation Commission's Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program will
present events through September that feature local people, their varied cultures,
traditions, occupations and extraordinary experiences. Events are free with $5 daily
parking fee. For more information, call (206) 684-7324 or send an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The calendar of events below includes Arts and Trails
Programs will be held May 27 through Sept. 5, 2005, and will feature Gary Lentz,
a park ranger and living history presenter, portraying Sgt. Patrick Gass who was
a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Living history presentations are scheduled
for 7 p.m. most Saturday evenings at Sacajawea and Sunday evenings at Columbia Hills
state parks in Eastern Washington. General admission is $5 and includes parking.
For more information, call (509) 662-0420. The calendar of events below includes
program descriptions and schedule.
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