In Their Footsteps — Lost in the Fog, November 7, 1805

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. This program is Lost in the Fog, November 7, 1805 by Roger Wendlick. This is scheduled for Sunday, October 19, at 1:00 p.m.



 Mr. Wendlick will present an enlightening program about the Corps of Discovery's November 1805 arrival near the Columbia River Estuary. His talk will correct errors of Lewis and Clark Expedition history commonly taught in schools and published in books. Come early and look at many copies of original maps of the lower Columbia River and learn the truth about "Ocian in View."

 Roger Wendlick spent decades acquiring the premier collection of literature related to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. His collection is now in the Lewis & Clark College Aubrey R. Watzek Library in Portland. Wendlick is a recipient of the National Daughters of the American Revolution Award for Preservation of History and is a past board member of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. He is an internationally recognized historian who continues to study and write about aspects of the expedition with a particular focus on civilian interpreter George Drouillard. Wendlick is a delightful and knowledgeable storyteller.

This monthly Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park 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.

In Their Footsteps Lecture Series

Susan Glen, US Coast Guard Air Station and Group Astoria – 1:00 pm; Visitor Center Netul River Room

In Their Footsteps Lecture Series

Albert Furtwangler, Reading the West—and Surviving There: Explorers, Traders, and Missionaries at the Mouth of the Columbia, 1:00 pm; Visitor Center Netul River Room

In Their Footsteps Lecture Series

Junius Rochester, Lewis’ Traveling Library– 1:00 pm; Visitor Center Netul River Room

In Their Footsteps Lecture Series

Frank Help, Cold Weather Survival; a Way of Life – 1:00 pm; Visitor Center Netul River Room

What Killed Lewis?

What Killed Lewis? Viable Theories or Fantasy? A Closer Look at the Prevailing Ideas in 2013 presented by David Peck, D.O. on Sunday, May 19, at 1:00 p.m.

Captain Meriwether Lewis died in October 1809, just three years after the expedition.  Some people believe it was suicide and others argue that it was homicide.  Dr. Dave Peck will lead a lively discussion on the current theories of what happened that night in Tennessee.

Dr. Peck is the author of Or Perish in the Attempt — The Hardship and Medicine of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, published by Bison Books/University of Nebraska Press in 2011. This book is available for purchase at the Lewis & Clark National Park Association bookstore in the visitor center.  Dr. Peck will have a book-signing following his presentation.

This monthly Sunday forum is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park 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.

Getting to Know Sacagawea

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next installment of its In Their Footsteps free speakers series. This program is Getting to Know Sacagawea by Elita Tom on Sunday, December 18, at 1:00 p.m. in the Netul River Room of the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center.


Elita Tom is a junior in high school and a member of the Yakama Indian Nation. Elita works with the Pacific Northwest Living Historians as they portray members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. She portrays Sacagawea each August at The Saltmakers Return in Seaside and at the January Wintering Over program at Fort Clatsop. She is the winner of the National Park Service’s Pacific West Region 2010-2011 George and Helen Hartzog Youth Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service for this and other work in the park. She enjoys acting and behind-the-scenes work in both high school and community theater.

Elita will be dressed as Sacagawea might have been and will present a Chautauqua-style monologue where the audience will get to “meet Sacagawea.” A discussion about her research and preparation will follow this “first-person” performance.

Following Elita’s presentation, at 2:00 p.m. there will be a premiere of three short films made by high school students from the park’s Film Camp, an annual workshop where teens make documentaries about Lewis and Clark NHP.

Other holiday open house special activities will be scheduled throughout the day to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Fort Clatsop replica.

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

The Air Gun of Meriwether Lewis on Brunot’s Island

”The Air Gun of Meriwether Lewis on Brunot’s Island” will be presented by Dr. William K. Brunot and Michael Carrick at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15 at the Beaverton Historical Society’s Beaverton History Center. Donations accepted.

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The program will be repeated at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center.

503-861-2471
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When Captain Meriwether Lewis left Pittsburgh on August 31, 1803, his crew of 11 included three young men whose identity has been unknown until recently. Who were they? Why did Lewis’ party stop that afternoon at Brunot’s Island, only three miles downstream, and what happened there? Which Brunot’s Island residents were involved in an accident with the air rifle demonstrated by Lewis? New research by William Brunot, a descendant of Dr. Felix Brunot, the island’s owner, provides surprising answers to these questions.

Michael Carrick, former president of our chapter, specializes in research and identification of pre-1900 firearms and swords. Mike will discuss the innovative air rifle used by Meriwether Lewis and show an air pump and reservoir kit of the type issued to Austrian army soldiers of the period. Lewis likely had a similar kit for his air rifle.

The Daughter's Walk: A Northwest Story of 1896 and Beyond

We just learned that due to her husband's serious health issues, Jane Kirkpatrick has to cancel her talk at Fort Clatsop this Sunday. We hope to reschedule this program in a few months.
Presenter: Jane Kirkpatrick
Event Start Time: 1:00 pm
Event End Time: 2:00 pm
Coordinator: Sally Freeman
Coordinator Contact: 503-861-4424, sally_freeman@nps.gov
Starting Location: Fort Clatsop visitor center (Netul River Room) of Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Our park has a free monthly guest speaker series, generally held on the third Sunday of the month from September through May. These programs are open to the public and feature a variety of topics.

Coastal Indian Crafts

Presenter: Lisa Brown
Event Start Time: 1:00 pm
Event End Time: 2:00 pm
Coordinator: Sally Freeman
Coordinator Contact: 503-861-4424, sally_freeman@nps.gov
Starting Location: Fort Clatsop visitor center (Netul River Room) of Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
Event Summary: Our park has a free monthly guest speaker series, generally held on the third Sunday of the month from September through May. These programs are open to the public and feature a variety of topics.

Great Backyard Bird Count

Presenter: Event Start Time: 1:00 pm
Event End Time: 2:00 pm
Coordinator: Sally Freeman
Coordinator Contact: 503-861-4424, sally_freeman@nps.gov
Starting Location: Fort Clatsop visitor center (Netul River Room) of Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
Event Summary: Our park has a free monthly guest speaker series, generally held on the third Sunday of the month from September through May. These programs are open to the public and feature a variety of topics.

Artist's Premiere: Cultural Encounters

Presenter: Paul Lanquist
Event Start Time: 1:00 pm
Event End Time: 2:00 pm
Coordinator: Sally Freeman
Coordinator Contact: 503-861-4424, sally_freeman@nps.gov
Starting Location: Fort Clatsop visitor center (Netul River Room) of Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Our park has a free monthly guest speaker series, generally held on the third Sunday of the month from September through May. These programs are open to the public and feature a variety of topics.

Cold Weather Survival; a Way of Life

Presenter: Frank Heyl
Event Start Time: 1:00 pm
Event End Time: 2:00 pm
Coordinator: Sally Freeman
Coordinator Contact: 503-861-4424, sally_freeman@nps.gov
Starting Location: Fort Clatsop visitor center (Netul River Room) of Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Our park has a free monthly guest speaker series, generally held on the third Sunday of the month from September through May. These programs are open to the public and feature a variety of topics.

For the Want of Branes,' Hide Tanning and Sewing

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