Experience the Living Legacy of Lewis & Clark

Come and learn about the fascinating history of our beautiful region

clarkstreediscwalkIlwaco’s Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum will host their annual Lewis and Clark ‘Ocian in View’ Cultural Weekend on November 8 and 9, 2013.  This event will incorporate the wealth of historical sites and markers provided by the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, Knappton Cove Heritage Center, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and of course, the beautiful Columbia River and the mighty Pacific Ocean.

There will be a lecture given by keynote speaker, Scott Tucker, of the Lewis & Clark National Historical Park. The free lecture entitled “Lewis and Clark, Beyond the Bicentennial: Looking for the next generation of storyteller” and is at 6PM on Friday November 8 at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum.

The weekend also boasts the famous Lewis & Clark Wild Game Dinner, available at the Depot Restaurant in historic Seaview on November 8. Chef Michael Lalewicz uses the Lewis & Clark journals to design the evenings’ offerings of game and locally foraged foods. The five-course dinner will showcase duck, elk and venison.  Reservations are required for this cultural delight!

stationcampMIDVILTake a scenic ride on the Historic Sites Interpretive Bus Tour with historian Jim Sayce, Washington State Historical Society’s Lewis and Clark Liason, and Scott Tucker, as they retrace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark along the Washington coast while taking in breathtaking views of the Lower Columbia River on Saturday, November 9. The itinerary includes many touring stops that were referred to in the journals from the Corps of Discovery and experiencing the living history that has been preserved and maintained throughout various locations.

Be sure to catch the Knappton Cove Heritage Center’s presentation ‘O! How Horrible is the Day’ from 11AM to 3PM on Saturday, November 9. This open house features Pacific Northwest Living History interpreters, museum exhibits including a century-old, quarantine hospital, river walks, and cider sipping.

Later that evening the Chinook Tribe will host their annual Chinook Tribe Salmon Dinner from 4-7PM at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. The meal includes regional seafood, salad, Indian fry bread, dessert, and beverages. No reservations are required and the cost is $15 per person, seniors (55 and over) $13, children under 12 $5.

Be your own guide! Nearly all of the Lewis and Clark points of interest mentioned here are available for year-round exploration. Be sure to stop by the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center as it is a must-see destination for all things Lewis & Clark.

Events on the Horizon

Wild Mushroom Celebration – Peninsula-wide, Through November 15, 2013
Cribbage Tournament – Long Beach, November 1-3, 2013
FREE Admission to All WA State Parks – State-wide, November 9-11, 2013
Holidays at the Beach – Peninsula-wide, November 29- December 1, 2013
Peninsula Arts Association Studio Tour – Peninsula-wide, November 29-30, 2013
Lighted Boat Parade & Crab Pot Christmas Tree – Ilwaco, December 7, 2013
Bed & Breakfast Holiday Open House – Peninsula-wide, December 14-15, 2013
Tuba Christmas – Ilwaco, December 15, 2013
Fireworks at Midnight over the Ocean – Long Beach, December 31, 2013

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