Lewis and Clark Encampment Returns to Knappton Cove!
July 9 @ 10:00 am - July 10 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday, July 9th — 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday, July 10th — 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Knappton Cove Heritage Center and the Pacific Northwest Living Historians (PNLH) will present a living history program on Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10. During this two day event, costumed members of the PNLH will demonstrate the tools and skills employed by the explorers of the epic Lewis and Clark expedition.
The program is FREE, although donations to the Knappton Cove Heritage Center are welcomed.
This year we’re adding a Membership Appreciation Lemonade Social on Saturday, July 9th, 1-3 p.m. Come hear about our projects from Board Members while you raise a glass (of lemonade!) to the Corps of Discovery.
Captain Meriwether Lewis and Captain William Clark were sent by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the newly acquired Louisiana Territory, and to seek the best route to the Pacific Ocean through what we now call the Pacific Northwest. During their voyage of 1804 – 1806, they led the “Corps of Northwestern Discovery” overland from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River, and back again. With no means for resupply, the Corps – a U.S. Army unit of 31 men, accompanied by Sacagawea and her infant child, Jean Baptiste – needed to use a diverse combination of skills, along with the right tools, in order to survive.
Dressed in clothing of the style and materials worn by the voyagers of the Corps in 1805, PNLH interpreters will demonstrate and discuss many of those tools and skills, which may include:
· Camp cooking
· Starting a fire with flint and steel
· Making clothing from leather
· Handling flintlock firearms
Visitors will also learn the history and stories of the Lewis and Clark expedition: the native people who they met, the unfamiliar territory they traveled and mapped, and the ‘new’ animals and plants they discovered.
10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Saturday
10:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M. on Sunday
The Knappton Cove Heritage Center is located on State Route 401, along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, about 3 miles east of the north end of the Astoria-Megler bridge, and about 8 miles south of Naselle, WA. The museum inside the historic U.S. Quarantine Station building will be open from 1- 4 p.m both days during the event, following local health guidelines.
The mission of the Knappton Cove Heritage Center is to preserve, interpret and promote the history of the US Columbia River Quarantine Station – listed on the Register of National Historic Places.
For more information, visit the website www.knapptoncoveheritagecenter.org or contact Nancy Anderson at [email protected]