Saturday, April 19, 2014

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park will offer special programs about the Corps of Discovery's winter at Fort Clatsop on the days following Christmas.Starting December 26 Fort Clatsop will feature scheduled living history programs and guided walks by park rangers each day through January 1. Costumed rangers will present flintlock muzzle-loading programs at 10:30, 1:30, and 3:30; and hands-on programs about various aspects of the explorers' winter at Fort Clatsop from 11:30 to 12:30 and from 2:00 to 3:00.  Ranger-guided walks on the Netul River Trail will be offered this week at 11:00 and 2:00.  Each day will start and end with "The Star Spangled Banner" talk (9:30 and 4:30) about the second flag of the United States that flies at the fort.

In addition to the programs being offered at the fort, there are movies in the visitor center. "A Clatsop Winter Story," a 22-minute movie about the 1805-06 winter from a Clatsop Indian perspective, and "Lewis and Clark: Confluence of Time and Courage," a 34-minute movie about the entire voyage, will be offered each hour.

The park is closed on Christmas Day, December 25.

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