Meet live a member of the famous Lewis and Clark expedition!
Event lead by professional re-enactor for kids in schools, Mark Breckenridge.
July 23 (Wedesday), 2014
at 7:00 pm
At Lindbergh High School we usually meet in the Anne Morrow Lindbergh Room, but we have had a change of rooms to the old board room, PD south and north, in the administrative offices. That means you can park in the front parking lot where there should be more space. When you come into the campus through the main entrance, go to the left as usual and drive as far as the end of the building. The administrative offices are there. Watch for a sign for SCHS or a Lewis and Clark expedition tent set up in front of the building. See map below.
Free and open to the public.
Have you ever wondered what kind of men would have signed up with Lewis and Clark to go into the vast, unknown Louisiana Purchase? Meet a member of their expedition, George Drouillard, the 28-year-old son of a French Canadian father and Shawnee Indian mother, who because of his sign language skills often played a key role in establishing relations with the various Indian tribes that the Corps encountered. He helped establish friendly relations with the Mandan Indians, with whom the Corps survived an incredibly cold winter. Read more about George Drouillard in the Wikipedia article about him. Lastly, there will be some indoor activities and refreshments for the kids.
Please bring your kids and grandkids to this presentation of interest to adults and children alike. There will be activities for the children to do while the adults have their business meeting. Mark will set up a Lewis and Clark era tent, play traditional children’s games, and have demonstrations related to the Lewis and Clark expedition. There is also a good chance that we will have extra special visitors, two Newfoundland dogs come to visit!
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