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Next In Their Footsteps event scheduled


November 14, 2019

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. Trials and Tribulations of the Corps of Discovery by Ian Sampson will be held Sunday, November 17, at 1:00 p.m.

Ian Sampson is a self-educated historian with a personal fascination in the story of the Corps of Discovery under the leadership of Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Sampson emigrated from Australia in 1980, studied at the University of Idaho, and upon graduation has worked as an historian on small cruise ships for more than 20 years. He loves to share the stories of historical events and show significance, meaning and relevance to both the actual event and the characters involved.

Lewis and Clark, and the men that volunteered and were accepted, were all aware of, and anticipated many “dangers, difficulties and fatigues” during this journey. Sampson will regale you with stories of their courage and the trials and tribulations all of them had to overcome in order for them to survive and successfully complete the journey.

In Their Footsteps is a monthly Sunday forum 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, or check out, or Lewis and Clark National Historical Park on Facebook.


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