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Next In Their Footsteps event set for January 19

 

January 2, 2020



Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop has announced the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. What Did Lewis & Clark Eat? by Jennifer Burns Bright will be held Sunday, January 19, at 1:00 p.m.

Jennifer Burns Bright, Ph.D, is a food educator, recipe developer, and travel writer based in Astoria. Known for her lively Oregon Humanities community discussions on the DIY movement, she also teaches Northwest food history and culinary skills on land and onboard Columbia/Snake Rivers and Puget Sound cruises. In her spare time, she forages for wild edibles, makes artisan jam, and produces and hosts a KMUN seafood radio show called A Fine Kettle of Fish.

What Did Lewis & Clark Eat? explores the diet of the Corps of Discovery members as they made their way to the Pacific Ocean, and why they might have made their food choices. Thomas Jefferson’s love of good food will be discussed along with native diets, edible plants found at Fort Clatsop and in the Lower Columbia foodshed, and early 19th century cooking methods and nutritional challenges.

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 http://www.nps.gov/lewi, or Lewis and Clark National Historical Park on Facebook.

 

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