Free event at Fort Clatsop on February 29
February 20, 2020
The Lewis and Clark Expedition is known for blazing a trail west and recording discoveries of plants, animals and people along the way. Although there are more than 1,000,000 words in the journal entries of the Expedition, many questions linger about details of the expedition including, “What about York?” Today York, the man enslaved to William Clark and member of the Expedition, is the subject of much fascination and admiration. In-depth research into York’s life however is recent and limited.
Join them Saturday, February 29, at 1 p.m. as they take a closer look at York’s experience, what we know and what we can only speculate from limited information through our current day lens. The agenda for the afternoon will include the screening of York: One Man’s Story, an eight-minute video produced by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park staff and Searching for York, a 30-minute documentary produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Participants will also hear from Filmmaker and Historian Ron Craig and join a ranger-facilitated conversation about minority perspectives in history. This free event will take place in the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center Netul River Room and last two hours.
Discovering York is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and the National Park Service. For more information or to request accessible services, call the park at (503)861-4423 or check out http://www.nps.gov/lewi or Lewis and Clark National Historical Park on Facebook and Instagram.