ILWACO - "Ocian in View," a cultural and historic enrichment weekend focusing on the Lewis and Clark expedition will be held Nov. 8 through Nov. 11. The weekend will offer lectures and bus tours of Station Camp and other historic Lewis and Clark sites around the Peninsula.
Unless otherwise noted, all lectures in the series will be held at the Ilwaco Heritage Museum beginning at 7 p.m. each night. An admission donation of $5 is requested. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and seating is on a first come basis.
On Friday, Nov. 8, Dr. Peter Onuf, a specialist on Jefferson will present an insightful analysis of President Jefferson's long interest in the West and how his ideas shaped the Lewis and Clark expedition. Come learn how this expedition accomplished diverse goals of science, peace, commerce and expansion.
On Saturday, Nov. 9, Amy Mossett, a Mandan/Hidatsa tribal member and board member of the National Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council will present a program on the life of Sacagawea from the perspective of her heritage. Ms. Mossett has been a guest at the White House for ceremonies honoring Sacagawea.
She will be dressed in traditional native attire and will focus on the contributions Sacagawea made to the expedition and explore the mystery and myth which encompassed her life as one of the most celebrated members of the expedition.
On Nov. 9, 10 and 11, historian Rex Ziak will lead bus tours of the Lewis and Clark campsites along the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean. This four-hour tour will offer opportunities to get off the bus and tour campsites with an expert guide. The fee for the tour is $20 and space is limited. For information concerning space availability and reservations call the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau at 642-2400.