where to track Lewis and Clark
Destination: The Pacific. A calendar of events, here and across the river, marks the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition’s arrival at the mouth of the Columbia. Nov 11-15; call for event ticket prices. http://www.destinationthepacific.org or 503/861-4403.
Lewis & Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition. The most comprehensive collection of artifacts from the expedition ever assembled, at the Oregon Historical Society. $15; advance ticket purchase required. Nov 11-Mar 11. www.ohs.org or 503/222-1741.
Cathlapotle Plankhouse Project’s Bicentennial Event. Anniversary festivities will be at the new, historically accurate Cathlapotle Plankhouse on Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Nov 4-5; free. www.plankhouse.org or 360/887-4106.
The Dalles, OR
Cargo: Equipment & Supplies of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. What did they take? How did they transport 30 tons of stuff? Find out at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center’s exhibit (through Sep 30, 2006; $6.50; www.gorgediscovery.org or 541/296-8600).
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park. Visit the rebuilt Fort Clatsop, mingle with historical character interpreters (Nov 11-15), walk the moderate 6-mile Fort to Sea Trail (opening Nov 14). $3. www.nps.gov/focl or 503/861-2471. ―B.H.