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I have been informed by Rob Heacock, the President of the Washington Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, that he was unable to find any information about Wintering Over on the Fort Clatsop or LCNHP websites. I was also unable to find anything when I looked at the websites; there is nothing at all listed for the month of January on the "Schedule of Events" web page.
I forwarded the Wintering Over press release, flyer, etc. to Rob. I hope that the lack of information about the event on the NPS website may be remedied soon.
From: "sally freeman" <youngsriver@...>
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2013 11:11:23 AM
Subject: [PNLHmembers] Fw: news release & flyers for Jan.18-19 Wintering Over [3 Attachments]
Attached, and below, please find a news release and flyers for Wintering Over. Please use, share, post, etc.Also, the park currently has daily ranger programs through January 4.Please let me know if you have questions. We hope to see you here.Happy Holidays!Sally FreemanPark RangerLewis and Clark NHP503-861-4424Wintering Over Living History Programat Fort Clatsop January 18-19Lewis and Clark National Historical Park presents a special living history program during the Saturday and Sunday of Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. On Saturday, January 18, and Sunday, January 19, the Fort Clatsop replica will come alive from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition during the park's 13th annual presentation of "Wintering Over: snugly fixed in their huts."During this two day Wintering Over event, visitors are encouraged to converse with expedition members (portrayed by Pacific Northwest Living Historian members) camped at their Fort Clatsop winter headquarters in 1806. Explore what it is like for these Corps of Discovery members as they survive on elk meat, spring water, and the good graces of their Clatsop and Chinook neighbors, while preparing to return to the United States. Discover who these people were, where they came from and what their journey has been like so far. Come explore the people behind the story!Visitors will start with a brief orientation that will introduce the story of the Corps of Discovery and prepare them to participate in the “Wintering Over” program. First-person living history interpretation is an experiential program with no script. This allows for a real experience (not a staged event); visitors direct their own discoveries. The Pacific Northwest Living Historians partner with the park to provide this program.In addition to this event at the fort, there are movies in the visitor center theater. A Clatsop Winter Story, a 22-minute movie about the winter of 1805-06 from a Clatsop Indian perspective, will be offered each hour. Also, Lewis and Clark: Confluence of Time and Courage, a 34-minute movie about the entire voyage, will be available.A unit of the National Park Service, Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is located southwest of Astoria, Oregon, east of U.S. Highway 101. Admission to the park is $3 per adult (16 and over). National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Passes such as the Senior Pass and the annual Military Pass are accepted as are the Oregon Pacific Coast Pass and the park’s annual pass. The park, including the visitor center, fort, trails, and the parking lots, is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Lewis and Clark NHP also includes free admission units such as the Salt Works site in Seaside as well as Middle Village/Station Camp near Fort Columbia State Park in Washington. Come and visit these sites during the time of year the expedition stayed on the coast. For further information, call the park at 503-861-2471 ext. 214 or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/lewi. Follow on Facebook at Lewis and Clark NHP for more information and pictures.###