On October 12, from 5:30 to 8 PM, we’re having “A Portable Feast,” Historic Food, Drink, and Music! We’re raising money to make a $30,000 match (November deadline) for site improvements that will help accessibility for our children’s programs, particularly for children with disabilties. Tickets are $50 per person ($15 being tax-deductible). Served buffet-style on the terrace and inside our building, the feast will include old favorites as well as rarer ingredients encountered by the Expedition, along with local wine, beer, and cider. Music will be provided by the Belmont Ramblers, an Old Time band. There will be a variety of activity stations: beading, postcard art, model boats, a spray paint project, and more! A silent auction of expeditions will take place throughout the evening: a kayaking trip, a photography hike, and other adventures!
Tickets are available through Eventbrite, on our Facebook page, or by emailing email@example.com
Reminder: The Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center will be closed at Darden Towe this coming Friday and Saturday. We’re going to be at the Monticello Heritage Harvest Festival! Stop by the Seed Swapping Table on Saturday at Monticello to see our Garden Postcard display, 10-4. On Friday we’ll be taking workshops that will help us with our Heritage Seed garden project for 2017!
Please join us on Thursday, August 3, from 5 to 6:30 PM, for a slide show on the 2017 Lewis & Clark National Trail Heritage Foundation Conference in Montana. Becky Gildersleeve will be showing her photographs and recounting her experiences on the various panels and site visits. This is a meeting of the Home Front Chapter that is free and open to the public. We will be hosting the 2020 Conference, so we are eager to hear feedback and ideas about the conference experience!
Yesterday, at our Annual Meeting, Sally Thomas was elected President of the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center! She has served the Center since its inception, and has had an interest in Lewis & Clark since childhood. She grew up near the site of their final destination. Diana Amatucci was elected Vice President. She is a former teacher who takes an active involvement in the Center’s programs for families and school groups.
We’ve developed a new history game for the Center, with an easy and a difficult version, depending on your age and your familiarity with puzzle games. It’s called Unlock History! and it will be available to the public through the summer, and to school and scouting groups by reservation the entire year. It is similar to an Escape Room game, but it does the opposite–solving the puzzles lets you in, not out!
Each of our full-size boat replicas are locked up–and you need to figure out the numbers to unlock them. The Keelboat cabin must also be unlocked with a password. Entering the cabin, there will be three boxes that will be the next challenge. Their combinations are figured out by doing three puzzles within the Center: Jefferson’s Decoder Puzzle; the Trail Map and Math Puzzle, and the Compass and Language Puzzle. Each puzzle teaches you about history and leads you to learn even more.
You have an hour to complete the challenge!
We’re open to the public at the Center 10-4 Fridays and Saturdays, and by appointment Monday through Thursday.