The Haunted Keelboat! October 25 and 26, 3 to 7 PM, Terrace of the New Center

October 14, 2014 | Posted in Events | By

We’re haunting our Keelboat for the first time ever!  Our 55 ft. replica keelboat has moved to its new home, and some ghosts have come with it.  There are thirteen ghost animals that Lewis & Clark encountered on the Expedition:  condor, bear, prairie dog, passenger pigeon, magpie, ox, horse, rattlesnake, buffalo, monarch butterfly, beaver, salmon, and dog.  And there are the ghosts of Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis, and William Clark.  Sergeant Floyd is also inhabiting the cabin where he died of appendicitis…but not in his old form.

Appropriate for young children, groups leave every twenty minutes to hear about the animals and to board the Keelboat.  Admission $5.  Children under three years old are free.

We also have some room for a few animal performers!  Email lewisandclark@lewisandclarkvirginia.org if you are interested.

Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center Annual Meeting

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June 6, 2014 | Posted in Events | By

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The Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center is having its Annual Meeting Sunday, June 29, from 4 to 6 PM at our new building in Darden Towe Park.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Executive Director Alexandria Searls at alexandriasearls@gmail.com.  Our main speaker is Joel Kovarsky, author of The True Geography of Our Country: Jefferson’s Cartographic Vision, and he will be discussing Jefferson’s Western exploration through Lewis and Clark.