“Ocian in View” Cultural Weekend
WHAT: This is the 15th year the event has celebrated the Corps of Discovery’s arrival at the Pacific Ocean and the Native Americans who lived near the mouth of the Columbia River.
WHEN: Nov. 7-8.
WHERE: At the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake St., Ilwaco, and other locations in the area.
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LECTURE: Well-known Lewis and Clark historian Barb Kubik will give the keynote lecture at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at the museum. A native of Marysville, Kubik will give a presentation titled “Recruiting Volunteers for the Corps of Discovery: Was it the Pay? The Adventure? The Benefits?”. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. The lecture is free.
SPECIAL EVENTS: There will be a Dismal Nitch bus tour, led by the Washington State Historical Society’s Jim Sayce, at 9 a.m. Nov. 8. Sayce will use the expedition’s journals as he takes participants along the footsteps of Lewis and Clark as they explored the area. The cost is $20, and advanced registration is required. Sign up at 360-642-3446. The Chinook Tribe will host their annual salmon dinner at the museum. The cost is $15 per person, $13 for seniors 55 and older and $5 for children 11 and younger.
OTHER EVENTS: The 11th annual Lewis and Clark Wild Game Dinner will be held at 7:30 p.m. at The Depot in Seaview. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 8, the Knappton Cove Heritage Center will host a number of activities. For information, call 503-738-5206.
COST: Admission is free, but there is a charge for some events.