‘Ocian in View’ Cultural Weekend
What: This annual event is a celebration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition reaching the Pacific Ocean. It is a combination of speakers, bus and walking tours, a Chinook tribal seafood dinner and special events at local businesses.
When: Nov. 6-7.
Where: Headquarters is the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, 115 SE Lake St., Ilwaco.
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Key events: Expedition expert Roger Wendlick will give a free lecture at the museum at 6 p.m. Nov. 6, talking about the arrival at the river mouth in November 1805. The Knappton Cove Heritage Center will hold activities from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7.
Bus tour: Jim Sayce and Wendlick will lead a tour along the Columbia River, talking about what it might have been like more than 200 years ago. Cost is $20. Advanced reservations required. Call 360-642-3446.
Event dinners: The Chinook Indian Nation will hold a dinner at the museum from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 7. The menu includes chowder, elk stew and fry bread. The cost is $15 per person, $13 for those 55 and older, $5 for children 11 and younger. The Depot Restaurant will hold the 12th annual wild-game dinner. Dishes inspired by expedition journal entries will be served. Call 360-642-7880 for reservations.
Cost: Many events are free, but there is a charge for others.
Jeffrey P. Mayor, email@example.com