The "Arrival at Camp River Dubois" activities at the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site in Hartford will be held next weekend. On January 18, 1803, President Thomas Jefferson proposed the first official government expedition to explore the vast unknown lands west of the Mississippi River. Lewis & Clark stopped on the land now known as the Riverbend about a year later.
The activities begin Saturday morning at 10am, and run both Saturday and Sunday until 4pm. Site Manager Brad Winn says at least one exhibitor will be talking about fossils found on the trip.
After wintering at the site, on March 30, 1804, Lewis and Clark formally enlisted the soldiers and other men who would take part in the expedition. For more information about this weekend's activities, call 251-5811.