The first official activities of the year at the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site in Hartford will be held this weekend. "Garrison Day" and "Women Come By" are events that celebrate the explorers and the women on the trip, and will be held this Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24, rain or shine.
"Garrison Day" will give visitors a chance to see what a typical military camp was like at the time, while "Women Come By" will include historic cooking, spinning and sewing demonstrations. Site Manager Brad Winn says this is a chance for the re-enactors called "The Detachment" to get out and ply their trade for the first time this year.
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 the weekend's activities, call 251-5811. The activities begin each morning at 10am, and run both Saturday and Sunday until 4pm.