The "Point of Departure" activities at the Lewis & Clark State Historic Site in Hartford will be held next weekend.  It’s an event to remember 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 both Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 15 at 10am, and run both days until 4pm.  Re-enactors portray expedition members and display the lifestyle of people who lived on the frontier.  Site Manager Brad Winn tells The Big Z they are again combining this event with the Flags Over the Mississippi, which used to be held in the fall.

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Hundreds of fourth graders will attend Education Day on Friday, May 13, learning how to fold a flag, starting a fire with flint and steel, making rope, making bead necklaces, and making a candle to take home.  The weekend's events are free and open to the public.  For more information about the event, call 251-5811.


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