Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Explore Lewis and Clark's Journey

The adventure and explorations of William Lewis and Meriwether Clark are an important part of Oregon's history. The Lewis and Clark Expedition was the first expedition of an overland nature that was taken in the United States to the Pacific Coast and then back.

The team of explorers was headed by William Clark and Meriwether Lewis, and it was assisted by Toussaint Charbonneau and his wife, Sacajawea. The goal of the mission was to get a better understanding of the resources that would be exchanged in the Louisiana Purchase. This expedition laid a part of the groundwork for the westward expansion of the United States of America.

For more information about Lewis & Clark, check out the Discovering Lewis & Clark website.

The Junior Gardener's Club will be exploring the life of Lewis & Clark on February 12th at 10 a.m. The Historical Outreach Program will be bringing its Discovery Box full of materials, tools, and other items that Lewis & Clark would have used on their journey. Stories of the adventure will be told and we will take a walk to the Lewis & Clark Garden, located in The Oregon Garden near the Silverton Market Garden.

Don't miss the fun...sign up today! Call 503-874-2533 for more information or to reserve a spot.

To join the Junior Gardener's Club and receive a full year of programs, visit www.oregongarden.org