Friday, September 7, 2012

Lewis and Clark are in St Joseph MO

Press Release -  For Immediate Release
St. Joseph,MO Visitors Bureau

Lewis and Clark Discovery Expedition Returns to
St. Joseph September 7-9th.


Andrea George,Remington Nature Center manager, 816-676-3204.
Tom Ronk, Lewis and Clark Discovery Expedition - 573-690-0930

St. Joseph, MO - August 27, 2012- The Lewis and Clark Discovery Expedition will be returning to St. Joseph on Friday, Sept 7th by way of the Missouri River.  The expedition consisting of 2 replica Lewis & Clark Pirogues (boats), one 41 feet long and the other 39 feet long, will arrive at the grounds of theRemington Nature Center Friday afternoon.

Open Camp will be held from 9am-2pm Saturday, Sept 8, 2012 near the Remington Nature Center (RNC). During this time the public is invited to see firsthand how Lewis and Clark traveled into Northwest Missouri over 200 years ago; Learn about their boats, the weapons they used, what they wore, and many other elements. This amazing history will come alive before your eyes!

The Open Camp will include the following demonstrations and educational programs, and are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Uniforms and Weapons
Rope Making
Fire Making
View the Pirogues
1804 Medicine

Though Open Camp demonstrations are only going to be held between 9am- 2pm on Saturday, the public is invited to walk through camp and talk to the many re-enactors at other times between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning. Sunday, the boats will departSt. Joseph at approximately 8-8:30 am, and camp will break down between 9am-10am.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition is sponsored by the RemingtonNature Center and the St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau. This event will be located on the grounds of the RNC. Guests who wish to tour the RNC or use the restroom facilities will need to pay admission: $3 for adults, $2 for seniors 60 and over, and $1 for youth ages 4-15. Children 3 and under are free. Anyone 15 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult. Public restroom facilities are located near the boat ramp. The RNC is located at 1502 MacArthur Drive ·St. Joseph, MO 64505.  

Lewis andClark Expedition Schedule: Subject to weather & river conditions.

Arrival at approximately 12 noon on Friday, September 7, 2012. Will land at French Bottoms boat ramp, near RNC. The expedition will camp near the RNC that evening. The expedition will leave on Sunday, September 9, as they continue their journey on theMissouri River. More info on the expedition and boats can be found at

About St. Joseph, MO Visitors Bureau

The St. Joseph Convention & Visitors Bureau was established byBuchanan County voters in the spring of 1993 with the purpose of advertising and promoting tourism in Buchanan County, Missouri. The CVB is governed by a board of seven members and is a political subdivision of the Buchanan County Commission.

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