Submitted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next In Their Footsteps free speaker series event. Channeling Your Inner Lewis & Clark: a Conversation for the Explorer in Each of Us by Richard Brenne will be Sunday, December 17, at 1:00 p.m.
Have you ever thought or said, “This is kind of like Lewis and Clark,” while hiking, canoeing, or camping? Richard Brenne shares many of his odd adventures that channel the tiniest bit of Lewis and Clark, such as exploring Russia (like John Ledyard, Jefferson’s first candidate to lead the expedition), and Turkey (where the Ionian Greeks began the kind of enlightenment that Jefferson and his personal secretary Lewis embodied), and the American West including many backpacking adventures. He once even suggested the expedition to Jefferson himself (or the Colonial Williamsburg actor playing Jefferson!). Once Brenne gets this conversation going, he’ll be asking audience members to share how they’ve “channeled their inner Lewis and Clark.”
Brenne is a mountain climber, world traveler, tour guide, freelance writer and award-winning screenwriter whose works have been produced by the Discovery Channel, HBO, and Warner Brothers. He also produces and moderates panel discussions and town meetings about human impacts on the earth.
In Their Footsteps is a monthly Sunday forum sponsored by the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and the park. These programs are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop’s visitor center and are free of charge.
For more information, call the park at 503-861-2471, or check out www.nps.gov/lewi, or Lewis and Clark National Historical Park on Facebook.