Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center’s Fall Program Line-up & Winter Hours
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: October 14, 2018

Fall is officially here, and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center (LCIC) is announcing its seasonal changes: fall programs and winter hours!

Beginning on October 1, 2018, the LCIC will operate within its winter hours, which means the LCIC is closed on Mondays, and open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 5p.m., and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.

Another fun-filled Star Party is scheduled for Friday, October 12th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Join our partners from the Central Montana Astronomy Society to view the night sky through powerful telescopes and learn more about the celestial bodies visible that night. Be sure to dress for outdoor conditions, and remember that the event requires reasonably clear skies to take place.

The fall season also brings the return of the Portage Route Chapter Speaker Series. Join our partners from the Portage Route Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation for a series of special speakers through the winter.  The series kicks off on Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. Join presenter Dugan Coburn for his presentation, George Drouillard: The Indispensable Man.  The son of a White father and a Native mother, George Drouillard served the Lewis and Clark expedition as interpreter, hunter and even diplomat with the Native peoples the Expedition encountered.  Come and hear more about this fascinating character.

The Portage Route Chapter Speaker Series continues on Thursday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m.  Join presenter Wayne Phillips for his program, Plants of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  The Lewis and Clark expedition included a specific scientific mission – to catalog and identify species of plants and animals not known to science.  Come and learn more about the myriad new plants first described by Meriwether Lewis.

Take some time out of your busy schedule to discover the story of the Lewis and Clark expedition at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center!  For additional information on any upcoming event, please call the Interpretive Center at (406) 727-8733.