Fort Clatsop National Memorial will sponsor a presentation by editor and author James Holmberg. This free public program is at noon Saturday, Feb. 22.

William Clark wrote more than 40 letters to his older brother, Jonathan; six were written while William was co-leading the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Holmberg has edited these letters into a book, "Dear Brother: Letters of William Clark to Jonathan Clark." These letters reveal details about the expedition, Meriwether Lewis' death, and Clark's slave, York.

Holmberg is the historian and curator of The Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Ky. He wrote the epilogue to the revised edition of Robert Bett's book "In Search of York: The Slave Who Went to the Pacific With Lewis and Clark."

Following Holmberg's talk, he will sign copies of these books that can be purchased at the Fort Clatsop Historical Association bookstore in the Visitor Center.

This presentation is one segment of the speakers' forum "In Their Footsteps: Corps Encounters." These programs are held in the Netul River Room of Fort Clatsop National Memorial's Visitor Center.

This series is sponsored by: Astor Haus Bed and Breakfast, Fort Clatsop Historical Association, Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Lucy's Books, Red Lion Inn and the Oregon Council for the Humanities.

For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471.

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