What was it really like for the Lewis and Clark party at Fort Clatsop? Get a glimpse during the fourth annual "Wintering Over: Snuggly Fixed in Their Huts," a first-person living history presentation at Fort Clatsop Dec. 28 to 30.
Visitors can meet expedition members as they settle into nearly completed Fort Clatsop and discover what it was like for the men as they finish the fort, prepare for their winter stay, make clothes and begin the daily routine of life. Through one-on-one interactions, visitors can discover who the men were, where they came from and what the journey has been like so far.
First-person living history interpretation is an experiential program in which there is no script. This allows for a real experience, not a staged event, and for visitors to direct their own discoveries.
In addition to the Wintering Over program, there are audio-visual programs in the park's visitor center. "We Proceeded On...," a 32-minute movie about the expedition will be offered on each hour and "The Farthest Reach," a 17-minute slide show will be offered at twenty to each hour.
Fort Clatsop, part of the new Lewis and Clark National and State Historical Parks, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.