Between May 1804 and September 1806, 31 men, one woman, and a baby traveled from the plains of the Midwest to the shores of the Pacific Ocean. They called themselves the Corps of Discovery. In their search for a water route to the Pacific Ocean, they opened a window into the west for the young United States. Lewis and Clark's great journey begins in Washington D.C. and zigzags along the eastern seaboard encompassing the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania; then through Ohio, West Virginia,Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. The trail meanders through the great plains of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota through the mountains and the valleys of Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, concluding at the Pacific Ocean, covered over 4,600 miles and showcases some of the most beautiful and rugged areas of America.
Take a guided tour of the trail with John Sproat on Thursday July 31 at ThePlace@TheWoodward [111 S. Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon]. Doors open at 6 PM at this first floor facility that is easily accessible for people with special needs and the program starts at 7 PM.
Opening the program will be a 30 minute musical journey with Elixir and then a travelogue of the trip taken by the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This program is part of the 8th season of the Chautauqua Series presented by Elixir and supported in part by Ariel Foundation and Rolls-Royce Charities/Civic Fund and is presented on a donation basis with all monies going to the performers.
For more information about this or any of the upcoming programs in the series, call 740-392-6104 or visit www.elixirpresents.comor www.VisitKnoxOhio.org.