February 13, 2018

PRC Program(s): Missouri River

Portage Route Chapter of the National Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation Programs for 2018:

All programs are on Tuesday evenings, except the March program which will be on a Thursday evening. They will be held at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center Theater, 4201 Giant Springs Road and are free to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.. Programs are 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

February 13, Tuesday
Program: “Missouri River”
Presenter: Don Peterson
Peterson has long been the source of Lewis & Clark knowledge
and is an indispensable tour guide for everyone from Russian visitors to locals with family in town. He also served as the Office Manager at the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation in Great Falls and coordinated multiple tours for the Foundation during its annual meeting in Great Falls in 2008. He received the Foundation’s Distinguished Service Award in 2008 for his service to the Lewis & Clark community.

March 22, Thursday
Program: “John Colter”
Presenter: Chris Hodges
Hodges is author of the newest book written on John Colter entitled “Colter’s West Wind”. Hodges has a great curiosity regarding how the common man becomes part of history. His passion for history drives a search of historical accounts and documents that underlie the untold stories of people who helped make history. ‘Colter’s West Wind” is Hodges debut novel.

April 17, Tuesday
Program: Black Eagle Dam
Presenter: Don Peterson

May 15, Tuesday
Program: “Sacagawea”
Presenter: Judy Washbon
Washbon has been speaking professionally for five years on Lewis & Clark history at the Sacagawea Center in the Meriwether Theater at Salmon, Idaho. She will share some of the lesser known, but no less exciting adventures of Lewis & Clark. She will cover a brief history of the life, myths and mysteries of Sacagawea.