July 9, 2021

Noted Lewis and Clark scholar Dr. Gary Moulton to speak in Great Falls

Dr. Gary Moulton is editor of the 13-volume Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and is the Thomas C. Sorensen Professor Emeritus of American History at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Moulton's newest book is The Lewis and Clark Expedition Day by Day, a synopsis of significant events compiled from each day of the Expedition. Moulton will appear at two venues during the Lewis and Clark Festival, on July 9 and 10:

Friday, July 9: Meet and Greet Dinner Reception with Dr. Gary Moulton
The Lewis and Clark Festival kicks off with a dinner reception featuring this year's keynote speaker, Dr. Gary Moulton. Moulton is perhaps the foremost Lewis and Clark Scholar of our day, and began editing the Lewis and Clark Journals in 1979. The dinner event offers an opportunity to meet Dr. Moulton in a more private setting at the Celtic Cowboy Restaurant, with a Q and A session.
Tickets are $50 each, or $45 for Portage Route Chapter and Lewis & Clark Foundation members. Advanced reservation required. Please call the Portage Cache Store, 406-452-5661 for information and reservations.

Saturday, July 10: Keynote presentation: A Flaw in the Fabled Friendship? Dr. Gary Moulton will present his latest research, where he explores the relationship between Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Lewis and Clark were the best of friends and co-commanders of the Expedition, but were there times that their friendship was tested under such a challenging and daunting task? Moulton explores this theme in his FREE talk, A Flaw in the Fabled Friendship? Saturday evening at 7 pm in the Great Falls High School auditorium. Sponsored by the Portage Route Chapter