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Lewis and Clark Heritage Day Aug. 24 at Ponca State Park

LINCOLN, Neb. – Explore the journey of the Corps of Discovery during Lewis and Clark Heritage Day on Aug. 24 at Ponca State Park. The expedition passed through the Ponca area in late August more than 200 years ago.

Activities include canoeing the Missouri National Recreational River with the National Park Service, educational programs presented by park staff, period games and crafts.

Historical performer Darrel Draper will present a program at the park’s West Shelter at 1 and 4 p.m. He will portray George Drouillard, a hunter, interpreter and sign-talker for the Corps, and Jean Baptiste’ Charbonneau, son of crew members Sacajawea and Toussaint Charbonneau.

Contact the park at 402-755-2284 for more information or visit the park’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PoncaSP.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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