Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at Cape Disappointment

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Facility:Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center at Cape Disappointment
Description:All the excitement and adventure of the Lewis and Clark Expedition is here, as well as portrayals of its many scientific and social contributions. Clark & York along with 10 others, arrived at Cape Disappointment on November 18, 1805. In 1788, English explorer Captain John Meares, in seeking the Columbia River, recorded missing the passage over the bar, and in his discouragement named the nearby headland Cape Disappointment. The Cape Disappointment Lighthouse began operating in 1856, and is now the oldest lighthouse still in use on the West Coast.
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Address 1:P.O. Box 488
Address 2:
City:Ilwaco
State/Province:WA
Zip Code:98624
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Telephone:(360) 642-3078
Website:Visit Website
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Kathy R., Co-op Member
We started out by doing a unit study on Lewis and Clark. Camped at the nearby state park, campsites with trails leading to the ocean. Each of the kids brought an empty photo album, so we could scrapbook our trip.
I had the kids collect items,brouchures and postcards to put in the album. We brought a digital camara to take pictures. We did the scrapbook pages in a western theme.The museum store had a map of shipwrecks from the 1800's. It was worth buying to add to our scrapbook.And the museum was an excellant source of pictures for a timeline of the years when Lewis and Clark were alive.Seeing everything in person was so much better than reading it in a book. This was one of my kids favorite field trips. And the memories are kept in our scrapbook to look back on for years.
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