Fort Clatsop Announces Special Addition to Fall Program Lineup
Published: 08/01/2019  Updated: 08/14/2019

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park at Fort Clatsop kicks off the fall season of "In Their Footsteps" programing with a special presentation about the life and times of Pomp, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, on Sunday, August 18.

Lewis & Clark National Historical Park at Fort Clatsop in Astoria, Oregon starts its seasonal lecture series programing with an additional free event, 1pm at the visitor center, August 18, 2019. Garry Bush will share the epic story of Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau's well-traveled son, Pomp. As an infant, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau accompanied the Corps of Discovery to the Pacific. He grew to be a fur trade legend. After traveling in Europe, he was involved with the Santa Fe Trail, the Mexican War and California's gold rush. Bush is a retired high school teacher from Lewiston, Idaho who enjoys living history. He has been giving presentations about both Jean Baptiste Charbonneau and Toussaint Charbonneau for many years.

This special event starts the autumn series of "In Their Footsteps," a free monthly forum held the third Sunday, September through December, at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center. Other upcoming programs include:

September 15 – John Colter's Impact on American History by Christopher Hodges

October 20 - The Unexpected on the Oregon Coast, by Judy Fleagle

November 17 - Courageous Tales of the Corps of Discovery by Ian Sampson

December 15 - Historic Winter Transportation by Richard Brenne

For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471, or check out
National Park Service on line or Lewis and Clark National Historical Park on Facebook.
Fort Clatsop Announces Special Addition to Fall Program Lineup