On Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, Sally Freeman of Lewis & Clark National Historical Park will present some of the little-known women that were associated with the Lewis & Clark Expedition. We often think of Sacajawea as being the only women that was a part of the Expedition, but there were women that had contributed to the journey including Lucy Marks, Meriwether Lewis’ mother, who was an herbalist and had passed all her knowledge onto her son.
Sally Freeman is a National Park Ranger who grew up near St. Paul, Oregon. She earned a B.S. in biology and a B.A. in communication arts along with a minor in history at George Fox College in Newberg, Oregon. For the next two years she was a biology graduate student at the University of Victoria, in B.C., Canada. Sally’s National Park Service work experience began as a Student Conservation Association volunteer backcountry information aid at North Cascades National Park in the summer of 1984 while she was an undergraduate student. She began working as a seasonal park ranger (interpreter) at Fort Clatsop National Memorial in 1989. In 1993 she had a temporary position for Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument/City of Rocks National Reserve working with the “Official Oregon Trail Sesquicentennial Wagon Train.” That September she returned to Fort Clatsop and worked there seasonally until March 1995 when her position was converted to temporary part-time. In 1998 her work schedule increased to full-time. Her duties at Fort Clatsop (now Lewis and Clark National Historical Park) include managing the volunteer program, supervising the historic weapons program, compiling, and calculating visitation statistics, as well as coordinating tour groups, special events, and much of the daily operations of the visitor center and the fort.
This event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum, located at 1387 South Spruce Street, Cannon Beach, OR. Seating for this event is at a limited capacity of 50 people. This lecture starts at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2023, and the doors will close promptly at 4:15 p.m. Parking for this event is extremely limited and it is encouraged to arrive early to find parking. This event is part of the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum’s free annual lecture series sponsored by Martin North (Stephanie Inn & Stephanie Inn Dining Room, Public Coast Brewing, Public Coast Farm) and Pelican Brewing Company that occurs every January through May. For more information about this event, visit www.cbhistory.org or call 503-436-9301.