The Seaside Museum, assisted by a grant from the city of Seaside Tourism Advisory Committee, sponsors Lewis and Clark Salt Makers on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12.

Members of the Pacific Northwest Living Historians will create and share the experience of that exploration group, bringing to life the salt camp which those explorers established more than 200 years ago. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday on the Seaside beach west of the Avenue U and Prom intersection.

Visitors to the program will enter the camp and find members of the living historians busy making salt, as they boil sea water over a fire just as the men of the Lewis and Clark expedition did in 1806. The interpreters will also share the history and stories of the legendary expedition with everyone who comes to the beach.

Lewis and Clark Salt Makers is a free interactive learning opportunity for the whole family. This event is sponsored by the Seaside Museum and presented by the the living historians.

A portion of this project was made possible through a grant from the City of Seaside Tourism Advisory Committee, funded by room tax dollars. The program is also supported by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Seaside Public Works Department and Sandy Cove Inn.

Current guidelines regarding face coverings and open fires will be followed.

For more information, call the Seaside Museum at 503-738-7065.

Preserving Seaside’s History since 1974, the Seaside Museum and Historical Society is a non-profit educational institution located at 570 Necanicum Drive, Seaside and is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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