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“Sgt. John Ordway of the Lewis & Clark Expedition” At Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park -Friday, July 21 at 8pm

(Whitehall, MT) – Montana State Parks ( invites you to attend the Friday Evening Program “Sgt. John Ordway of the Lewis & Clark Expedition” at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park on Friday, July 21 at 8pm.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be on an expedition with Lewis and Clark? If you have, listen as independent scholar and actor Arch Ellwein brings Sgt. John Ordway to life in a first-person portrayal set in 1813. First Sergeant Ordway was the only member of the Lewis and Clark expedition to record a journal entry for every single day of the journey from Camp DuBois or Wood River until their return.

Actor and Humanities Montana presenter Arch Ellwein has portrayed colorful historical figures in addition to Sgt. John Ordway of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, such as President Theodore Roosevelt, HG Wells, Steamboat Captain Grant Marsh and many others! Arch treats his audiences to an entertaining and intriguing perspective on history and we are happy to have him back once again.

For more information, please call the park visitor center at 406-287-3541.

Humanities Montana is Montana’s independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), founded in 1972 by thirteen Montana citizens—academic and civic leaders—in response to Congress’ National Arts and Humanities Act of 1965. Since that day, Humanities Montana has benefited hundreds of Montana organizations and thousands of its citizens, providing support for public programs in the humanities throughout the state. Humanities Montana’s educational and cultural programs help Montanans develop a deeper understanding of humanity’s values and beliefs, intellectual achievements, diverse cultures, and heritages.

What: Friday Evening Program: “Sgt. John Ordway of the Lewis & Clark Expedition”

When: Friday, July 21, 2017 at 8pm.

Where: Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, 25 Lewis and Clark Caverns Rd, Whitehall, MT

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park features one of the largest known limestone caverns in the Northwest filled with spectacular stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helictites. The park also features camping, trails to hike or bike, a state-of-the-art visitor center, interpretive displays, a gift shop, food and beverage concessions, amphitheater, and interpretive events presented during the summer months.

Visit Montana State Parks ( and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.


A division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Brian Turner
AmeriCorps Member,
Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park
(406) 287-3541

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