A Convergence of Cultures: The History of Kaw Point and the Lewis & Clark Expedition

Jennifer Tarwater and Rolland  Love discuss Kaw Point and its role in the Lewis & Clark expedition
Sunday, September 20, 2009
4:00pm @ Central Library

The Lewis & Clark Expedition paused at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers for three days on its way west in 1804 – longer than at any other place on its 7,600-mile journey aside from a winter encampment with the Mandans. Now called Kaw Point, this site proved significant for wildlife observation – yielding first glimpses of bison and the Carolina Parakeet – and its natural defenses. This campsite also served as the scene for the court-martial of two expedition members.

Jennifer Tarwater and Rolland Love lead this discussion of the historical significance of Kaw Point on Sunday, September 20, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Both Tarwater and Love serve on the Kaw Point Park Board of Directors.

This presentation is part of the Missouri Valley Speakers Series, a program of the Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Central Library. The series is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Admission is free. Click here or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP. Free parking is available in the Library District Parking Garage located at 10th and Baltimore.