Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs: Why Sacagawea Deserves the Day Off
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March 31, 2009
On Thursday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., author Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs discusses her book Why Sacagawea Deserves the Day Off and Other Lessons from the Lewis and Clark Trail.
In her presentation, Tubbs, a Lewis and Clark enthusiast since her teenage years, touches on the extraordinary symbolism that has been attached to Sacagawea’s legacy. Through essays historical and personal, Tubbs’ book revisits the Lewis and Clark Trail and its famous people, landmarks, and events, exploring questions the expedition continues to raise. In the resulting trip through history, Tubbs recounts her travels, some with her well-known father Stephen Ambrose, along the trail by foot, Volkswagen bus, and canoe –at every turn renewing the American experience inscribed by Lewis and Clark.
The presentation is co-sponsored by the Missouri Kansas Riverbend Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.
Admission is free. Call 816.701.3407 to indicate your interest in attending or you may RSVP online. A 6 p.m. reception precedes the event. Free parking is available in the Library District Parking Garage located at 10th and Baltimore.