Falls of the Ohio State Park to celebrate 20th anniversary of Lewis & Clark statue
Falls of the Ohio State Park will host a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the installation of the park’s Lewis and Clark statue, sculpted by the late artist Carol Grende, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Interpretive Center.
The event will include presentations in the auditorium by Mandy Dick, a reenactor of William and George Rogers Clark’s sister, Lucy Croghan, at 11 a.m.; by Filson Historical Society historian Jim Holmberg on the Falls’ connection to the Lewis & Clark expedition at 1 p.m.; and by Phyllis Yaeger of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Commission on the history of “The Handshake” statue.
Additional activities will include a Lewis-and-Clark-themed hike at noon, a Junior Ranger program at 2 p.m., and the opportunity to enjoy informational displays from the Clark County Museum, the Lewis & Clark Heritage Trail Foundation Ohio River Chapter, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition Commission.
Regular admission applies for this and all activities in the recently re-opened Interpretive Center. The fees are $9 for ages 12 and older and $7 for ages 5 to 11. Children younger than 5 are admitted free.
Interpretive Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.