York: Explorer is the story of the enslaved man who traveled west with the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1803. As a Corps of Discovery member, York found his spirit of freedom and was an important team member. That new spirit nearly killed him when he returned to “civilization” at the expedition’s conclusion. York was never permitted to tell his story, but the expedition journals, William Clark’s letters and other accounts provide a sketch of the man and his importance to the Corps of Discovery.
Program runs about one hour, including time for questions. Suitable for grade 3 students and older. Explore Museum galleries after the program. Space is provided to eat lunch. Admission is free for students and chaperones (one per seven students). Ask about a bus travel reimbursement. Space is limited and preregistration is required by April 30. Call (405) 478-2250 ext. 241 or click here.