Agaidika Heritage Days is just weeks away! When Captain Lewis and three men descended into the Lemhi Valley for the first time on August 12, 1805 they likely never imagined that 212 years later people would still be celebrating their efforts. This year our Heritage Days celebration will be August 18th and 19th. Friday’s program will include Lewis and Clark interpretive talks, expedition demonstrations, and a trade circle at the Ancestral Village in the evening. All ages are welcome to participate in the trade circle you must simply bring an item or two to trade.
On Saturday there will be Lewis and Clark interpretive talks, expedition demonstrations, 1805 Living Experience demonstrations, tractor rides, and a Dutch Oven lunch provided by Cowboy Cuisine from 11am-2pm.
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes will again be joining the Center this year for their annual Agaidika Gathering. Saturday they will hold their spiritual walk/run from Tendoy to the top of Lemhi Pass. The public is welcome to this event, meet outside Tendoy School at 7am. A picnic lunch will be held at the top of the pass. Once the tribe return to the Center there will be singing and dancing as well as a bison feast.
Agaidika Heritage Days is open to the public and admission in by donation ($2 per person or $7 per family is suggested).
The 1805 Living Experience begins on August 10th and is a 10 day program where participants live onsite in brush shelters at our Ancestral Village and experience what life would have been like for the Corps of Discovery in 1805. The public is welcome to observe any and all of the activities occurring at the 1805 Living Experience.
For more information or to volunteer to help with the event please contact our main office at 208.756.1188.