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Release Date: 12/20/12
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Missouri River Breaks Interpretive Center Hosts Lewis and Clark Expedition Impersonator

FORT BENTON, Mont. – Starting in January, the Missouri Breaks Interpretive Center and Sunrise Bluffs Estates are hosting presenters on the first Friday of every month. The presentations are free and open to the public as part of the Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau program.

The series begins on Jan. 4  at 1 p.m., with Richard Baker’s presentation, “An Evening with Pierre Cruzatte’s Ghost.”  The program will be located in the dining room of Sunrise Bluffs, 711 21st St. in Fort Benton.

Pierre Cruzatte was a French-Indian boatman and fiddler on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. In this presentation, Richard Baker brings Cruzatte to life, entertaining the audience with yarns of the expedition and fiddle tunes of the era. Listeners are drawn directly into the experiences of the exploration as if they are listening to Cruzatte in person.

Mr. Baker, of Great Falls, Montana, has been portraying Cruzatte for nearly 20 years in many settings, including the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls.

Partial funding for the Speakers Bureau program is provided by a legislative grant from Montana’s Cultural Trust and from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, please call the Missouri Breaks Interpretive Center at (406) 622-4000. For directions to Sunrise Bluffs, please call (406) 622-5443.

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Last updated: 12-20-2012