Celebrating Meriwether Lewis and Alexander Wilson at Library and Archives

speaker Shannon Kelly


October 19, 2023

Shannon Kelly

Lewis County Public Library and Archives offered residents an opportunity to get lost in the owl-some world of ornithology and local history when it hosted speaker Shannon Kelly on October 10, 2023. Kelly, who is an Interpretive Resource Specialist at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan State Historic Site in North Dakota, discussed the remarkable bond between Meriwether Lewis and Alexander Wilson and their contributions to the scientific field of ornithology.

Wilson, who is known as the father of American ornithology, was assisting Lewis with preparing his research o...

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