An Evening with Dayton Duncan
7:30 - 8:30 pm March 30, 2004
Gaiser Hall, Clark College, Vancouver

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Clark College, as a lead agency with co-sponsorship from the Washington State Historical Society, Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Committee Vancouver/Clark County, Bank of Clark County and the Clark College Foundation, are proud to sponsor an evening with Dayton Duncan, scheduled for Tuesday, March 30th between 7:30 - 8:30 PM in Gaiser Hall. This event is free to the public. Duncan will speak on the Corps of Discovery's historic vote at Station Camp, where Lewis & Clark broke from military protocol and encouraged each corps member to vote on their choice for the location of the 1805-1806 winter camp. "The Vote" is considered to be a historic event in the evolution of American Democracy and Duncan will comment on how it defined the development of the Corps of Discovery and its relationship to America's future.

Duncan is an award-winning author and filmmaker. He is the author of nine books, including Out West: A Journey Through Lewis and Clark's America; Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery; and the forthcoming Scenes of Visionary Enchantment: Reflections on Lewis and Clark. For more than a decade he has also been involved with the documentary filmmaker Ken Burns as a writer and producer. He and Burns collaborated on acclaimed PBS documentaries such as Lewis & Clark, Mark Twain, The West, and most recently, Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip. He is currently at work with Burns on a major documentary series on the history of the national parks.

Dayton Duncan was born and raised in a small town in Iowa, then went east for college, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in German Literature. From there he went to New Hampshire, where he worked for The Keene Sentinel as a reporter, editor and editorial writer. Articles by Duncan have appeared in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Old Farmer's Almanac, and American Heritage magazine. He also has been a fellow at Harvard's Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy. In 1998, President Clinton appointed him as chairman of the American Heritage Rivers Advisory Committee; and Secretary of Interior Bruce Babbitt appointed him to the board of directors of the National Parks Foundation.

Dayton Duncan lives in Walpole, New Hampshire with his wife, Dianne, and two children.

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