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New Exhibit Opens at Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

Posted on 1/18/2013

A new exhibit highlighting the collections of Gary Anderson is now open at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn. The exhibit, "One Man's Hobbies," will run through March 29, 2013.

Anderson worked as an interpreter at Fort Mandan from 1996 until his death in 2011. His longtime employment and appearance on many billboards contributed to Gary often being referred to as "The Face of Fort Mandan."

The exhibit contains many first-day covers from sites along the Lewis & Clark Trail and features stamps from the May 14, 2004, debut of the Lewis & Clark postage stamps. The exhibit also includes clothing and accoutrements Anderson crafted for use in the many re-enactment groups to which he belonged, as well as samples of his artwork. Anderson's collection of fire steels that includes styles dating back to the second century will also be on display.

Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation Interpretive Resource Manager Kevin Kirkey said, "The exhibit demonstrates the wide variety of Gary Anderson's interests."

The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan are open Monday - Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.fortmandan.com.


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