FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2013
Contact: Steven Reidburn
WILLISTON – The Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center near Williston will feature Larry Woiwode, ND Poet Laureate and author of numerous books, on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. Central Time.
The event is free and open to the public. Woiwode is a winner of the William Faulkner Foundation Award, the notable book award from American Library Association, as well as a past Guggenheim fellow.
Located one-half mile east of Fort Buford, the Missouri-Yellowstone Confluence Interpretive Center tells the story of the confluence of these two rivers and provides the same magnificent view that Lewis and Clark Expedition members enjoyed in 1805 and 1806. One of the facility’s unique features is a large replica of a compass that the explorers carried on their 1803-06 expedition. Located in the center of the facility’s rotunda, it measures eight feet in diameter and faces true north, just as Meriwether Lewis and William Clark would have looked north at the same site 200 years ago.
The Confluence Center is open year-round. Summer hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. Admission is $5 per adult, $2.50 for children ages 6-15, and children 5 and under are admitted free. The fee also covers admission to the Fort Buford State Historic Site, located one-half mile west of the Confluence Center.
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