Peterson to have book signing event
Former Concordian Nelson Peterson will present "An Afternoon With the Corps of Re-Discovery" and have a book signing event for his first book "Selfies With Sacajawea" on March 2 at the Frank Carlson Library at 2 p.m.
"Selfes with Sacajawea" recounts Peterson's adventures as a modern-day explorer following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark.
In June 2018, Peterson and a colleague traveled along the Missouri River from St. Louis through the Dakotas, across northern Montana, over the Continental Divide, and down the Columbia River. They arrived at their destination, the Pacific Ocean, two weeks later.
Equipped with GPS, electricity, motorized transportation, and other modern conveniences, the two attempted to discover what it would be like to explore the American West in the early 1800s. They ended the trip with a new, deeper respect for Lewis and Clark.
During his presentation of "An American With the Corps of Re-Discovery", Peterson will share highlights of this trip with humor and new insight. His talk combines reading from the book with a colorful interactive presentation.
Following the presentation, those attending will have an opportunity to purchase Peterson's book, and it signed by the author and visit informally with him.
Peterson is a graduate of Concordia High School living in Nebraska.
For the past 20 years, Peterson has provided media and broadcast services to endurance events throughout the world, including Antarctica. He is a documentary filmmaker.
Peterson's presentation is co-sponsored by the Frank Carlson Library and the Nathan Edson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The event is free to the public.