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Mississippi Meanderings Series: Everyone’s River: A Conversation with Two People Who Kayaked the Length of the Mississippi
March 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
In Collaboration with the Missouri History Museum
Mississippi Meanderings is going on-line this year! We’re partnering with the Missouri History Museum for river-themed talks on the first three Thursdays in March 2021.
Every year a few dozen adventurous individuals paddle the length of the Mississippi River from its source in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Traveling 2,300 miles in a canoe, kayak, or standup paddleboard requires solid preparation, good equipment, perseverance, patience, and some helping hands from strangers along the way. In this panel discussion we’ll hear source-to-sea paddlers Maya Dizack and Stan Stark share their experiences. Dizack is the youngest woman and youngest woman of color to complete the trip; she was 19 when she paddled the river in 2019. Stark, on the other hand, descended the river in 2020 at 81 years of age, making him the oldest person to complete a source-to-sea paddle on the Mississippi.
This event is free and will be live on Zoom. To view the presentation, go to the Missouri History Museum website to join.