A weekend jaunt to the coast in September, when the crowds have dwindled, can be turned into a historical journey when stopping by Lewis and Clark Salt Makers in Seaside.

The annual event is a reenactment of members of the Lewis and Clark expedition traveling from Fort Clatsop to the ocean to make much-needed salt. Members of the expedition set up a beach camp in what is now Seaside, making salt by boiling seawater for two months. 

The Seaside Museum stages the annual reenactment at the west end of U Avenue where it intersects with the Promenade. It will take place 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13. Mandated COVID-19 precautions will be observed including face coverings and social distancing.