ORG Corps of Discovery Title BIO Drama teacher at Wydown Middle School and nationally recognized living history presenter, will portray Meriwether Lewis during the official Bicentennial Commemoration. In this capacity, he will act as historical director of the project. Mr. Mandrell began his work with the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles in 1996 and has engaged in extensive primary research and field trials in preparation for this journey. Through his involvement with living history projects, Scott has worked in cooperation with the National Park Service, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Sons of the American Revolution, C-SPAN, Company of Fifers and Drummers, Brigade of the American Revolution, North West Territorial Alliance and numerous other historical societies. His unique combination of experience as a teacher and historic scholar are integral to the success of the project.