Opening of the 35th Annual Meeting
The First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry present the colors.
Both the fifteen-star and fifty-star flags arw saluted.
The invocation is done in the manner of Quakers.
Bev Hinds presents an Award of Meritorious Achievement
to Kristen Walter, Senior Marketing Director (Certified Marketing
Director) for the Southern Hills Mall in Sioux City. It is owned
by the Macerich Company. No other commercial entity has made such
an investment in a L&C project, let alone one in new, original
paintings depicting their journey. It is entitled "Lewis
and Clark An American Adventure." There are 38 original mural
paintings, stretching 296' in length above store fronts in Center
Court. They are 8' high, and there are standards on the floor
that contain the panels telling about each mural.
Bev says, "It is totally awesome. The murals
were Kristin's idea, and she spent funds from her marketing budget
to do these, plus the L&C "soft play area" at the
Sears end of the mall. The company is so impressed with how these
came out, and the certification by the National Park Service as
a Lewis and Clark site, that they are going to pay to install
lighting from below the murals, to better show them off."
The evening program
Read about essay contest winners
Aaron and Sarah here.
Panelists Brian Hall, Stephanie Ambrose-Tubbs, Barbara Oberg,
and Michael Zuckerman respond to audience comments after their
Charles Reed, designer of the acrostic puzzle insert in We
Proceeded On, congratulates winner Ruthann Caylor of Boise,
Idaho, and presents her with the prize, a copy of Birch's Views
of Philadelphia, the Two Hundredth Anniversary Edition.
Bev Hinds and Larry Epstein present Frank Muhly with the Award
of Meritorious Achievement "for outstanding contributions
in bringing to this nation a greater awareness and appreciation
of the Lewis and Clark Expedition."
More award and prize winners can be seen at the Wednesday