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Minutes of the March 20, 2004 Chapter meeting

Minutes and program of the January 17, 2004 Chapter meeting

Minutes of the October 18, 2003 Chapter Meeting (Updated)

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(AUGUST 2003) You can help the effort to have nine Eastern Legacy states and the District of Columbia be named by Congress as part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail.

Frank and Rose Muhly stand proudly in front of the Trail map that now includes the Eastern Legacy sites. Photo by Beth Carroll-Horrocks

Chapter member David Pickens announces the production of the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Inlay Medallion.

Jerry Garrett describes the launch of the Discovery Expedition in Pittsburgh.

Dick Brooks shares his thoughts and insights about Philadelphia and the Annual Meeting.

Read about Stuffing Birds, Pressing Plants, Shaping Knowledge Natural History in North America, 173O- 1860, the exhibit at the American Philosophical Society

Memories of the Annual Meeting August 2003 (with photos)

For more on the Annual Meeting, click on The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation 2003 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

New Lewis and Clark Walking Tour debuts.

(June 2003) In the June 13 Philadelphia INQUIRER gardening writer Denise Cowie described the planting of Lewis- and- Clark-related plants at St. Peter's Church in Society Hill and included information about the Annual Meeting. You can read the article with a photo of Tom Davis and Chris Cook and find the sidebars of information online.

(June 2003) On June 11 visitors to St. Peter's saw the results of Tom Davis's and Chris Cook's efforts to establish a Lewis and Clark garden. Click here to see photos taken that evening.

The Chapter's extensive list of recommended books is now online.

(May 2003) Corps of Discovery II at Valley Forge
See photos of the Corps of Discovery II, set up in ValleyF orge National Historic Park from May 9- 20. Chapter members assisted the staff. To learn more about the Corps, go to the website.

WHYY91FM is featuring a series on Pennsylvania Historical Markers, with a new addition each week. You can go to the home page for Explore PA History or directly to the Lewis and Clark segment, where you can listen to the interview with Frank Muhly and Rick McCourt broadcast in May.

The Philadelphia INQUIRER featured a six-part series on Lewis and Clark by photographer Tom Gralish. The articles and additional photos are now online.

Philadelphia Chapter members participated in the "Yo, Meriwether" Walk on Thursday, May 8, 2003. Calling attention to the arrival of Meriwether Lewis in the city in 1803, Chapter members joined Academy of Natural Sciences staff, Corps of Discovery II members, and other interested people for the day-long walk.

The route for The Yo, Meriwether Walk on May 8, 2003, the special event celebrating Meriwether Lewis's arrival in Philadelphia 200 years ago, is described.

The Yo, Meriwether Walk participants spent May 8 visiting exhibits connected to Lewis, opening a summer of walking in the footsteps of Meriwether Lewis. Norma Milner describes the Walk (with photos). See also the INQUIRER article and photos

Norma Milner's thank-you letter to the editor of the Philadelphia INQUIRER

Norma Milner's thank-you letter to the exhibitors

(March 2003) Chapter Trip to Harpers Ferry in
Many Chapter members took part in the Harpers Ferry Bicentennial commemoration on March 28- 30, 2003. Read about the program, Supplied for Survival: Meriwether Lewis at Harpers Ferry.

See Photos from the weekend's programs and
Photos of the Corps of Discovery II at Harpers Ferry


Previous Chapter Meetings and Events

March 8, 2003 Chapter Meeting
Program and minutes

January 11, 2003 Chapter Meeting
Photos and meeting notes

January 2003 The Lewis and Clark Herbarium
About a dozen Chapter members heard a unique public lecture, Saving an American Treasure—The Lewis and Clark Herbarium during the next 200 years, by Richard M. McCourt of the Academy of Natural Sciences Botany Department on January 23, 2003.

October 12, 2002 Chapter Meeting
Minutes and Meeting Program

October 2002 At the National Council for Geographic Education, Chapter Volunteers Spread the Message of Philadelphia's Connection to Lewis and Clark

Chapter members met with officers and staff of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, located in Center City Philadelphia, which will host a photo exhibit on the Lewis and Clark Herbarium.

July 2002 Chapter Meeting (held in Louisville)
Minutes of the Meeting

At the Annual Meeting in Louisville:
More than twenty members of the Philadelphia Chapter attended the 2002 Annual Meeting in Louisville from July 28 through July 31.

Photo highlights of the Annual Meeting

More photos from the final evening's banquet

April 2002 In the News:
Frank Muhly was featured in the Philadelphia INQUIRER on Sunday, April 28, 2002
More Honors for Frank Muhly
March 9, 2002 Chapter Meeting
Program: Gerard Baker, Superintendent of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and the Corps II Project
Photos from the March 9 Chapter Meeting: Gerard Baker and Corps of Discovery II
What is Corps of Discovery II
January 12, 2002 Chapter Meeting
Minutes of the business meeting
Chapter member RICHARD PRESTHOLDT described the development and publication of The Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Calendar, a four-year photographic journey coinciding with the time trail of expedition members.

October 13, 2001 Chapter Meeting
Minutes of the business meeting

October 5, 6, 7, 2001
Chapter trip to Charlottesville, Virginia

August 8, 2001 Chapter Meeting in Pierre, South Dakota
Minutes of the business meeting

April 2001 Overnight trip to Harpers Ferry
Chapter members had a behind-the-scenes tour of the plans for the Harpers Ferry Meriwether Lewis exhibit in 2003.

March 10, 2001 Chapter Meeting
Minutes of the business meeting
Botanist Ernie Schuyler presented "Botanical Results of the Lewis and Clark Trek."

January 13, 2001 Chapter Meeting
Minutes of the business meeting

December 10, 2000
Dedication of the Caspar Wistar Historical Marker
Bishop Charles E. Bennison, Jr., of the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, hosted a reception for all who came to the dedication. The Wistar House now houses the offices of the diocese.

August 2000
Dayton Duncan becomes an honorary member
At the Annual Meeting in Dillon, Montana, Dayton Duncan, renowned Lewis and Clark scholar and popular speaker, received a certificate naming him an honorary lifetime member of the Philadelphia Chapter.
Also of interest:

Benjamin Rush Remembered
The historical marker honoring Benjamin Rush was dedicated on Thursday, June 20, at the northwest corner of Keswick and Rayland Roads in Morrell Park. Rush was born in 1745 in a house built in 1690 near Keswick and Rayland. (The house was demolished in 1969 to make room for an apartment complex.) Frank and Rose Muhly attended the ceremony.

Address for Chapter mail:
Philadelphia Chapter, LCTHF
P. O. Box 273
Blue Bell, PA 19422



Updated October 18, 2011