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News of General Interest

The Eastern Legacy-- learn more about it
1) The Eastern Legacy of Lewis and Clark, a brochure and map
2) Lewis and Clark in Historic Philadelphia, brochure and map
3) Contributions of Philadelphia to Lewis and Clark History by Paul Russell Cutright, a booklet
4)The Lewis and Clark Expedition 1803- the first of four bicentennial calendars. (The calendar begins with December, 2002.)
Follow the link to learn how to order your copies.

Check out the Media Kit now. Please see the invitation and read the articles. More are being added regularly. Your local newspapers may be interested. Help them stay in touch.

Check out Lifelong Learning Online: the Lewis and Clark Rediscovery Project for information (with photos and video interviews) about the Philadelphia connection.

To access the articles in the Chapter's Media Kit, click here.

The Discovering Lewis and Clark website is updated each month with articles of interest.

The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at the University of Virginia announces that a new Web exhibit is now available.  The online exhibit is "'Bring Back Your Party Safe': Medicine and Health on the Lewis and Clark Expedition."

The Library of Congress is featuring an exhibit: Rivers, Edens, Empires Lewis and Clark and the Revealing of America.

Harvard's Peabody Museum offers an online exhibit: The Ethnography of Lewis and Clark:
Native American Objects and the American Quest for Commerce and Science.
(Will the newly- discovered bear claw necklace be shown soon?)

Thanks to the sponsorship of University of Nebraska Press, the Center for Great Plains Studies, and the UNL Libraries Electronic Text Center, you can now access The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Online. Initially offering almost two hundred pages from volume four, this website will eventually feature the full text of the journals--almost five thousand pages in all. Also included are a gallery of images as well as audio files of acclaimed poet William Kloefkorn reading selected passages. The text of the celebrated Nebraska edition of the Lewis and Clark journals, edited by Gary E. Moulton, is searchable and easily navigated.

Member Beth Carroll-Horrocks has sent a link to a resource of a different kind-- a collection of spurious and apocryphal accounts of the Lewis and Clark journey in the "Digital Memories" collection at the University of Idaho.

More and more news about Eastern Legacy events is coming online.
Here you can read James P. Ronda's inspiring remarks at the January 18, 2003, opening of the Bicentennial Commemoration at Monticello. A section of the website features more Lewis and Clark information and links.

Harpers Ferry National Historic Park
Special Weekend Event: March 28-30, 2003.
How did Lewis get from Harpers Ferry to Pittsburgh?

The Academy of Natural Sciences
A site within the Academy's website, this contains an enormous amount of information,especially about the Herbarium, and has a number of valuable links as well as a section for kids.

The American Philosophical Society
Treasures of the APS

Where was the keelboat made?
Jerry Garrett describes the launch of the Discovery Expedition in Pittsburgh.

Of interest:
Closing in February 2006
-- The exhibit "Only One Man Died: Medical Adventures on the Lewis and Clark Trail" at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Bicentennial Emblem Now Available from Frank Muhly

The illustrated 6-1/2" diameter embroidered Lewis and Clark "saga in a circle" can be yours for $14.00 (includes S/H). Its messages are as clear and beautiful as the piece itself.
Tack-sew it on the back of your jacket or vest (in four or six spots) to add a touch of identity, distinction and uniqueness.
When your friends see it, be prepared to give them our name and address. For a larger view and ordering information, click here.

In this area of the country:

Across the curriculum-- Tredyffrin Middle School Students Major in Lewis and Clark Studies-- story and a photo.

Musical excitement! The Adventures of Lewis and Clark-- Fifth grade students at Blackwood School, Gloucester Township, New Jersey dramatized the story of the expedition in words and music. Frank and Rose Muhly and Norma Milner attended the production on May 16. Norma Milner took the photographs.

At Penn State-- Pi Di Piazza and Anne Mackintosh attended the premiere of the opera York at Penn State. The opera's composer and librettist had presented a scene from the opera at the Annual Meeting in Louisville.


Now is the time to read (text is online):
Nancy Davis's article on Andrew Ellicott, one of Lewis's mentors

Frank Muhly's essay: Firm Foundations in Philadelphia: The Lewis and Clark Expedition's Ties to Pennsylvania


Updated November 2005