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Photo Highlights of the 2002 Annual Meeting in Louisville

This two-sided historical marker at Mulberry Hill attracts the interest of Lorraine Rittman and Nancy Davis, standing with a member of the Minnesota chapter.

Norma Milner and Dick Brooks (above) and Lorraine and Nancy (photo to the right) can ask questions of the reenactors present at several sites.

Jim Holmberg, editor of the newly-published Dear Brother: Letters of William Clark to Jonathan Clark, speaks about 'A Notion about Freedom': York's Post-Expedition Life. Much of what is known about York's life after his return to Louisville has been learned from William Clark's letters.

Bruce Trinkley, composer, and Jason Charnesky, lyricist, delight Doris Polites with their description of their new opera, York. The two men came to the Philadelphia Chapter meeting to invite members to attend a production of the opera at Penn State on November 15 and 16. To learn more, go the the opera's website.
The next day Bellarmine University faculty members Barry Lawrence and Daphne Dunston-Watson, accompanied on the piano by Dr. Alexander T. Simpson, sang selections from the opera during a panel discussion on York in the Arts. The response? A standing ovation!


Replicas of scientific instruments used by Lewis and Clark draw the interest of Charles Reed at the Farnsley-Moremen Landing antebellum estate on the Ohio River in Louisville.

Dark Rain Thom describes some of the special qualities of the Shawnee food prepared for Foundation members to sample at the Clark farm.


At the always-busy vendor's table, Nancy Davis speaks with a visitor while Norma Milner and Tom Davis check on the items being distributed.

Marion Rowen explains the significance of the new cd-rom: The Lewis and Clark Herbarium, recently published by the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Viewing a model of sculpture of York by Louisville sculptor Ed Hamilton are Charles and Trudy Reed. Commissioned by the City of Louisville, the work will be installed on the waterfront of the Ohio River late in 2002. York was William Clark's slave who fulfilled all duties of a member of the Expedition and awed Native Americans as he spanned the West to the Pacific and back. Lewis picked up Clark and York at the Falls of the Ohio, Louisville in October, 1803.

Katy and Phil Hineline are at the edge of the famous track at Churchill Downs, founded by the grandson of William Clark, Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr.


  Photos taken at the banquet on the final evening can be seen here.
Updated August 18, 2002