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Harpers Ferry Bicentennial Event March 28-30, 2003


David Fox, who conducted the Philadelphia Chapter's tour two years ago, led several groups to Meriwether Lewis sites around the Park on Saturday.


Dillon Muhly Alexander didn't let the rainy Saturday morning stop him from admiring the replica of Lewis's iron frame boat on display.


Ginger and David Hildebrand played several instruments as they sang music from the age of Meriwether Lewis.



Blacksmith Bill Keeler showed the tools and techniques of hand forging as he made a pipe tomahawk.


New Permanent Exhibit

Dedication of the park's new exhibit with music by the Turtle Island Band, preparing for the ribbon-cutting by the Governor of West Virginia, a descendent of the Lewis family, the Superintendent of the Park, and Gary Moulton, flanked by Thomas Jefferson and Meriwether Lewis.

Those who visited two years ago will remember seeing the empty building which now houses the exhibit.

Inside the new permanent exhibit

Frank Muhly and Marion Rowen discuss the new exhibits, such as the one in the photo to the right.

Panel Discussion

Todd Bolton introduced the panel gathered to discuss the role of Harpers Ferry in the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

The panel, with writer Barbara Fifer, actor Bill Barker, archeologist Ken Karsmizki, historians James Holmberg, Daniel Thorp, and Merritt Roe Smith, and Gary Moulton, share many points of view on aspects of the connection.

Click here for more information about program participants.

Changeable Weather

After the sun and warm weather on Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning brought a surprise.

More photos are displayed on the Harpers Ferry website.

Corps of Discovery II

The Corps of Discovery II came to Harpers Ferry. Click here for an informal view of the exhibit area.

Updated April 5, 2003