Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 39534
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Contact Norma Milner (856) 829-3142: Words: 417
Frank Muhly (215) 331-4178
Frank Muhly, founder of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Lewis
and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (LCTHF) has designed and published
two free brochures for the Bicentennial Commemoration of the epic
journey which begins in January, 2003. (Visit www.lewisandclarkphila.org)
They are appropriate for teachers, libraries and history buffs,
and are fashioned in the style of National Park Service brochures.
The most recent is Lewis and Clark in Historic Philadelphia.
On the Making Ready side, Birchs Views and a detailed
map show the Philadelphia which met the eyes of Lewis when he came
to the city in 1803 to prepare for the military exploration, and
which both Lewis and Clark saw when they came in 1807 and 1810 after
their expedition. Thirty-seven sites are located and described.
On the Putting Away side, thirty-four more sites related
to the explorers are described with a more contemporary map and
An earlier brochure, The Eastern Legacy of Lewis and Clark,
traces Lewis's route from Washington DC through the Mid-Atlantic
States to Wood River in 1803 as he prepared for the epic journey.
After their safe return in September 1806 to St.Louis, the brochure
describes the last of thirty-five sites which describe eastward
experiences until the publishing of their journals in 1814 at Philadelphia.
This pieces significance was recognized by the National Council
of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial when it presented its Harry
Hubbard Award to the designer in April 2002.
Links to events in the East and across the country can be found
at the Philadelphia Chapters web site www.lewisandclarkphila.org.
Two grants from the National Park Service Challenge Cost Share
Program (NPS-CCSP) have made it possible to bring these brochures
to the public without cost.
The brochures may be picked up at the Athenaeum, the Library Company,
The American Philosophical Society and in the Social Studies and
History Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, Central,
2nd floor, at 19th and Vine Streets.
Or, send a separate business size SASE (1 oz. for the Eastern
Legacy brochure, and 2 oz. for the Historic Philadelphia
brochure) for each piece to Philadelphia Chapter, LCTHF, 3206 Disston
Street, Philadelphia, PA 19149. For 50 free copies of the Eastern
Legacy brochure, send written request and a check for $6 to
cover postage. Fifty free copies of the Historic Philadelphia
brochure may be ordered without postage cost.
The Philadelphia Chapter will host the national membership of the
Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation for its annual meeting
August 9-13, 2003, at the Loews Hotel. Details and registration
forms for the meeting may be found on the above web site.