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Note: Use the Media Kit on www.lewisandclarkphila.org
to pick up other releases during 2003-2006.
CONTACTS AS FOLLOWS:
Norma M. Milner, publicity December 28, 2002
Philadelphia Chapter (one of 40 chapters in the nation)
Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Anne Dean Mackintosh, webmaster
Frank Muhly, Founder
Philadelphia Chapter, LCTHF
The three year Bicentennial Commemoration of the epic Lewis
and Clark Expedition opens at 11 am on Saturday, January 18,
2003, with a parade and music at Monticello in Charlottesville,
VA, in the midst of an exposition.
The following Web Sites can inform the curious of what's planned
when Bicentennial Fever, traveling exhibitions, and Signature events
sweep the nation from 2003-06. The National Ad Council has promised
up to $165 million worth of advertising to the national Lewis and
Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc. (LCTHF), a non-profit volunteer
organization with 40 Chapters across the country. Organizers have
agreed to call the Bicentennial a Commemoration rather
than a Celebration out of respect for the American Indian
Kick-off Exposition: www.monticello.org./jefferson/lewisandclark:
Jan. 14-19, 2003. Jefferson's West: music, scholarly
speakers, environmental exhibits, American Indian events. A parade
and concert on the West Lawn of Monticello on Saturday, Jan. 18
will officially open the Bicentennial. Also, premiere of National
Park Service's interactive traveling museum "Corps of Discovery
II: 200 Years to the Future" with support of the
Bureau of Indian Affairs:
www.nps.gov/lecl/welcome.htm. Congress made Monticello a Lewis
and Clark site on the Historic Trail in January. 2002
Poplar Forest, Jeffersons retreat home. www.poplarforest.org.
The next host to the Corps II traveling exhibit above. Dates
and details will be announced on web site. Near Lynchburg, Poplar
Forest was designed by Jefferson for his summer home.
New Museum opens at Harpers Ferry: www.nps.gov/hafe
March 28-30, 2003. Showing the first ever replica of Lewis's
Iron Frame Folding Boat which later failed. Also rifles,
knives and fishing gear ordered during his visit there. Corps
II will also be on site for opening of a new museum to Lewiss
visit in 1803 which will be on-going.
Lewis Learns Celestial Navigation in Lancaster: www.lewisclarklancaster.org
(web site in preparation): Beginning April 19, 2003, Lancaster
historic societies, the North Museum Planetarium, and the Sehner-Ellicott-von
Hess House will offer tours, walks, exhibits about the three weeks
that Lewis studied navigational skills with leading astronomer Andrew
Ellicott, 200 years ago.
The Philly Connection: www.lewisandclarkphila.org
May and June, 2003, through August. Exhibits in the city
tell the story of Lewis shopping and honing his skills. Saturday
through Wednesday, August 9-13, 2003. Details of the National
Meeting of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation in the
Bicentennial year hosted by the Philadelphia Chapter at the Loews
Hotel in Center City. Libraries, historic institutions offer public
displays about the five mentors of Lewis and Clark, their Journals
archived at the American Philosophical Society, their Herbarium
of plant specimens held at the Academy of Natural Sciences, and
portraits of Lewis and Clark. Site was partilly funded by the Geraldine
R. Dodge Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Webmaster Anne Mackintosh of Cherry Hill, NJ, is a retiredteacher
and computer advisor from the Friends School, Haddonfield.
Lewis's keelboat replica: www.pghhistory.org
From mid-July to August 31, 2003, a replica of the keelboat
that Lewis designed and had built at Elizabeth, PA outside Pittsburgh
will be at the Pittsburgh History Center, 1212 Smallman Street,
provided by Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, Missouri. Volunteers
will pilot the unique craft down the Ohio River to Clarksville,
Indiana where Lewis picked up William Clark, his slave York, and
nine young military volunteers from Kentucky. It will continue to
Camp Wood at DuBois, Illinois where the Corps of Discovery spent
the first winter. It is being rebuilt. In the spring the expedition
will continue up the Missouri to Ft. Mandan near Bismarck, ND, the
second winter camp.
Signature Events over three years: www.lewisandclark200.org
January 18, 2003 to September 26, 2006.
The planning and overseeing of each event has been carried out by
the National Council of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial. Links
to local venues. The site also lists more than 70 members of the
US Senate and House of Representatives in 21 states who belong to
the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Congressional Caucus.
National Web Site: www.lewisandclark.org
"Keepers of the Story, Stewards of the Trail," is the
motto of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc. (LCTHF),
an organization of 40 Chapters across the nation. The National Historic
Lewis and Clark Trail now covers 11 states between the Mississippi
and the Pacific and is part of the National Park Service's historic