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Electronic News: Looking back two hundred years. Item 1
The West Lawn of Thomas Jeffersons Monticello home in Charlottesville, Virginia, will feature a Lewis and Clark parade at eleven A.M., then a ceremony featuring heads of Indian nations and a musical afternoon---all on Saturday, January 18, 2003. The event is part of a five day Exposition to kick-off the 200th birthday of the Lewis and Clark Expedition which runs across the country through September , 2006. Eight hundred Lewis and Clark fans will come to the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia from August ninth to through thirteenth. Visit triple double-U dot lewisandclarkphila dot org for details. Spell out the word and. Then link to other web sites across the country.
Two hundred years ago, the United States Mint right here in Philadelphia was busy filling an order from Meriwether Lewis for Jefferson Peace Medalssent from the Presidents House in Washington. Lewis wanted them for American Indian tribes hed meet on a secret mission. Lewis picked up the medals in Philadelphia in May and June, 1803. Jefferson sent him here to shop for supplies and learn needed skills from five scientific mentors, members of the American Philosophical Society.
The Bicentennial Commemoration of Lewis and Clarks epic trek opened on January 18 at Monticello. From now though September, 2003, Philadelphia fans of Lewis and Clark are slating lectures and library exhibits, new historic markers, and a national meeting for members at the Loews Hotel August tenth through thirteenth. Learn more at triple double-U dot lewisandclarkphila dot org. (Spell out the word and). For written material, call 215-331-4178 or 856-829-3142.
|Updated January 14, 2003|