Philadelphia Chapter Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

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Philadelphia Chapter
Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 39534
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Contact: Norma M. Milner, publicist, 856-829-3142 (day & night, answering machine)
Frank or Rose Muhly, founders, 215-331-4178

Please note requested broadcasting dates listed below with each Item and approximate length. Thank you.

Electronic News: Looking back two hundred years. Item 1 –
Please air between January 1, 2003 and Tues. January 17, 2003 OR adjust tense and use on Saturday, Jan. 18 as a TODAY item.
50 secs

The West Lawn of Thomas Jefferson’s 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.

Electronic: Looking Back 200 Years (Lewis and Clark) Item 2
Please air from January 18 – February 15, 2003: 90 secs

Two hundred years ago, the United States Mint right here in Philadelphia was busy filling an order from Meriwether Lewis for “Jefferson Peace Medals”sent from the President’s House in Washington. Lewis wanted them for American Indian tribes he’d 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 Clark’s 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