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Kentucky Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission

 

November 2005


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History

Commission Hosts Meeting for 2006 Lewis & Clark Homecoming Celebration


The Kentucky Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission recently hosted a Community Meeting at the
Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort to discuss plans and opportunities for the 2006 Lewis and Clark Homecoming Celebration. Over thirty representatives from groups and communities across the Commonwealth attended the meeting, gathering information and announcing plans for Lewis and Clark activities in their areas.

Among the topics discussed were the Commission's new Grant Program, the availability of Corps of Discovery re-enactors from the Army Corp of Engineers, and the effort to include the Eastern States as part of the official Lewis and Clark Trail.

These community gatherings are designed to create and enhance a strong collaborative network between individuals and organizations that have an interest in the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial. The next community meeting is now being planned for Spring of 2006.

Kentucky's Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission urges you to become involved in the homecoming celebration of the Corp of Discovery in 2006. This important commemoration offers significant educational and economic opportunities for Kentuckians. Please join us in planning and organizing this important historic event.

For more information regarding community meetings and Kentucky's Lewis and Clark 2006 Homecoming Celebration, please contact Program Coordinator Warren Greer by phone at (502) 564-5135 ext. 4478 or by e-mail warren.greer@ky.gov.

 


Commission Offers Community Grant Program


The Kentucky Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission and the Kentucky Historical Society will offer grants up to $1000 to museums, historical organizations, educational institutions, city and county governments, and other community groups. The grants are available for a variety of Lewis and Clark in
Kentucky projects such as educational programming, exhibits, community celebrations, and publications.

Organizations that wish to apply for a Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Grant must be nonprofit institutions in Kentucky or affiliated with an educational institution or a city/county government.

The deadline to apply is May 31st, 2006, and projects must occur between the months of October 1, 2005 and December 31, 2006. A 50/50 cash or in- kind match is required.

For questions regarding Kentucky's Lewis and Clark Grant, or to obtain a copy of the grant application, please contact Warren Greer at (502) 564-5135 ext. 4478 or by e-mail at waren.greer@ky.gov.

 


Kentucky Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission


phone: 502.564.1792

Created by executive order and administered by the Kentucky Historical Society, the Kentucky Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission seeks to educate Kentuckians and the nation about Kentucky's important role in the Lewis and Clark Expedition; assist governments and organizations with their Kentucky- related Lewis and Clark bicentennial events and projects; and perform other duties that will highlight and commemorate Kentucky's significant contributions to this historic achievement.