Lewis and Clark Reenacting Group To Visit
November, the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, Missouri, will
visit Kentucky to mark the bicentennial of Lewis and Clark’s return
from the west.
2003, The Discovery Expedition of St. Charles has been following in
the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, portraying the
famous explorers and their men. The group’s mission is to rediscover
the legacy of Lewis and Clark and to provide a rich and genuine
living-history experience through discussions and
Discovery Expedition of St. Charles will visit three Kentucky
locations this fall. First will be Historic Locust Grove in
Louisville on November 5-8. Next, on November 9-11, the reenactors
will encamp in Frankfort at Riverfront Park. On Saturday the 11th,
the group will depart for their final stop in Kentucky at Cumberland
Gap National Historic Park from November 11-13. At each site, the
reenactors will construct an 1803-era encampment featuring
educational demonstrations and hands-on
and Clark traveled directly through the commonwealth in 1806 on
route to report to President Thomas Jefferson in Washington, D.C. Click
here to view a map of Kentucky's Lewis and Clark
information about the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, Missouri
can be found on their web site at www.lewisandclark.net/.
Update: Great Programming is Being
Lewis and Clark homecoming is set to begin in the fall of 2006, with
more than twenty Kentucky organizations planning diverse and exiting
citizens of Cloversport, KY will get an early start at the 43rd
annual Sacagawea Festival on August 5- 6, 2006. As a complement to
the festival’s customary array of games, contests, and music, a
Lewis and Clark educator will be on-site telling stories and leading
Lewis and Clark homecoming will also feature some great multi-media
presentations. From September 16 to January 15, 2006, the Louisville
Science Center will feature the IMAX film Lewis and Clark: Great Journey
West. The Rauch Planetarium at the University of
Louisville will also present Lewis and Clark by the Stars, a film
that highlights the role that celestial navigation played in their
exploration of the Northwest Territory.
August 12 to December 1, 2006, the Museum of the American Quilter’s
Society in Paducah will feature the exhibit Lewis and Clark: Quilts
Inspired by the Corps of Discovery. This exhibit will interpret
several aspects of the Lewis and Clark journey such as their spirit,
strength, courage, perseverance, character, diversity, and mapmaking
Locust Grove in Louisville will feature a number of Lewis and Clark
programs in 2006, beginning September 6 with a lecture by James
Holmberg of the Filson Historical Society. Artist Ed Hamilton will
speak on October 4, and November will feature a visit by the
Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, Missouri, as well as lectures
by William Clark descendant, Peyton “Bud” Clark, and author
Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs.
2006, is a big day for Frankfort’s Lewis and Clark story. A highway
marker about the 1806 Frankfort Palladium newspaper article that
first announced the safe return of the Corps of Discovery will be
unveiled at noon at the Sinclair Mall downtown. In addition, at 2:00
p.m., the Kentucky Historical Society will hold its public opening
of the Filson Historical Society exhibit Lewis and Clark: The
Exploration of the American West, 1803-1806.
Lick State Park will present the twenty-first annual Salt Festival
titled, “Lewis and Clark: The Homecoming” on October 13-15, 2006.
Chautauqua characters will be present, and educational activities
will focus on Thomas Jefferson’s commissions to Lewis and Clark to
collect bone samples from this internationally recognized
prehistoric fossil repository.
Historical Society will present a variety of programming to
commemorate the return of the Corps of Discovery. A field trip will
commence on November 3, titled, “Lewis and Clark at the Falls of the
Ohio.” Next, a “Clark Welcome Home at Trough Spring” will occur on
November 5. On November 6, the Filson will present a program with
James Holmberg and Clay Jenkinson about the tragic death of
Meriwether Lewis. Finally, November 8 will feature “York in History
and Poetry” with James Holmberg and poet Frank X.
information on Lewis and Clark programming in Kentucky can by found
Years Ago on the Lewis and Clark Expedition . .
“Descended the mountain to Travellers
rest leaveing those tremendious mountanes behind us – in passing of
which we have experienced Cold and hunger of which I shall ever
William Clark, June 30, 1806
of Discovery experienced some of their worst suffering in making
their way over the Bitterroot Mountains. Deep snow delayed the
explorers on their homeward- bound journey in 1806 for about a
month. Heading for the Pacific in 1805, they had experienced great
hardship due to cold, snow, hunger, and mountainous terrain. They
were not sorry to put the mountains behind them!
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.