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Events Held for Lewis and Clark's 1806 Kentucky Homecoming:

View a list of Locust Grove Homecoming events during fall 2006. (Read more about Locust Grove)

August 5, 2006:
Dedication ceremony for the Lewis and Clark historic site marker in Wickliffe, Kentucky.
For more information visit www.ballardchamber.org

August 12-November 15, 2006:
"Lewis and Clark: Quilts Inspired by the Voyage of Discovery" at the Museum of the American Quilter's Society in Paducah, Kentucky.

August 30, 2006:
Dedication of the new Lewis and Clark sculpture and "Lewis and Clark in Kentucky: McCracken County" historical marker. Lawn of the Museum of the American Quilter's Society, Paducah.

September 16, 2006-January 12, 2007:
"Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West," the National Geographic IMAX film, will return to the Louisville Science Center.

October 6, 2006-January 27, 2007:
The Filson Historical Society's 2003 exhibit "Lewis and Clark: The Exploration of the American West, 1803-1806" will be on display at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort, Kentucky.

October 7, 2006:
"Hometown History Day - Lewis and Clark Connection"
Russellville, Kentucky.
A variety of activities are planned to commemmorate William Clark's 1809 visit to Russellville. At noon, a historical marker will be dedicated in the public square to recognize The Farmer's Friend, the Russellville newspaper that was one of the first to announce the death of Meriwether Lewis in its October 27, 1809 edition.
For more information contact Pat Basham, Secretary, Historic Russellville, Inc. at patbasham@bellsouth.net

October 13-15, 2006:
21st Annual Salt Lick Festival: The Homecoming at Big Bone Lick State Park in Union, Kentucky.

November 2006:
The Filson Historical Society in Louisville will present a variety of programs commemorating the bicentennial of the Corps of Discovery's return in the fall of 1806. Additional information will be forthcoming and posted when available. Some of these programs require a fee and have limited capacity. Please contact The Filson for more information at 502-635-5083. These programs are supported by a grant from the Falls of the Ohio Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Committee (with funding from the Humana Foundation, J. Graham Brown Foundation, Paul Ogle Foundation, and Publishers Press). Programs include:
   November 3, Lewis and Clark at the Falls of the Ohio field trip. Visit Lewis and Clark sites such as Mulberry Hill, Locust Grove, and Clark's Point. Leaves from The Filson, 1310 S. Third St., 9am and returns at 4pm. Box lunch provided. Tour guide is the Filson's curator of special collections and Lewis and Clark historian Jim Holmberg. Cost: $55 members; $65 non-members. Call 502-635-5083 for more information and reservations.
   November 5, a Clark welcome home at Trough Spring (Jonathan Clark's home). Call for more information.
   November 6, discussion with Jim Holmberg and Clay Jenkinson about the tragic 1809
       death of Meriwether Lewis [cosponsored by the Louisville Free Public Library]. Noon, Vincenzo's Restaurant. Cost: $25 for Filson members; $35 for non-members. Call The Filson at 502-635-5083 for more information and reservations.
   November 9 - Noon, The Filson Historical Society, York in history and poetry with Jim Holmberg and Frank X. Walker. York historian Holmberg will discuss York's life and York poet Walker will read his poetry about this famous African American explorer. The program is divided into three segments: York's life before the expedition, during the expedition, and post expedition. Free but call 502-635-5083 for reservations.

November 6, 2006:
Louisville Free Public Library
Clay Jenkinson portrays Meriwether Lewis at the Louisville Free Public Library, 4th and York. 7:00 pm. Free but tickets are required. Call 574-1644.

November 8, 2006:
Historic Locust Grove, 1:00pm
Peyton C. "Bud" Clark, Jr. recounts his Lewis and Clark Bicentennial experiences while retracing the footsteps of his famous ancestor William Clark. You can also view an exhibit of Bud Clark's Lewis and Clark period military and Native American items and Clark family documents and heirlooms.
Free. Call Locust Grove at 897-9845 for more information.

November 9, 2006, Thursday:
Gallatin County Public Library, Warsaw, Ky.
View a screening of the National Geographic movie "Great Journey West" about the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
7:00pm, Free

November 10, 2006:
Dedication of two Lewis and Clark in Kentucky historical markers in Frankfort. At noon, in front of the Capital Museum, a marker dedicated to the visits of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and the Mandan chief Sheheke will be unveiled. At 2pm at the Kentucky National Guard Center, Minuteman Drive, a marker honoring the Lewis and Clark - Kentucky militia connection will be unveiled.

November 11-13, 2006
The excitement of the bicentennial commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition continues at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park! On November 11th, 12th and 13th, visitors to the park will be able to immerse themselves in this incredible legacy through interactions with members of the Discovery Expedition of St. Charles, Missouri and Picqua Shawnee Indians, historical characters, artist David H. Wright and through songs, music, demonstrations and hands-on exhibits. Teachers interested in attending events with their students on Monday, Nov. 13, should call the park visitor center at 248-2817, extension 1075. For more information contact Carol Borneman, (606) 248-2817, at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

November 16, 2006, Thursday
Lexington Toasts Captain Meriwether Lewis
Lexington History Museum, 215 W. Main St.
6:30pm; Free
Join The Filson Historical Society and Lexington History Museum for an evening of toasts and talk honoring Lewis and Clark's return to Kentucky in November 1806 and Lewis's passage through Lexington in January 1808 on his way west to take up his duties as governor of Upper Louisiana. A reception honoring the explorers, complete with toasts from the dinner given in Lewis's honor in January 1808 at Wilson's Inn opens the evening at 6:30. The program begins at 7:30 with Jim Holmberg speaking on Lewis and Clark's Kentucky legacy, followed by the dedication of a "Lewis and Clark in Kentucky" historical marker honoring the explorers' Lexington connection.
Call 859-254-0530 for more information or reservations.

December 6, 2006:
Danville, Kentucky.
The Danville Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Historical Marker will be dedicated on December 6 at 1pm at the Danville Arts Center. The marker will eventually be on permanent display at Constitution Park.

Grant application for 2006 Kentucky Homecoming Events

Lewis and Clark Bicentennial: National Signature Events

Listed below are the signature events held for the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial. Included are links for websites known to be still available.

January 14-18, 2003: Jefferson's West
Charlottesville, Virginia

June 14-17, 2006: Summer of Peace Among The Nimiipuu
Lewiston, Idaho

July 22-25, 2006: Clark on the Yellowstone
Billings, Montana

August 17-20, 2006: Reunion At The Home Of Sakakawea
New Town, North Dakota

September 20-24, 2006: Currents of Change
St. Louis, Missouri

View a list of previous Signature Events

Other Bicentennial Events:

June 1-4, 2006: “Finding Sacagawea: A National Symposium on an American Phenomenon”
Bismarck-Mandan, North Dakota

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