Series of Events
The Kentucky Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission is
gearing up for the 2006 Homecoming Series of Events. In November of
next year, Kentucky will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the
return of the Corps of Discovery from their journey to the west.
Both Lewis and Clark traveled directly through the heart of the
commonwealth on their way to Washington, D.C., to report to
President Thomas Jefferson.
This was a remarkable journey through Kentucky in a number of
ways. First, the Lewis and Clark Expedition had essentially been
given up for dead. Whether they had succumbed to Indians, the
elements, or wild animals was a subject of much speculation in
early-nineteenth-century America. When the expedition finally
arrived in St. Louis, the entire nation rejoiced in its return.
Indeed, when Lewis and Clark proceeded towards the nation’s capital,
traveling through the commonwealth, they came home to a hero’s
welcome. Imagine the marvelous stories that Kentuckian William Clark
reported to his kinsmen and fellow Kentuckians about the arduous
adventure he experienced!
The Kentucky Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission encourages
individuals and communities across the commonwealth to participate
in the Homecoming Series of Events. The commission has made grant
money available to support programming for this and other Lewis and
Clark related projects. Educational programming, speaking events,
archaeological digs, and exhibits are just a few of the wonderful
programs that can occur. Don’t be left out of the fun! Plan
something for your area.
A map of the Kentucky Homecoming Trail is currently available by
contacting Warren Greer at Warren.Greer@ky.gov, and it will be
included in subsequent newsletters and the web site. A link to the
grant is provided in this newsletter. If you have any questions,
please e-mail Warren Greer or call by phone at (502) 564-5135 x
See you on the trail!
here for the 2005-2006 Lewis and Clark Grant (Adobe PDF - 263