and Clark Community Meeting A
Kentucky Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission recently hosted
its fifth community meeting at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky
History in Frankfort.
Representatives from over twenty organizations and communities
across the commonwealth attended the event, which focused on the
2006 homecoming of the Corps of Discovery. Meeting attendees
included: Cumberland Gap
Park, Historic Locust
Grove, The Filson Historical Society, Liberty Hall Historic
Home, Canoe Kentucky, the Lexington
History Museum, Salato Wildlife
the Kentucky Historical Society, the Kentucky Department of
Parks, and many others. The commission’s new web site, www.
lewisandclarkinkentucky.org, was also featured at the
meeting along with the community grant program, which funds
Lewis and Clark programming through 2006. The event concluded
with site and community representatives describing a multitude
of exciting programs being planned for 2006.
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phone at (502) 564-5135 ext. 4478.
of the American Quilter’s Society Unveils Lewis and Clark
Museum of the American Quilter’s Society in Paducah
has a new outdoor art display celebrating the Lewis and Clark
Expedition titled, On The Trail of Discovery. Created by
sculptor, George Lundeen, the display features five statues
depicting Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Seaman, and a Native
American man and child designed to represent all Native
Americans who aided the Corps of Discovery. The statues were
donated by Bill and Meredith Schroeder, founders of the museum.
These statues provide exciting outdoor art for downtown
Paducah and will be a lasting
tribute to Kentucky’s
Lewis and Clark legacy.
Museum of the American Quilter’s Society will also feature an
exhibit on Lewis and Clark quilts from August 12 to
November 15, 2006. More information about the Museum of the
American Quilter’s Society can be found at www.quiltmuseu
Years Ago on the Lewis and Clark Expedition . .
“A fair Cold morning . . . at 12
oClock Capt Lewis and party Came up from the Skillutes Village
with 9 horses packed and one which bratten who was yet too weak
to walk, rode, and Soon after the two Small Canoes also loaded
with the residue of the baggage which Could not be taken on
William Clark, April 21, 1806
just these few lines, William Clark mentioned many of the
important events occurring on the expedition in April 1806.
Being able to describe the weather as “fair” was a welcomed
improvement from the almost constant rain the Corps had endured
during their winter at Fort Clatsop on
the Pacific coast. As the explorers traveled up the Columbia,
they encountered many native peoples with whom relations were
sometimes strained. They also began a transition back to horses
which would again become their mode of transportation until they
were over the Bitterroots and back to the Missouri
River system. Of great concern was the
health of Kentucky
recruit William Bratton. An unidentified back problem rendered
Bratton an invalid. The party feared for their comrade’s
recovery and even life.
us on the web at www.
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.