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Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

Calendar of Events

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Annual Meetings

The Annual Meeting will be held virtually once again. This one day event will be held on Sunday, September 12, time is still to be determined. We will have our Moulton Lecture with John Logan Allen, the business meeting, awards ceremony, and a cooking demonstration with Luann Waters. Although the meeting is not in person, we hope that you will still join us so that we can all laugh, learn, and talk together once again this year.

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Join or Donate

Your membership or donation supports the work we do and you also will receive a subscription to our prestigious journal, We Proceeded On.

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Land Acknowledgement

Over the past few years, LCTHF and our Chapters have taken some time during meetings to acknowledge the folks who lived on the land we are visiting. We have said our thanks to those that came before us, and appreciate their guidance and assistance when it comes to planning and preparing.

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We gratefully acknowledge Native Peoples who have lived on this land for millennia. Their dedication to the land and their communities runs deep within the hearts of those past, present and future. This dedication encourages the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation to continue developing, among diverse communities, an understanding of and appreciation for the commitment of Native Peoples to this nation and the significance of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

Learn more at Tribal Relations.

William P. Sherman Library and Archives

The Sherman Library includes more than 3,000 rare and modern books, pamphlets, journals and ephemera. The archive contains the papers of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, research materials gathered by scholars, and genealogical information on each of the Corps of Discovery members. View our online catalogs.


Grant Programs

We administer a variety of grant programs that help organizations promote or protect the Lewis and Clark trail.


Discover Lewis & Clark

Our educational website provides the most comprehensive Lewis and Clark information on the web!

Visit Discover Lewis & Clark

Lewis collects Camas specimens at Packer Meadows

We Proceeded Online!

We Proceeded On, is our quarterly journal. Its name derives from a phrase that appears repeatedly in the collective journals of the expedition. All issues one year or older are online along with with bonus content.

Proceed Online
Screenshot of Google Map showing the Lewis and Clark trail

Travel the Trail

Plan your next adventure along the historic Lewis and Clark trail. Our travel pages include an interactive map and sites compiled region.

Travel Pages

Explore the Ohio River

The Ohio River is now part of the National Historic Trail. This PDF brochure shows you the sites visited by Lewis and Clark on their journey between Pittsburgh and St. Louis in the fall of 1803.

Ohio Brochure (PDF)

White Cliffs Canoe Trip

Paddling and Glamping, 12 to 16 July 2021
Cost: $1,500 (members), $1,600 (nonmembers)
Meals, canoe and camping gear, historical interpretation included
Registration is full. To be added to the wait list, call 406-454-1234 or email

The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (LCTHF), Portage Route Chapter, and Montana River Outfitters proudly offers this trip through the White Cliffs along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail! Includes nightly tent set up and breakdown, cot with air mattress, and three delicious meals prepared for you while you and your friends, old and new, paddle, hike, explore, read the historic journals around a campfire, and enjoy pristine vistas as seen by Lewis and Clark. A Lewis and Clark Honor Guard member will also join us to provide interpretation of the expedition and various demonstrations.

The canoe trip is from Monday July 12 to Wednesday July 14. On Thursday July 15, we will spend a half day at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, and then travel to the First Peoples Buffalo Jump. On Friday July 16, we will meet Larry Epstein at the Two Medicine Fight Site for a narrated tour you won’t want to miss! Transportation for the canoe trip and the field trips is included.

Canoers paddle on blue waters below a white cliff Photo by Norman Anderson