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Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

Annual 5K Run

2023 Annual 5K Run logo

We encourage everyone to get outside during the spring and interact with the Trail and the natural world again after a long cold winter.

  • Mother's Day weekend, May 12–14
  • Virtual walk, run, bike, canoe, etc.
  • $20 registration includes sticker
  • $45 registration includes sticker and T-shirt (S&H included)
  • Take pictures along the way and submit them!
  • Social hour via Zoom, Sunday, 3–4pm Mountain

Registration

Photo Contest

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"View of the Ocian–O! the Joy" by Laura Labadie, 2022 Photo Contest Winner, Landscape category

The 2023 Photo Contest is open until April 30: Rules Entry Form

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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55th Annual Meeting, June 27–30, 2023, Missoula, Montana

White Cliffs Canoe Trip

paddlers drift down the blue Missouri

The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (LCTHF), the Portage Route Chapter, and Montana River Outfitters (MRO) are proud to offer a Missouri River Canoe Trip experience through the White Cliffs along the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail! Join us July 10 to 14, 2023, for a fun and historic camping trip! The cost is $1,500 for LCTHF members, and $1,600 for non-members (one-year membership included). This fee includes nightly tent set up and breakdowns, cot with air mattress, and three delicious meals prepared for you while you and friends, old and new, paddle, hike, explore, read the historic Journals around a campfire, and enjoy pristine vistas as seen by Lewis and Clark. You must be able to paddle a canoe to participate in this program. A $500 non-refundable deposit is due with RSVP by May 31, 2023, and the remaining amount is due June 15, 2023. Limited availability, call today to reserve your spot!

On Thursday, July 13, we will spend a half day at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, and then make a trip to the First Peoples Buffalo Jump. On Friday, July 14, we will meet Larry Epstein at the Two Medicine Fight Site (weather permitting) for a narrated tour you won’t want to miss! Lunch provided for both day trips.

For more information or to make your reservation, contact Georgia Kline at gkline@lewisandclark.org or call 406-454-1234. You will receive a tax-deductible donation receipt.

Calendar of Events

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.

Library

Grant Programs

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

Grants

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 bonus content.

Proceed Online

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.

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.

Tribal Relations

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)