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Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

Charlottesville Annual Gathering

September 22–25, 2024
with optional Pre- and Post-Events

Jefferson's Greek Revival plantation mansion

Calling all Lewis and Clark explorers, history buffs, adventurers, and fun lovers to where it all began in 1803!

Go Charlottesville!

Corps of Discovery:
2024 Curriculum Guide

  • Take your students on a journey with the Corps of Discovery
  • Discover our new cross-curricular guide featuring 50+ enhanced activities for today's elementary, middle, and high school students
  • Ready-to-use curriculum

2024 Curriculum Guide

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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Discover More

The captains and Shannon ponder the view from Blackbird's Hill

Our Discover Lewis & Clark® website has over 2300 pages of all things Lewis and Clark. Take a deep dive at

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Photo Contest

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"A Multnomah Moment" by Rick Chromey, 2023 Photo Contest Winner, People on the Trail category

The 2023 winning photos are featured in our 2024 calendar—$20 each including shipping. Order here or call 406-454-1234.

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The 2024 Photo Contest is open until April 30: Rules Entry Form

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

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!

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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