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Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation

Virtual Events

Winter Storytelling at Travelers' Rest
Celebrate the Salish tradition of sharing stories during the long, dark winter.
Saturdays, 10:30 Mountain between 9 January and 6 March 2021.
Zoom schedule and registration

Five Months on the Missouri: Paddling a Dugout Canoe
Presenting Tom Elpel, his book and his video of his 5-month voyage down the Missouri River in a dugout canoe. Hosted by the Portage River Chapter. To receive the Zoom info, contact Lee Ebling.

Archived Virtual Events
Kansas City-River Bend: https://youtu.be/77VMAQyEJEk.

Fort Clatsop "In Their Footsteps" series (National Park Service): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHsGPHcWsSk&list=PL6S4362OePqAYOIoTuy8iITjBUx1ZJAMb
Canoers paddle on blue waters below a white cliff Photo by Norman Anderson

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
Reservations due 31 May 2021, 406-454-1234 or info@lewisandclark.org.

Back By Popular Demand! 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. A $500 non-refundable deposit is due with RSVP by May 31, 2021; the balance is due June 15, 2021. There will be limited availability so call today to reserve your spot! You will receive a tax-deductible donation receipt from the LCTHF for a portion of this trip.

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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Calendar of Events

Find a Lewis and Clark event near you. Non-members are welcome.

Calendar

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2021 Virtual 5k Run

What?
This is our first virtual 5K Walk/Run, bringing the fun of races and large group events right to your neighborhood! Get a group of your Lewis and Clark friends together and hit the trails, sidewalks, or tracks together.

A 5K is 3.1 miles, and you can complete that in any manner that you are most comfortable in. Rather walk than run? Go for it! Same for biking, kayaking, roller blading or any other outdoor activity. We want you to get outside, enjoy the outdoors for a short time, and share a little about the trail with those around you along the way.

During this event, we will also invite you to join us for morning Zoom stretches, afternoon programs, and a short thank you celebration at the end.

When?
Mother's Day Weekend May 7–9, 2021

Registration

$20/person registration fee

Registration gets you access to all Zoom programs hosted during the event, a runner's number/bib to decorate, and the chance to win a few prizes.

Fill out this quick registration page, then continue on to the payment page after.

REGISTER

Donate

Don't want to join in on the festivities, but still want to make a donation? No problem, just click the donate button to the right, and thank you for your support.

DONATE

Two people photograph the Missouri River Photo by Kris Townsend

Photo Contest

Rules and entry forms coming 5 January.
Open to non-professional photographers only. The categories for the contest are: Landscapes; People on the Trail; Historic Lewis and Clark Sites; Public Lewis and Clark Art; and Flora and Fauna. Winners will be announced in June 2021.

Rules and Consent Form     Entry Form

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 with bonus content.

Proceed Online
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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)