Calling all Lewis and Clark explorers, history buffs, adventurers, and fun lovers to where it all began in 1803! The Foundation's 56th Annual Meeting in Charlottesville, VA, begins on Sunday, September 22, 2024, with registration and the LCTHF Board meeting. The official welcoming reception with hors d’oeuvres, music, and get-acquainted time is scheduled for that evening. September 23 starts with our exploration of the birthplace of William Clark and York in Caroline County, a visit to Kenmore, the Lewis family's ancestral home in Fredericksburg, and then a tour of Montpelier, home of James Madison. We will have a Southern BBQ before returning to the hotel.
After the general session meeting on September 24, we will visit Monticello, home of President Jefferson, and enjoy the Seventh Moulton Lecture before ending the day with a colonial dinner complete with spirits at the 1700s Michie Tavern. September 25 features a visit to the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center, the only Lewis and Clark center in the East, where we will explore Keck's statue of Lewis, Clark, and Sacagawea and participate in a scholarly discussion about York. We will then proceed on to Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall, York Place, the Lewis Family Graveyard, and other historic Lewis properties. Dinner will conclude the meeting with the results of the silent auction and an invitation to the LCTHF’s 2025 Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Mo.
We are also planning a post-meeting trip to visit Lewis and Clark sites along the way to the Cumberland Gap and back from September 26–28, 2024.
—by Malou Stark, The Orderly Report, September 2023
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