2009 Meetings and Events


Chapter Gatherings

Spring Gathering

17-19 April 2009

Scottsdale, Arizona

Gila Bend, Arizona

Our 2009 spring gathering will be combined with the Foundation’s Spring Regional in Scottsdale, AZ, hosted by the Grand Canyon Chapter.  We will again focus on Jean Baptiste and his participation in the march of the Mormon Battalion, but this time the focus will be on the Arizona portion of their historic journey.  Details are provided below.

Summer Gathering

To be determined

Fall Gathering

October 2009

Memphis, Tennessee

(in conjunction with the

41st LCTHF annual meeting) (see below)

Selected Foundation Meetings and Events


Board of Directors Meetings

24 January 2009

Olive Branch, Mississippi

Regional Meetings

Southwest Regional

Hosted by the

Grand Canyon Chapter

17-19 April 2009

Scottsdale, Arizona

Gila Bend, Arizona

The Grand Canyon Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation will host a Regional Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona on April 17 (Friday), 18 (Saturday), and 19 (Sunday).

Events begin Friday evening at 5 PM with a reception at the Noriega Livery Stable and Carriage Museum.  Saturday's meeting will be at the Civic Center Library Auditorium and begin at 10 AM.  Excellent speakers will:

  1. Bulletgive us insights into the armaments, tools, and accoutrements used by the Corps of Discovery

  2. Bulletdescribe what the Expedition lived on, what they ate and how they prepared it

  3. Bulletportray Pomp's 1846-47 participation in the longest recorded march in military history

On Sunday a field trip is planned to the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site where a new LCTHF funded plaque will be dedicated to honor Jean Baptiste Charbonneau's role in guiding the Mormon Battalion from Santa Fe to San Diego.  This historical site also commemorates the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, the Mormon Battalion Historic Trail, and the Butterfield Overland Mail route.  Carpool arrangements from Scottsdale will be made on Saturday.

The Library meeting site is set amid the lush lawns and sparkling fountains of Civic Center Mall and adjacent to "Old Town." Surrounded by 21 hotels and over 75 restaurants, this area offers some of the finest galleries, special retail, cultural attractions and dining in the Southwest. And, the Scottsdale Trolley provides free transportation throughout downtown areas.

To obtain more information, or to register, please contact Brooke Myers at Icazregister@yahoo.com or Jeanne Myers at (480) 471-8290 not later than March 31, 2009.  Scottsdale and Valley of the Sun information packets will be mailed to all interested parties upon request.

An event flyer and registration form, as well as a map of the Mormon Battalion’s route and directions to the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site near Gila Bend, may be downloaded by clicking here

Although there is no “official” hotel for this event, there are many nearby.  Your options can be explored by visiting the downtown Scottsdale website (click here) or by downloading a list of local hotels by clicking here.

As the chapter needs to know how many people plan to attend, please register not later than March 31, 2009.

Registration via email:  Brooke Myers at


For more information contact:

Jeanne Myers

Phone:  (480) 471-8290

Email:  jenicely@cox.net

(to download an event flyer, a registration form, area maps,

and lodging info click here)

Downtown Scottsdale Website:


Painted Rocks Petroglyph Site

Access Map

Gila Bend, Arizona

Deadline for Submitting

Foundation Award Nominations

1 May 2009

Award Nomination Kit (PDF Format)

(contains nomination guidelines)

Sample Nomination Letter (MS Word Format)

Award Nomination Form (PDF Format)

Award Nomination Form (MS Word Format)

Partnership for the

National Trails System

12th Annual Conference

12-15 July

Missoula, Montana

Lolo Motorway

Trail Stewardship

4-6 August

Lolo Motorway Trail Monitoring Project

Bitterroot Mountains

Clearwater National Forest, Idaho

2-8 August

Lolo Motorway Trail Work Project

(clearing brush, interpretative sign maintenance,

local history discussions and sightseeing)

Bitterroot Mountains

Clearwater National Forest, Idaho

For more information contact Chuck Raddon

(Idaho Chapter President) at (208) 476-3123 or via email at IdahoClarkie@gmail.com)

(download more information by clicking here)

The Further Travels of

Prince Maximilian and

Karl Bodmer Symposium

Art and Language and

the exploration of the American West

Presented by the

Dakota Institute of the

Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation

Radisson Hotel

Bismarck, North Dakota

April 23-26, 2009

Presenters include John Logan Allen, Ron Tyler, David Wishart, Marsha Galligher and many more.  A field trip will be offered on Sunday which includes a visit to Fort Union, the Yellowstone-Missouri confluence and New Town.

Schedule of Events

Thursday Evening

Registration and wine reception.  The speaker for the evening will be John Logan Allen presenting, "At the Edge of the Unknown World: Maximilian and Bodmer in Western Montana"


A full day of speakers and panels.  Includes continental breakfast and lunch. Speakers include Clay Jenkinson, David Wishart, Jim Hanson, Sara Trechtor and more.


A full day of speakers and panels. Includes continental breakfast and lunch. Speakers include Ron Tyler, Joni Kinsey, Ray Wood, Bob Lindholm and more!

Buses in the afternoon will go to the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn to view the new Travels of Prince Maximilian exhibit featuring items on loan from the Linden Museum and from the estate of Prince Maximilian in Germany.  Also on display, all 81 of Karl Bodmer's aquatints.

Saturday Evening Banquet (Ticketed Event)

Dinner with Marsha Gallagher speaking on the "World of Karl Bodmer." Marsha has been working on the current English publication of Maximilian’s journals.

Sunday (Ticketed Event)

Field Trip to Fort Union, the confluence, and New Town (8:00 am to 10:00 pm).


Midwest Regional

White Catfish Camp

Hosted by the

Mouth of the Platte Chapter

24-26 July 2009

Council Bluffs, Iowa

This 3-day regional meeting will be held in conjunction with the "White Catfish Camp" event. Friday evening reception, Saturday all day presentations & demonstrations & dinner, Sunday optional tour.  For more details contact Bob Pawloski at 402.554.3679 or send an email to mouthoftheplatte@cox.net.

Midwest Regional

Lewis and Clark in South Dakota (Spring 1806)

Hosted by the

Prairie Chapter

14-16 August 2009

Pierre, South Dakota

This 3-day regional meeting consists of a Friday evening reception, Saturday all day presentations & demonstrations & dinner, and an optional tour on Sunday.  For more details contact Bill Stevens  at (605) 224-0223 or send an email to svsvideo@pie.midco.net.

41st Annual Meeting



3-7 October 2009

Memphis and Hohenwald, Tennessee

Olive Branch and Tupelo, Mississippi

(as of 2/12/09)

The 2009 Annual Meeting will be a commemoration of the life of Meriwether Lewis and the unbreakable bond between Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.  The Meriwether Lewis Chapter is hosting the 2009 Annual Meeting and welcomes you to Lewis County, Tennessee. 

You will be taken on an in-depth look at the Jefferson and Captains’ connection with the “Old Southwest”, as well as the mystery surrounding the death of Governor Lewis.  Learn of the mysteries of “The Devil’s Backbone” and The Natchez Trace.  

Our meeting begins in Memphis aboard the Memphis Queen Riverboat to meet Governor Lewis as he descends the Mississippi River.  Then, with your family, enjoy welcoming Governor Lewis at the site of Fort Pickering and later with a period dance at the beautiful Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center located on the Chickasaw Trail in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

Leave your vehicle in Memphis, if you wish, as we relocate to Tupelo, Mississippi, via bus, and travel the route of Governor Lewis to the Natchez Trace.  Stand in his footprints on the “Old Trace” on the exact day he left the Chickasaw Agency.   Enjoy lectures throughout by nationally renowned speakers and singing around the evening campfires with Pierre Cruzatte.  Finally, travel the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway to Grinder’s Stand and experience Meriwether Lewis’ last days and moments with re-enactors, military color guard, and Lewis family members.    Be assured that all participants will be returned to Memphis for vehicles or flights.

Registration cost per person is $350/member or $400/non-member.  Registration covers meals, transportation, presentations & demonstrations during the Annual Meeting.

All events take place at the Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center except where otherwise noted.  For more information about the conference center see www.wwconferencecenter.com or phone (662) 895-2941.

Other Lewis & Clark

Community Activities

Lewis & Clark Revisited:

“A Trail in Modern Day”

February 12 – March 28, 2009

Thurs-Sun:  12:00-4:00 PM

The Museum of History and Art
225 South Euclid Avenue

Ontario, California

Ryan Dam and Falls, Great Falls, Montana

(Photo by Greg MacGregor)

Explore anew the historic expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark through the contemporary lens of photographer Greg MacGregor.  MacGregor’s 60 black and white images of the route as it now exists reflect the impact of 200 years of human habitation, presented in context with Lewis and Clark journal excerpts, maps, and MacGregor's own commentary on the changes he found.

The “Lewis and Clark Revisited: A Trail in Modern Day” exhibition was organized by Greg MacGregor and the California Exhibition Resources Alliance (CERA).  CERA is a network of professionally operated museums and cultural organizations that collaborate to create and tour smaller, affordable, high quality exhibitions that enhance civic engagement and human understanding.  CERA is supported by generous grants from The James Irvine Foundation and The William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

Location of the Museum of History and Art

(to visit the museum’s website click here)

(to download a list of MacGregor’s photos in the exhibit click here)


Pre and post Convention Trips planned

Optional Tours

(see the Foundation’s website, www.lewisandclark.org, for the latest information)


Optional Pre-Tour, October 4

(approximately $110 per person)

Sunday, October 4 (7:00 am to 3:00 pm)

Memphis Queen III Riverboat voyage to meet Governor Meriwether Lewis

Reenactment & Welcoming Ceremony (with lunch): Gov. Lewis’s entry into Fort Pickering


Visited by William Clark – 1798

Optional Post-Tour, October 8 - 10

(approximately $600 - $650 per person)

Thursday, October 8

Lunch at the Mississippi Craft Center, Ridgeland, Mississippi

Refresh at Rocky Springs & Grindstone Ford on Bayou Pierre, c. 1797

Walk on the Old Sunken Natchez Trace

Check in: The Country Inn Suites

Dinner, Bowie’s Tavern

Orientation, The Moore-Seip House on Ellicott Hill, c. 1798, Mr. Don Estes

Friday, October 9

Tour of the Natchez City Cemetery – Mr. Don Estes, Director

Reception & Tour – Rosalie, c. 1820 & The Site of Ft. Rosalie, c. 1716

Lunch – Kings Tavern, c. 1794

Tour Longwood, c. 1860

Driving Tour of Natchez, Mr. Don Estes, guide

Tour of Natchez under the Hill, c. 1776

Dinner – The Magnolia Grill, Natchez under the Hill

PRESENTATION: Lewis & Clark, 1797- 99, Old Man River, Ellicott Hill

Saturday, October 10

(Saturday Option #1)

Buses depart for Memphis

Tour of National Civil War Battlefield, Vicksburg, MS


(Saturday Option #2)

Bus departs for New Orleans, (Visited by William Clark, 1798)

Check in at The LaMothe House

Bus tour of the Cemeteries, Garden District, Hurricane Katrina Sites and the Cathedrals

Lunch at Brennan’s in the French Quarter

Walking tour of the French Quarter with stop at Café Du Monde

Dinner at Arnauds in the French Quarter

Bourbon Street


in the MAY ISSUE of WPO

(click here to download a preliminary detailed agenda

including plans for the optional pre and post meeting tours)

Additional details will also be provided in The Orderly Report and on the Foundation’s website (www.lewisandclark.org) when available.  You may also contact the Foundation at (888) 701-3434.  Online registration can be performed on the Foundation’s website beginning in May 2009.  Click here if you wish to do so. 

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