2010 Meetings and Events


Chapter Gatherings

Book Discussion Group

Sunday, January 10, 2010

2-4 PM

Kvenvolden Home

Palo Alto, California

Mary Ann Kvenvolden and Pat Hartinger will be hosting another book discussion group meeting at the Kvenvolden’s home in Palo Alto.  The discussion this time will be a follow up to their last meeting in September by reporting on CALCTHF member participation in the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation’s Annual Meeting held 3-7 October 2009 in Olive Branch, Mississippi, and Hohenwald, Tennessee.  The lectures, discussions and events focused around the life and final days of Meriwether Lewis. There were many special and memorable moments that occurred during the five days of the meeting.   Attendees will also view excerpts from a DVD film of the National Lewis Commemoration Ceremony held at Grinder’s Stand on October 7, 2009.

As space is limited, please RSVP by January 6, 2010 to Mary Ann Kvenvolden (650) 328-0414 or Pat Hartinger (408) 356-5363.

Spring Gathering

Saturday, 20 March 2010

1:00-4:30 PM

(doors open at 12:45 PM)

Morro Bay Natural History Museum Auditorium

Morro Bay State Park

(20 State Park Road, Morro Bay, California)


A Valuable and Neglected Original Document

After more than 200 years, previously unknown information about Lewis and Clark is still being discovered.  Just such a discovery involves a letter written by Meriwether Lewis to William Linnard in Philadelphia on June 6, 1803.  By all indications, this letter was heretofore unknown to most Lewis and Clark authors, scholars, aficionados, students and fans.  The contents of this letter serves to fill in several critical gaps and correct a few misconceptions regarding the preparation phase of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Expedition.  Through the letter we meet some interesting historical figures as well as gaining an understanding of where and when Lewis traveled by land and how he acquired, packed and shipped his supplies from Philadelphia and Harpers Ferry to Pittsburgh.

On March 20, 2010, CALCTHF Chapter member and Foundation Board member, Lorna Hainesworth will speak on the “Lewis to Linnard Letter” along with related documents using a PowerPoint presentation and live narrative.  Images of original documents are included in the presentation and attendees will receive a transcript of each letter included in Lorna's talk.


200th Anniversary Commemoration “Undaunted Courage ...

The Final Journey of Meriwether Lewis”

Video highlights of the only national memorial service ever held for Meriwether Lewis ... part of the recent bicentennial commemoration of his death, at the age of 35, along the Natchez Trace on October 11, 1809.

Free     Public Welcome     Free

(download a flyer containing the agenda and some nearby

Morro Bay Lodging by clicking here)

Meeting Location

Summer Gathering

42nd Annual Meeting of the LCTHF

On the Trail in Nez Perce Country

1-4 August 2010

Lewiston, Idaho

Fall Gathering

Life and Exploits of John Colter

Saturday, 20 November 2010

2:00-5:00 PM

(doors open at 1:45 PM)

Sonoma County Central Library

    211 E Street (corner of Third and E)

Santa Rosa, California

Keynote Speaker

Historian Barb Kubik

Barb is a past President of the Foundation.  She will be speaking about the life and exploits of John Colter, a colorful member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. 







Free     Public Welcome     Free

(click here for meeting flyer)

Selected Foundation Meetings and Events


Board of Directors Meetings

January 30, 2010

Denver, Colorado

October 15-16, 2010

Omaha, Nebraska

Regional Meetings

8-10 May 2010

Chicago, Illinois

Hosted by the Illini Chapter

  1. Private viewing of Joseph Whitehouse journal and other Lewis and Clark related materials at the Newberry Library

  2. Bus tour exploring the effects of the 1816 Treaty of St. Louis, signed by William Clark, on today’s Chicago landscape

To download more information click here

5-7 November 2010

Cumberland Gap National Park and

Pine Mountain State Resort Park, Kentucky

Hosted by the Ohio River Chapter

and several Eastern Chapters

To download more information click here

Annual Meeting

42nd Annual Meeting of the LCTHF

On the Trail in Nez Perce Country

1-4 August 2010

Lewiston, Idaho

To download more information click here

Deadline for Submitting

Foundation Award Nominations

1 May 2010


Obtain a copy of the Foundation’s Award Nomination Kit, a nomination form, and a sample cover letter for submitting your nomination package.  All may be downloaded by clicking on the following links.  The Nomination Kit contains a listing of the Foundation’s awards and their qualifying criteria and provides guidelines for preparing a nomination package.

    Descriptions of Awards and Their Qualifying Criteria

    Award Nomination Kit  (PDF format)


Sample Nomination Letter (Word format)

Award Nomination Form (PDF format)

Award Nomination Form (Word format)

Nomination packages must be postmarked

not later than 1 May 2010 to be considered

Lolo Motorway

Trail Stewardship

7-14 August 2010

Lolo Motorway Trail Work Party

Bitterroot Mountains

Clearwater National Forest, Idaho

For more information contact

Chuck Raddon at

lolotrail 2010@gmail.com

Other Community Activities


Morro Bay Natural History Museum

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