2011 Meetings and Events


Chapter Gatherings

Book Discussion Group

Sunday, February 6, 2011, 2-4 PM

At the home of

Keith and Mary Ann Kvenvolden

2433 Emerson Street

Palo Alto, CA 94301

Sunday, June 2. 2011, 2-4 PM

At the home of

Virginia Hammerness

1765 Hicks Ave

San Jose, California

Spring Gathering

Saturday, 16 April 2011

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM


4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, California



Our Spring 2011 Chapter gathering will consist of a private tour of the Autry Museum of Western Heritage led by CALCTHF member Maralee Grantham who is also a docent at the Autry.  A special exhibit,  The Art of Native American Basketry:  A Living Tradition, is included.


Schedule of Events

          10:00    Autry opens

10:00-10:15    Pay admission and gather for the tour near the admissions desk

10:15-11:30    Private Tour led by Maralee Grantham

  11:30-1:00    Lunch (Autry Cafeteria) (no host)

    1:00-3:00    Behind the scenes info, social, free time to explore on your own

    3:00-5:00    Movie “La Perla” (1947) (Wells Fargo Theater)

            5:00     Adjourn

    5:30-7:30     No host dinner at a local restaurant


Senior Admission to the Autry:  $5.00 (includes the movie)

Dress Code‎:  You don't need boots, but the Autry likes em

(click here to download a flyer)

Summer Gathering

Omaha, Nebraska/Sioux City, Iowa

(in conjunction with the

43nd LCTHF annual meeting)

Fall Gathering

Museum of American Heritage (MOAH)

351 Homer Avenue

Palo Alto, California

Sunday, October16, 2011

1:00-3:00 PM

(doors open 12:30 PM)

Please Note

There is no parking available on the museum property.  However, on-street parking is available on Homer (a one-way street).

To download flyer click here.


MOAH's Director, Gwenyth Claughton, will give a presentation based on her experiences working with members of the Blackfoot Confederacy and their efforts to preserve traditional Blackfoot Indian Culture.

Prior to coming to MOAH, Gwenyth worked at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Canada.  She was part of a team that formed a unique collaboration between the Blackfoot Indian community and Glenbow to create a new permanent exhibit for the Blackfoot story.  This tribe is known as Blackfeet in northern Montana and, as many of you know, one of the more memorable episodes of the Lewis & Clark Expedition was Meriwether Lewis’ encounter with the Blackfeet.

A brief business meeting and refreshments will follow the program.  You may take a tour of the museum, on your own, before or after our gathering.  The museum is an historic home and will be open until 4 PM.  The current exhibit is “Victorian America:  Invention and Technology".

Selected Foundation Meetings and Events


Board of Directors Meetings

January 29, 2011

Denver, Colorado

April 6-7, 2011

New Orleans, Louisiana

Regional Meetings


Annual Meeting

43rd Annual Meeting of the LCTHF

31 July - 3 August 2011

Omaha, Nebraska

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Optional Pre-Meeting Trip Opportunities

28-29 July (Thursday/Friday)

TOUR “A”: Omaha/Council Bluffs

30 July (Saturday)

TOUR “B”: Nebraska City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

Main Meeting

Sunday, 31 July

Afternoon at Joslyn Museum and Witherspoon Hall

  1. Dr. Clay Jenkinson: In the Footsteps of Lewis & Clark:  Prince Maximilian and Karl Bodmer

  2. Tour of Joslyn galleries and book signing

  3. Opening reception at Embassy Suites

Monday, 1 August

  1. Foundation Business Meeting

  2. Awards Luncheon

  3. Afternoon presentations:

  4. Stephenie Ambrose-Tubbs: Miscreants in Lewis & Clark History

  5. Kira Gale: When Council Bluffs was on the Upper Missouri

  6. Neal Ratzlaff: Observing Nature with the Corps of Discovery

  7. Dinner Keynote Address: Tim Cowman: Missouri River Corridor Before and After Lewis & Clark

Tuesday, 2 August

Bus Tour to Sioux City and Onawa, Iowa

  1. Re-enactment of Sgt. Floyd burial

  2. Box lunch at Chris Larson Park

  3. Tour Sgt. Floyd River Museum and Welcome Center and Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center

  4. Daniel Slosberg interprets Pierre Cruzatte with John Mangan and the Omaha Nation School Band

  5. Lewis & Clark State Park and keelboat display

  6. Dinner on your own

Wednesday, 3 August

Bus Tour to Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

  1. Jan Donelson, Bud Clark and Otoe-Missouria delegation re-enact the “First Council”

  2. Morning Presentations:

  3. Jeff Barnes: Forts of Omaha and Council Bluffs

  4. Mike Berger: Lewis & Clark Psychology: Moses Reed

  5. Tour of Fort Atkinson and lunch

  6. National Parks Building: performance by Camp Pomp attendees: “First Encounters”

  7. Western Historic Trails Center: Darrel Draper as George Drouillard: hunter, interpreter and sign talker

  8. Closing Banquet Keynote Address by Dr. James Ronda: First First Encounters, Second Looks

  9. Invitation to 44th Annual Meeting in Clarksville, Indiana

Optional Post-Meeting Trip Opportunities

4, 5 & 6 August  (Thursday, Friday & Saturday)

TOUR “C”: Northern Tour

To obtain more information, including an application form, click here.

Deadline for Submitting

Foundation Award Nominations

1 May 2011


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.

    Award Categories and Qualifying Criteria.pdf

    Award Nomination Kit  (PDF Format)


Sample Nomination Letter (Word Format)

Award Nomination Form (PDF Format)

Award Nomination Form (WORD Formart)

Nomination packages must be postmarked

not later than 1 May 2011 to be considered

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