The Lewis and Clark National Bicentennial Council is coordinating efforts to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Corps of Discovery's trek across the West. The official celebration is slated for the years 2003-2006.
If you are interested in supporting or assiting the Bicentennial Council contact them at the address listed in the REFERENCES section of this site. Contact your state's tourism office or governor's office to see how you can get involved at a state level. If you prefer to relax and learn instead of work, then check out many of the Lewis and Clark events across the country.
The theme of the 2003 Symposium will focus on the perspective of arts, culture, and language through the interaction of the two peoples. The three day symposium will feature:
Presentations by national and local historians, field trip and historical overviews along the trail, traditional and Native American view of arts, culture, and language; book signings by renowned and local authors
Featured Speaker: Gary E. Moulton is the 2003 keynote presenter, he is the Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and editor of the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Other speakers include James Holmberg, Kat Imhoff, and others.