Oregon now has its own official state chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation. The founding meeting was held on September 19, 1998 at Fort Clatsop National Memorial. The chapter now boasts over 200 members from throughout Oregon, Washington and other locations as well.
The chapter's mission is to encourage, support and undertake, either individually or jointly with others, projects that stimulate and advance public knowledge and awareness of the historic, social and cultural significance of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The scope of chapter activities to achieve these goals are broad and diverse including the promotion of membership, the preservation of Expedition related sites and educational projects, programs and field trips that enhance the enjoyment and understanding of the Lewis and Clark story.
Click here to review the Chapter's bylaws.
General inquiries can be made to:
President, Oregon Chapter LCTHF
1190 NE Birchaire Lane
Hillsboro, OR 97124-2635
Voice: (503) 640-9493
Click here for information on joining the Oregon State Chapter.
Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc.
1190 NE Birchaire Lane
Hillsboro, OR 97124
November 5, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (201 words)
Contact: Jay Rasmussen (503) 640-9493
Clark's Mountain to honor famed explorer
The Oregon Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation announced today the successful completion of their quest to honor explorer William Clark by having the peak of Tillamook Head named as "Clark's Mountain." Chapter secretary Glen Kirkpatrick received a letter confirming the official acceptance of this proposal from Mr. Roger L. Payne, Executive Secretary of the U.S. Board of Geographic Names.
The peak of Tillamook Head rises over 1250 feet above sea level and is a very prominent geographic feature of the northern Oregon Coast. William Clark described Tillamook Head on November 18, 1805 as he and Meriwether Lewis looked south across the mouth of the Columbia River from Cape Disappointment. On January 10, 1806 shortly after Clark's return from a trip over the mountain in search of a beached whale, Captain Lewis took the liberty of naming the mountain after his esteemed colleague as "Clark's Mountain and Point of View."
The Oregon Chapter is a non-profit group that works to advance public awareness of the historic, social and cultural significance of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It is one of 38 chapters of the national Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Planned Meetings and Events
|Saturday, December 14, 2002||
Third Annual Fort Clatsop Christmas Party
Join us on Saturday, December 14, 2002 for food, fun and festivities at the third annual Fort Clatsop Christmas party!
Checks should be made payable to OR LCTHF. Please send reservations and checks to:
|Saturday, January 11, 2003||
SACAGAWEA: A YOUNG WOMAN ON THE EDGE OF HISTORY
Join the Oregon Chapter for the world premiere of a new play carefully researched with Native Americans and Lewis and Clark experts alike. Actors include Chenoa Egawa, a Native American, playing Sacagawea. The play features music composed by Marv Ross and performed live by The Trail Band. Here is the extraordinary story of Sacagawea and her journey to the Pacific Northwest with the Lewis & Clark expedition. Thousands of school children typically attend Oregon Children's Theatre productions during school days in the two weeks following the opening performance. Two other family performances are scheduled January 12 and January 19, but our prices for the Saturday, January 11, 2003 matinee are based on a group discount and we must have at least 50 reservations to receive a $3 discount per ticket. Ticket prices are $12 (normally $15) for children and seniors (children: age 12 or younger, seniors: age 62 and older) and $16 (normally $19) for all others and are for center seating (not sides or balcony). Reservations are required !!! (see info below).
Checks should be made payable to OR LCTHF. Please send reservations and checks to:
|August 10 - 13, 2003||
Philadelphia, 2003 : The Quest for Knowledge
35th Annual Foundation Meeting
36th Annual Foundation Meeting
37th Annual Foundation Meeting
Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
38th Annual Foundation Meeting
St. Charles, MO
39th Annual Foundation Meeting
Other Events of Interest
Trade, Recreation, Agriculture Center (TRAC), Pasco, WA
The 2003 Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies Annual Show and Meeting will feature over 200 gem, mineral, fossil, and jewelry displays. A large number of the displays will feature the rocks and minerals that Lewis and Clark would have potentially seen along their journey. Guest speakers, over 30 dealers of rocks, minerals, fossils, and other materials related to the lapidary hobby and field trips will also be included.
For further information contact:
Requests / Helping Hand
|New member Jeff Davis is compiling a list of GPS coordinates of L&C campsites in the lower Columbia area. He is interested in communicating with anybody that has also tried to locate L&C campsites along the Columbia and Oregon coast. Contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
- Vol. 4, No. 3 (November, 2002) [PDF]
- Vol. 4, No. 2 (June, 2002) [PDF]
- Vol. 4, No. 1 (February, 2002) [PDF]
- Vol. 3, No. 3 (November, 2001) [PDF]
- Vol. 3, No. 3 (September, 2001) [HTML]
- Vol. 3, No. 2 (June, 2001) [HTML]
- Vol. 3, No. 1 (January, 2001) [HTML]
- Vol. 2, No. 4 (September, 2000) [HTML]
- Vol. 2, No. 3 (June, 2000) [HTML]
- Vol. 2, No. 2 (March, 2000) [HTML]
- Vol. 2, No. 1 (January, 2000) [HTML]
- Vol. 1, No. 4 (September, 1999) [HTML]
- Vol. 1, No. 3 (June, 1999) [HTML]
- Vol. 1, No. 2 (March, 1999) [HTML]
- Vol. 1, No. 1 (December, 1998) [HTML]
Meeting and Event Reports
- August 24, 2002, Board Meeting Minutes
- December 1, 2001, Board Meeting Minutes
- October 13, 2001, Fall Council Meeting, Irrigon, OR
- May 19, 2001, Joint Washington, Idaho & Oregon Chapter Meeting, Kennewick, WA
- April 21, 2001, Artist's Forum, Beaverton, OR
- March 17, 2001, Winter Council Meeting, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
- January 13, 2001, Board Meeting Minutes
- December 16, 2000, Chapter Christmas Party, Fort Clatsop, OR
- October 15, 2000, Fall Council Meeting, St. Paul & Champoeg, OR
- January 15, 2000, Winter Council Meeting, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
- September 18, 1999, Fall Council Meeting, Bonneville Lock and Dam
- August 1-4, 1999, 31st Annual Meeting, Bismarck, ND
- July 17, 1999, Oregon, Washington, Idaho Chapter Tripartite Meeting, Skamania, WA
- June 12, 1999, Field Trip to Clark's Point of View, OR
- April 25, 1999, Joint Meeting with Washington Chapter, Longview, WA
- January 23, 1999, Winter Council Meeting, Salem, OR
- January 10, 1999, Benton County Museum, Philomath, OR (Mid-Valley Group)
- September 19, 1998, Fort Clatsop National Monument, OR
The current officers are:
Office Name Location President Jay Rasmussen Hillsboro Vice President Michael Carrick Turner Secretary Glen Kirkpatrick Portland Treasurer Richard Hohnbaum Keizer
Board of Directors
The current directors are:
Name Location Term Doug Erickson Portland 2000-2002 Larry McClure Tualatin 2000-2002 Roger Wendlick Portland 2001-2003 Anita Walker Canby 2001-2003 Mike Perry The Dalles 2002-2004 Don Eppenbach Irrigon 2002-2004
Ex Officio Name Title Location Keith Hay Immediate Past President Newberg Don Striker Superintendent, Fort Clatsop National Memorial Astoria
- Projects Committee:Doug Erickson
- Membership Committee:not filled
- Program Committee:Jay Rasmussen
- Finance Committee:not filled
- Legal Counsel: Paul Nolte
Previous Officers and Directors.
- Private Lands Inventory: not filledGoal: To produce a comprehensive inventory of the private lands along the Lewis and Clark Trail in Oregon. This includes identifying and interviewing landowners to make them aware of the upcoming bicentennial commemoration and to note their views. This information will be provided to the National Foundation to complete their end-to-end inventory of the entire Lewis and Clark Trail. They are especially interested in campsite areas and sensitive and concerned landowners. Much of the footwork for this inventory has already been completed as a result of other chapter projects, but identifying and contact landowners and compiling the information into the format desired by the National Foundation is what remains. If you are interested in helping out with this task, please contact Jay Rasmussen.
- Guidebook Project: Molly Coyle SmithGoal: To develop a comprehensive listing (from Eastern Oregon to the coast) of all the principal Lewis and Clark related sites and an in-depth interpretive narrative for each. Appropriate entries should be extracted from the journals. Accurate site locations to be made on the latest state highway map. When completed, this document will be used to prepare a tri-state (ID, OR , WA) tourist brochure for the Pacific Northwest and for the development of a chapter web site.
- Chapter Web Site Project: Jay RasmussenGoal: To produce a comprehensive web site with maps and interpretive information developed for the Guidebook Project. The web site could be continuously refined from public input and provide travelers an invaluable source of updated information at no cost.
- Oregon Lewis & Clark Lecture Series Project: Michael Carrick & Dr. Albert FurtwanglerGoal: To arrange a series of three (or more) lectures between now and 2003, involving distinguished Oregon Lewis and Clark scholars (including, if possible, Native Americans) addressing different regional perspectives on the national and international significance of the Expedition as it relates to the Pacific Northwest and the lessons learned and meaning for Americans in the 21st Century. The lectures would be scholarly, without being too academic, and all audience questions and answers would be recorded and become part of the lecture series. These lectures, together with a similar series by the Washington and Idaho Chapters will be combined into a small (150-200 page) document that would be of general interest and readability. The bicentennial book would be published and distributed by a regional publisher such as the Oregon Historical Society.
- Jean- Baptiste Charbonneau Gravesite Restoration Project: Roger WendlickGoal: To prepare a landscape design plan for the restoration end enhancement of the gravesite area, including suggestions for a wayside rest area, toilet and interpretive signage on nearby Oregon State Highway 95. To assist in the future construction and refurbishing program for the site and seek transfer to, or permanent maintenance by, a public agency.
- Clark's Ascent of the Willamette Project: Charles SawhillGoal: To research and clarify the extent of William Clark's exploratory excursion up the Willamette River and to catalog the plaques, statues and other interpretive measures that commemorate this event. This effort might include an attempt to determine the location of his camp site and how the mouth of the Willamette has changed over the years. Also, find and catalog all the Lewis & Clark plaques, statues, locations (OHS, 1904 World's Fair site, Governor Hotel, Washington Park, Lewis & Clark College, etc.) in the greater Portland area.
- Lewis and Clark Educational Programs: Larry McClure & Dick HohnbaumGoal: To find the ways and means to assist and encourage local schools, libraries and other institutions in educational pursuits and curricula related to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.