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  General Information  

Officially formed November 22, 1997, the Washington State Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation now boasts 129 members. The Washington State Chapter exists as a non-profit organization in the State of Washington to stimulate public interest in matters relating to the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803-1806. The Chapter is affiliated with the National Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Inc. and their activities are intended to complement and supplement those of the National Foundation. The Chapter will seek out and identify Lewis and Clark Expedition related sites and monitor the condition of interpretive facilities in its geographic area. The Chapter will assist the National Foundation in monitoring the condition of other interpretive facilities along the trail.

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  Contact Information  

For information on joining the Washington State Chapter, please contact:
Robert Heacock
Membership Chairman, WA LCTHF
Other inquiries can be made to the Washington State Chapter LCTHF.


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  Planned Meetings and Events  

Upcoming Washington State Chapter LCTHF Meetings
Saturday, December 14, 2002 Third Annual Fort Clatsop Christmas Party

Join the Oregon Chapter on Saturday, December 14, 2002 for food, fun and festivities at the third annual Fort Clatsop Christmas party!

Proposed Agenda for Saturday, December 14, 2002
2:00 PM Come early if you want to spend more time touring the fort and its wonderful Visitor's Center. At 2:00 pm in the Netul Room we will welcome, and receive a welcome from, the new superintendent of Fort Clatsop National Memorial, Mr. Chip Jenkins. The Oregon Chapter will hold a short business meeting for its members (see further information below) and then provide an update on the chapter. We will also hear updates from any attending representatives of other chapters. Betsy Johnson, president of LCBO will talk about the state bicentennial plan, and representatives of tribal and local organizations such as LCBA and the Pacific County Historical Society may also make presentations. Historian and author Rex Ziak may also make a short presentation.
5:00 PM Join us in the upstairs meeting room of the Astoria Red Lion for a social hour featuring a no-host bar, hors d'oeuvres and samplings of local and native foods. A map and driving instructions from Fort Clatsop to the Red Lion are provided below.
6:00 PM A catered dinner featuring London Broil, choice of potato (baked, baby red, garlic mashed), or rice or sun-dried tomato Orzo pasta, tossed green salad, rolls and butter, desert and coffee and tea will be served. The cost is $19.00 per person and includes the gratuity. Reservations are required - see information below.

Reservation Information
Checks should be made payable to OR LCTHF. Please send reservations and checks to:
Dick Hohnbaum
Treasurer, Oregon Chapter LCTHF
6916 Wheatland Lane N.
Keizer, OR 97303

(503) 390-2886
[email protected]

Note: Reservation confirmations will be sent by mail.

The Astoria Red Lion is holding a block of rooms at a reduced rate for attendees. If you wish to make overnight accommodations, please directly contact the Red Lion Inn in Astoria at 503-325-7373 and mention the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.

Area Map:
Astoria Area Map (Mapquest)

Driving instructions from Fort Clatsop to the Astoria Red Lion:
From the Visitor Center, drive back out to the entrance and turn right (NE) onto Fort Clatsop Road. Drive to Business 101 and turn left (W). Stay on Business 101 until you reach Hwy. 101 and then turn right (NE) towards Astoria. Drive across Young's Bay Bridge. After crossing the bridge, get in the left lane. Turn left (N) at the 3rd light, onto Basin Street - note: Kentucky Fried Chicken is on this corner. Drive 1 block towards the Columbia River and then turn left into the Red Lion Inn parking lot. Park anywhere in this area. The meeting room is upstairs in the first 2-story building. Follow the signs.

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).

Proposed Agenda for Saturday, January 11, 2003
10:30 AM Meet in the second floor balcony area of the Keller Auditorium (SW 3rd and Clay in Portland, OR) for a chapter business meeting.
11:30 AM Attendees will receive a backstage tour and hear remarks from the play's director, Mr. Stan Foote.
12:00 PM Lunch on your own.
2:00 PM Sacagawea play.

Reservation Information
Checks should be made payable to OR LCTHF. Please send reservations and checks to:
Dick Hohnbaum
Treasurer, Oregon Chapter LCTHF
6916 Wheatland Lane N.
Keizer, OR 97303

(503) 390-2886
[email protected]

Note: Reservation confirmations will be sent by mail.
Saturday February 8, 2003 Washington State Historical Society
Tacoma, WA
10:00 AM Annual Business Meeting
11:00 AM "The Legend of Hat Rock"
David Nicandri
WA State Historical Society
12:00 PM Lunch on your own
1:30 PM "Scientific Aspects of the L&C Expedition"
Connie Estep
Saturday May 10, 2003 Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
Ridgefield, WA

Lecture and tour of the plankhouse project.
August 10 - 13, 2003 Philadelphia, 2003 : The Quest for Knowledge
35th Annual Foundation Meeting
Philadelphia, PA
Saturday & Sunday September 21 & 22, 2003 Overland Trail and Campout

Two day motor tour of the overland trail from Walla Walla River to the Clearwater River. Saturday night campout at L&C Trail State Park in Dayton, WA. Guide: Gary Lentz, State Park Ranger.
Summer 2004 36th Annual Foundation Meeting
Bismarck, ND
Summer 2005 37th Annual Foundation Meeting
Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
Summer 2006 38th Annual Foundation Meeting
St. Charles, MO
Summer 2007 39th Annual Foundation Meeting
Charlottesville, VA

  Other Events of Interest  

Trail of Gems - Following Lewis and Clark
August 1 - 3, 2003
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:
Larry Hulstrom
Lakeside Gem and Mineral Club
5409 W. 26th Ave.
Kennewick, WA 99338
(509) 783-6210
e: [email protected]

  Requests / Helping Hand  

Requests / Helping Hand
None at this time.

  Worthy of Notice  

Contact the editor, Tim Underwood.

  Meeting and Event Reports  

  Board Meeting Minutes  

  Other Interesting Links  

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  • Contact the Washington State Chapter.
    Cheryl Essary
    President, WA LCTHF
    886 S. Hwy, 17
    Othello, WA 99344
    Phone: (509) 488-9074
    email: [email protected]

    Check out the Washington State Historical Society site.

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    Contact the National Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (LCTHF).

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    Updated: November 21, 2002

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