On November 5, 2006, re-enactors portraying
explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, with members
of the Corps of Discovery, arrived at Locust Grove in
Louisville on their way from the Pacific Ocean to Jefferson's
Monticello in Virginia. At Locust Grove, Lucy Clark
Croghan and her family, including older brothers Jonathan
and George Rogers Clark, welcomed their younger brother
William, Capt. Lewis, and York. Locust Grove is the
only existing residence west of the Appalachians to
have sheltered Lewis and Clark.
It was a glorious day, with 15-star flags
flying, fifers and bagpipers announcing the arrival,
and re-enactors portraying all the residents of the
farm and neighborhood.
(Photos from www.courier-journal.com)
thank our sponsors for these events: Brown-Forman, The
National Park Service, Publisher's Printing, The Kentucky
Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission, and the Falls
of the Ohio Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Commission,
and several private donors.
See a photo
gallery with more photos of the Lewis & Clark
Homecoming events, available for viewing and purchase.
Purchase volunteer Mary
Lou Johnston's DVD account of following the Lewis
& Clark re-enactment of 2003-2006.
Lecture, 1 pm - The Filson Historical
Society’s James Holmberg, author of Dear Brother,
speaks about Kentuckiana’s participation in the Corps
Wednesday, October 4
Lecture, 1 pm, sculptor Ed Hamilton, creator of the
"York" statue on Louisville's Belvedere
Sunday, November 5
Free Community Celebration, 10 am-4:30 pm - A community
celebration of the return to Louisville of Meriwether
Lewis, William Clark and other members of the Clark-Croghan
families. Re-enactors portray the explorers and the
Clark-Croghan families. Admission is free; sponsored
by a grant from the Brown-Forman Corporation.
Monday, Nov. 6 - Friday, Nov. 10
Special events on the grounds for school groups, by
Wednesday, November 8
Lecture, 1 pm - Peyton “Bud” Clark, descendant of explorer
William Clark, discusses his role and experiences with
the national Lewis and Clark Bicentennial.
Evening events NOW OPEN TO
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served at Locust
6:30 pm Peyton "Bud"
Clark reflects on his time on the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial
Lecture, 8:00 Stephenie
Ambrose Tubbs speaks about Lewis and Clark
Tickets are $75/person,
by reservation only. Call 502-897-9845.
Sunday, November 12, 2 pm
Gallery Talk & a wine and cheese reception and program
led by Locust Grove volunteer, Mary Lou Johnston, who
has documented the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial celebration
through her photographs.
More Lewis and Clark events and
information at lewisandclarkinkentucky.org.
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