October - December 2005
Fall 2005: Cathedral Park-St. John’s Bridge Commemorative Event. Portland’s own international dance promoter, White Bird, will produce an all-day event at Portland’s Cathedral Park themed to the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial as well as the tribal culture of the region. Scheduled for September, 2005, this free, family-oriented event will include two performances by the aerial dance troupe, Bandaloop performing on the St. John’s Bridge. Contact: Paul King 503-245-1600 x203, e-mail [email protected].
Fall 2005: Fort-to-the-Sea Trail. The National Park Service plans to construct a 5-1/2 mile Fort-to-the-Sea Trail replicating the route taken by the Corps of Discovery as they traversed the landscape around Fort Clatsop Memorial near Astoria, Oregon, down to the Pacific Ocean. Although the trail has been planned since 1955, the upcoming Bicentennial has focused attention on making this trail a reality. Ribbon-cutting is scheduled for the fall of 2005. Contact Jill Harding, Fort Clatsop, (503) 861-4421.
Fall 2005 & Spring 2006: Corps of Discovery II. Corps II, as it is commonly referred to, is a traveling exhibit highlighting the tribes that Lewis & Clark encountered along their journey sponsored by the National Park Service. It’s composed of two tents. One is an exhibit space where visitors use hand-held audio guides as they view pictures of the various tribes the Corps of Discovery encountered 200 years ago. The second tent, The Tent of Many Voices is a venue for artists, musicians, lecturers, etc. The Corps II tents are hosted along the Lewis & Clark Trail by communities large and small and are scheduled in communities roughly 200 years after the original Corps visited the areas. For a complete schedule, by location, of the Oregon and Washington sites, contact Barbara Allen at 503-768-7444. For general information on Corps II, go to www.nps.gov/lecl/CorpsII/Corps2.htm.November 11, 2005 - March 11, 2006: Lewis and Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition. The Oregon Historical Society will be the only museum on the west coast to host the most unique, exciting, and comprehensive exhibit of Lewis and Clark Expedition artifacts, artwork, and documents ever assembled. This project’s focus on exhibition fabrication, education program development, and visitor service activities is designed to enhance the public’s understanding and the appreciation of these cultural resources. When Lewis and Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition opens in Portland on November 11, 2005 for its four-month show, at least 125,000 visitors will cherish hundreds of Lewis and Clark national treasures, reunited for the first time since the 1804-06 journey. Contact: Sharon Blus at (503) 306-5229, web site www.ohs.org.
November 11 - 15, 2005: Destination: The Pacific. This is Oregon’s Bicentennial Signature Event, one of 14 sanctioned by the National Council of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial. Contact Destination: The Pacific at (503) 861-4403. Link to more Signature Event information.
2005 - 2006: Tamástslikt Cultural Institute Projects and Exhibits. Currently in the formation stages, Tamástslikt Cultural Institute is creating a small-scale interpretive drama based on the negotiations of the Walla Walla Treaty of 1855 and the modern impact the resulting treaties have had on Native American tribes today.