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Contact: Barbara Allen, Executive Director, (503) 768-7444.

Ongoing through mid-2006 Cargo Exhibit

This exhibit at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles, Oregon, interprets the equipment and supplies of the Lewis & Clark Expedition. Exhibit features include Indian Presents, Arms & Accoutrements, Medicines, Camp Equipment & Provisions, Transportation, Mathematical Instruments, Clothing and much, much more. Contact: Renee Walasavage @ 541-296-8600.

January 22 - May 29, 2005 People of the River: Native Arts of the Oregon Territory

This exhibition, which opens at the Portland Art Museum in January 2005, is the first ever to focus specifically on the magnificent arts and culture of the direct ancestors of tribal groups that today live in the Umatilla, Yakama, Warm Springs, Grand Ronde, and Chinook communities. In addition to objects from the Museum’s outstanding Native American collection, objects will be borrowed from several museums and private collections including the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution; the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago; Burke Museum, Seattle; and Maryhill Museum, among others.

People of the River is also the focal point for comprehensive, ongoing, educational outreach programming, including the Discovery Project, an innovative education program that provides a broad perspective on life in Oregon around the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Initiated by the Portland Art Museum, the collaborative Discovery Project will bring K-12 school children to Portland from underserved districts throughout Oregon to participate in an intensive two-day program of active learning experiences at the Museum, the Oregon Historical Society, the World Forestry Center, the Oregon Zoo and other organizations. Contact Elizabeth Martin Calder @ 503-276-4370.

March 29, 2005 Cathlapotle Plank House

The Cathlapotle Plank House is an authentic replica of a Chinookan-style cedar plank house which is being built by a cooperative volunteer group at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in Clark County, Washington. This interpretive and educational facility will be dedicated on March 29th. Contact: Arlene Johnson @ 360-906-7119.

May 27, 2005 Tribal Lifeways Exhibit and Cultural Village

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, outside Pendleton, Oregon, will open a new and permanent Cultural Village adjoining their museum and cultural center. This exhibit will not only depict the evolution the Tribes’ culture and daily life, but will also be a living, interactive school for tribal members and the public with ongoing demonstrations and workshops, sometimes conducted in native languages. The Institute plans to host demonstrations of storytelling, basket and tule mat weaving, hide tanning, sweat lodge construction flint knapping, hemp cordage making, salmon and venison drying and smoking, dancing, drumming, horsemanship and more. The Institute is also developing a study guide for the Cultural Village that school teachers can incorporate into their history, literature and science curricula to set the stage for class field trips. Contact: John Chess @ 541-966-9748.

June 3 through October 3, 2005 Lewis & Clark Explorer Train

In its third season, the passenger train service running between Portland and Astoria, Oregon, follows the Columbia River close to several historical sites that were visited by the original Corps of Discovery. While times and ticket prices have not been determined for the 2005 as of this writing, in 2004 the service ran Friday through Monday, leaving a site in Portland’s Linnton neighborhood at 7:50 am for a four-hour ride. It departed Astoria daily at 4:45pm. Cost each way was $29.00 with discounts available for seniors and children. There will continue to be on-board food and concession services. The train is operated by ODOT Rail and Portland & Western Railroad, with ticketing through Amtrak or Sundial Travel in Astoria.

The departure site is located at 12222 NW Marina Way off St.Helens Road, two miles north of the St. Johns Bridge. On site parking is free. Passengers can also pay to park at the Union Train Station and catch a Tri Met shuttle departing to the Linnton site at 7:30 am. Marketing contact: Susan Trabucco: 503-325-7909. Ticketing: Sundial @ 800-433-1164.

June 23, 2005 They Still Speak To Us Exhibit

This exhibition at the Museum at Warm Springs, located outside of Madras, Oregon, is produced by the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs and consists of photographs of pictographs and petroglyphs. These images record travels and sights seen by indigenous peoples through the millennia as well as serving as an historical record. This addition to their permanent exhibit will also utilize maps that indicate the travels of Lewis & Clark through their ancestral lands. Contact Carol Leone @ 541-553-3331. [email protected]

November 11-15, 2005 Destination 2005: The Pacific - Signature Event

Destination: The Pacific is our region’s only National Signature Event sanctioned by the National Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Council. It’s comprised of a series of events scheduled for sites in Pacific County, Washington and Clatsop County, Oregon to commemorate the Lewis and Clark’s journey to the Pacific Ocean.

The major events include:

  • Opening Ceremony at Fort Stevens State Park which will include a Native
    American Veteran’s honor dance.
  • Festival of the Pacific: Lewis & Clark Remembered is an exposition at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds. The Exposition is being designed with a Native American focus to provide our homeland tribes of the Chinook and Clatsop-Nehalems an opportunity to share their heritage. The Exposition includes exhibitors, hands-on activities, and tribal dance, music, and cultural demonstrations.
  • ‘Ocian in View’ is a forum for speakers and panelists focused on history, cultural resource protection, Native American perspectives on Lewis and Clark, diplomacy and stewardship. Also planned are interpreted tours of Pacific and Clatsop County sites.
  • Dedication of Station Camp and the new national park will include a reenactment of the Corps of Discovery’s arrival at the Pacific Ocean, sponsored by the Washington State Historical Society.
  • Performing arts programs and gala at the newly renovated Liberty Theatre as well as music performances at venues from Long Beach, Washington to Cannon Beach, Oregon.

Contact Cyndi Mudge, Executive Director, Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Association, (503) 861-4403, [email protected].

November 11, 2005 through 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 Perez at 503-306-5229.

November 14, 2005 Fort To Sea Trail

The Fort Clatsop Expansion Act of 2001 established an expanded boundary for Fort Clatsop Memorial near Astoria, Oregon, from 125 acres to 1,500 acres. The Act also allowed for the creation of the Fort to Sea Trail within the area. The 6-mile trail will link the Fort to Sunset Beach, going under Highway 101. Trail construction has begun and the dedication will take place in November, 2005. Contact: Supt. Chip Jenkins @ 503-861-4401 or visit

November 18, 2005 Maya Lin Installation

Architect Maya Lin’s Confluence Project will place installations at sites located at key points of the Columbia River Basin, creating a series of pieces that exist as separate yet connected artworks. The first to be completed will be at Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco, Washington. The dedication ceremony will be November 18th. For information about the sites in Oregon and Washington, contact the Confluence Project @ 360-693-0123 or visit their website.

April, 2006 Lewis & Clark Discovery Greenway Project

This project consists of 14 historically accurate Lewis & Clark landing sites along the Columbia and Willamette Rivers in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington metropolitan areas. A plan was developed to upgrade these sites for historical interpretation. When completed, this will be the only significant urban experience on the entire national trail. LCBO is producing this project in partnership with site owners. Site work is underway and will be dedicate in April, 2006. Contact: Angela Sanders @ 503-234-7023.

Additional Ongoing Events & Sites

The Astoria Column, Astoria, Oregon. The column is the final and crowning monument in a series of 12 historical markers erected in the early 1900’s between St. Paul, Minnesota and Astoria, Oregon. It stands on Coxcomb Hill and has been recently renovated. For directions and more information, contact Friends of Astoria Column, Inc. @ 503-325-2963

“Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West” is an IMAX file playing at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland, Oregon. For film times and other information, go to

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