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Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Grants Announced

March 25, 2004

Contact: Barbara Allen, Executive Director, Lewis & Clark Bicentennial in Oregon (LCBO)
(503) 768-7444
or Kyle Jansson, OHC
(503) 986-0673

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Salem -- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and its Oregon Heritage Commission in conjunction with the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial in Oregon organization allocated $300,000 to 23 recipients to support commemorative projects associated with our nation’s Lewis & Clark Bicentennial.

Lewis & Clark Bicentennial in Oregon (LCBO), a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) Oregon organization, is the primary planning group for Oregon’s statewide Bicentennial efforts. LCBO and the Heritage Commission formed a joint committee to review the 70 grant proposals submitted totaling over $1.1 million in requested funds.

“We were excited by the variety and richness of the projects we reviewed, and it wasn’t easy to select the grant awardees,” says Barbara Allen, executive director of LCBO. “In the end, we put together a great list of projects that will contribute significantly to the education and enjoyment of everyone taking part in the commemoration of the Bicentennial.”

The projects awarded grants are:

  • City of Irrigon, $5,000 for the 2005 Lewis & Clark Heritage Days
  • Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes, $25,000 to fund an ethno-historian to document the tribes’ history and culture and to develop interpretive materials
  • Friends of the Astoria Column, $10,000 for exterior lighting as part of the Restoration & Enhancement of Astoria Column & Its Environs project
  • Friends of the Columbia Gorge, $10,000 for production of Lewis & Clark’s Excellent Adventure, a series of hikes and kayak trips to introduce youth to the history, culture, and natural resources of the Gorge
  • High Desert Museum, $10,000 for administrative support in mounting the exhibition, The Legacy of Lewis & Clark: Exploring the American West, 1806-2006
  • Joseph Elementary School, $4,000 to produce a teacher’s workshop, Lewis & Clark Meet the Nez Perce, for tribes and educators statewide to develop curriculum on tribal history and related issues
  • Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Association, $25,000 for planning and project management of the National Signature Event
  • Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Association, $25,000 for construction of the Fort to the Sea Trail at Fort Clatsop
  • Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Association, $20,000 to produce the commemorative signature event magazine
  • LCBO, $25,000 for the Rivers Discovery Project’s plan to install interpretive signs and improvements at 14 historically significant sites concerning Lewis and Clark
  • Lewis & Clark College, $10,000 to help fund a speaker’s series about Lewis and Clark’s journey
  • Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Fund, Oregon Chapter, $5,000 to fund the installation of an interpretive structure at Blue Lake Park
  • Museum of Warm Springs, $25,000 to mount the exhibit They Still Speak To Us, a display of historic pictographs of the Gorge
  • Oregon Gardens, $10,000 to install the Lewis & Clark Plant Collection Garden, including interpretive signs
  • Oregon Historical Society, $10,000 to mount the national Lewis & Clark exhibit
  • Oregon Public Broadcasting, $10,000 to produce 28 educational and historical DVD video segments and lesson plans to support their 13-part radio series New Voices on the Journey: the Lewis & Clark Expedition
  • Portland Art Museum, $10,000 for the upcoming People of the River Exhibit of regional Native American art
  • Seaside Museum and Historical Society, $2,000 for the Salt Works exhibit demonstrating the Corps of Discovery’s method of extracting salt from sea water
  • SOLV, $5,000 to support the administration of the Down by the Riverside: Lewis & Clark Route clean-up program
  • Sustainable Northwest, $10,000 to mount a forum for their Sustainability along the Columbia project
  • Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, $24,000 for cultural and language immersion training sessions for preparation of opening the Living Culture Village
  • White Bird, $10,000 to support a performance by the dance troupe, Bandaloop, interpreting the impact of the Corps’ journey as part of a day-long Echoes of Discovery event at Cathedral Park in Portland
  • Young Audiences of Oregon, $10,000 to bring artist/teachers to Title I schools to educate students about Lewis and Clark and tribal history through a variety of artistic disciplines

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