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Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Date: January 23, 2005 PST

with Professor Stephen Dow Beckham

Sunday, January 23 or Tuesday, January 25

5:30 p.m. Reception; 6:30 p.m. Presentation

Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Avenue, Portland

Lewis & Clark College’s traveling exhibit, The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, will be showing at the Oregon Historical Society from November 26, 2004 to April 3, 2005. The exhibit will be making its only appearance in Portland following a two year traveling schedule that included The Thomas Jefferson Library at Monticello, The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia and the Boston Athenaeum. The exhibit, curated by Stephen Dow Beckham, Pamplin Professor of History, features sixty rare items from the College’s collection of expedition-related printed material. President Thomas J. Hochstettler will provide introductory remarks for the evening.

This exhibit draws from the extensive collection of books, maps, manuscripts, newspapers and literary materials on the expedition at Lewis & Clark College. The exhibit shares highlights of the holdings. The College has thousands of volumes on Native Americans, exploration and travel, and the history of the American West. Concurrent with this exhibit, the College has published The Literature of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: A Bibliography and Essays (2003), with bibliography by Douglas Erickson, Jeremy Skinner, and Paul Merchant and essays by Stephen Dow Beckham. The book provides detailed information for readers, researchers, book collectors and others wanting to explore the expedition and its impact over the past 200 years.

The exhibit is scheduled to travel to the Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma, April-June; Denver Public Library, August-September; and the Seattle Public Library October-December 2005. For further information on the exhibit and other Bicentennial Programs, consult http://www.thejourneycontinues. org

Please respond by Monday, January 17 to rsvp@lclark.edu or 503-768-7681.

When reserving space, please indicate which date you plan to attend.

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