When

Saturday, September 21 through Wednesday, September 25, 2019
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Where

Missouri History Museum 
5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

Conference Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites Forest Park        2111 Sulphur Ave, St. Louis, MO  63139                         

For reservations: Call 800-325-0720 - Group code-#2312997 or visit  

https://www.druryhotels.com/bookandstay/newreservation/?groupno=2312997

Rates: Two queen beds $139 or Suite $169 per night. Please reserve by August 15, 2019 to receive the group rate.

Includes: Hot breakfast, evening receptions, WiFi, and parking.  Map to hotel below.

 

Contact

Tami Goldman                                                      Missouri History Museum                                        Email: tgold@mohistory.org                        Phone: 314.454.3137                                          Website: mohistory.org

Note: For check payments for the annual meeting and/or pre and post tours please make the checks payable to the Missouri Historical Society; PO Box 775460, St. Louis MO 63177

Cost

Early bird registration now thru July 31, 2019
$375 - LCTHF Member
$424 - Non Member

After August 1, 2019

$425 - LCTHF Member
$474 - Non Member

LCTHF 51st Annual Meeting


Please join us this September in St. Louis... Register Now!

Our meeting will be held during the 213th anniversary of the return of the expedition party to St. Louis. We will commemorate the incorporation of the LCTHF, examine how the tellling of the Lewis and Clark story has changed over time, discuss current scholarship within the field, learn about legacy projects, and participate in activities and panels about what it means to be "Keepers of the Story and Stewards of the Trail."

Noted scholar John Logan Allen will deliver the second annual Moulton Lecture on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Registrants will visit the new museum exhibits at the Gateway Arch and learn about the background research from the curator and historian. Attendees will have a behind-the-scenes experience with Lewis and Clark artifacts at the Missouri Historical Society. We will revisit "Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes" with Indigenous scholars more than a decade after its groundbreaking publication. An exclusive chartered river cruise will take participants to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, passing through the massive Mississippi lock system on this fascinating opportunity to understand changes to the river system since the time of Lewis and Clark.

The final afternoon, attendees will choose one of the three special tours: 1) an historical tour of Bellefontaine and Calvary Cemetaries that will include visits to William Clark's grave and the Nez Perce Warriors monument; 2) a visit to historic St. Charles (celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2019 with fiberglass replicas of Newfoundlands throughout the city) plus the Lewis and Clark Boat and Nature Center; or 3) a tour of Illinois Lewis and Clark sites including Campsite #1, the museum, and the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower (completed in 2010).

We will be honoring individuals and organizations, past and present, that have worked together to make the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation what it is today.

 

LCTHF Meeting Preliminary Daily Schedule

St. Louis – September 21 thru 25, 2019

Saturday – September 21

8:30am - 2:00pm              Board Meeting (at Drury Hotel)

7:00pm – 9:00pm             LCTHF Business Meeting in the ballroom at the Drury Hotel

Sunday – September 22

7:00am                                    Daily Fitness Walk

9:00am – 9:00pm             Shuttles running from Drury Hotel to/from Missouri History Museum

9:30am - 5:00pm              Discovery Expedition of St. Charles Encampment

9:30am – 11:00am                  Lewis Group – Behind the Scene experience with Lewis and Clark artifacts at the Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center

12n – 12:30pm           Opening Ceremony featuring the Fife and Drum Corps at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park  

12:30pm – 2:30pm           Clark Group - Behind the Scene experience with Lewis and Clark artifacts at the Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center

11:00am – 1:30pm           Lunch options at Missouri History Museum

3:00pm – 5:00pm             The Moulton Lecture – Speaker John Logan Allen at the Missouri History Museum

7:00pm – 9:00pm             Welcome  reception and buffet dinner at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park

Monday – September 23

7:00am                                    Daily Fitness Walk  

7:30am – 10:00am           Shuttles running from Drury Hotel to Missouri History Museum

9:00am – 10:00am          Panel: Bicentennial Legacies: Language Preservation & Trail Stewardship 

10:15am - 11:30am         Panel: The St. Louis of Lewis & Clark: Reseaerch on St. Louis Riverfront

Field Trips:

11:45am – 6:00pm           Lewis Group – Gateway Riverboat Cruise aboard the Tom Sawyer. Includes full buffet lunch, music, talks and narration by National Park Service Ranger. Depart from Missouri History Museum and return to the hotel.

11:30am – 12:30pm        Clark Group – Lunch at Missouri History Museum (ATT Multi-Purpose room)

1:00pm – 5:30pm             Clark Group – Tour of the new museum at the Gateway Arch and time to explore the grounds, Old Courthouse and option to ride to the top of the Arch for an additional fee. Depart from Missouri History Museum and return to the hotel.

7:00pm – 9:00pm             Lewis and Clark Trivia game night in the ballroom at the Drury Hotel.

Tuesday – September 24

7:00am                                    Daily Fitness Walk  

7:30am – 10:00am           Shuttles running from Drury Hotel to Missouri History Museum

9:00am – 10:00am           Panel: Lewis & Clark Through Indian Eyes

10:00am – 11:00am         Panel: Highlights on Recent Scholarship on the Lewis & Clark Expedition

Field Trips:

11:45am – 5:30pm           Clark Group – Gateway Riverboat Cruise aboard the Tom Sawyer. Includes full buffet lunch, music, talks and narration by National Park Service Ranger. Depart from Missouri History Museum and return to the hotel.

11:30am – 12:30pm        Lewis Group – Lunch at Missouri History Museum (ATT Multi-Purpose room)

1:00pm – 6:00pm             Lewis Group – Tour of the new museum at the Gateway Arch and time to explore the grounds, Old Courthouse and option to ride to the top of the Arch for an additional fee. Depart from Missouri History Museum and return to the hotel.

7:00pm – 9:00pm             Lewis and Clark movie & silent auction in the ballroom at the Drury Hotel.

Wednesday – September 25

7:00am                                    Daily Fitness Walk  

7:30am – 10:00am           Shuttles running from Drury Hotel to Missouri History Museum

9:00am – 10:00am           Panel: History & Significance of LCTHF 

10:15am – 11:30am         Panel: Osage and Lewis & Clark

Field Trips:  Three options to choose from, box lunch included

12n – 4:30pm                   Tour 1: Historical tour of Bellefontaine and Calvary Cemeteries

                                             Tour 2: Lewis & Clark Boathouse and free time on Mainstreet in St. Charles

                                             Tour 3: Lewis & Clark State Historic Site, Wood River IL, Lewis & Clark Tower

6:30pm – 9:00pm             Final Banquet, seated dinner and program at Drury Hotel

 

Optional Tours: (additional cost)

Pre Tours:

September 16-20 - Bike across Missouri following the route of the Corps of Discovery. Join Larry Epstein and his bicycling buddies on a ride on Missouri's Katy Trail State Park from Clinton, Mo to historic St. Charles. please contact Larry at larryepstein62@gmail.com for more information or go to https://bikekatytrail.com

Advance reservations for the following tours will be accepted through this registration stie beginning June 18.

Saturday, September 21 - 2:00pm  - 5:00pm, $25 per person.  A pre-conference walking tour of the St. Louis riverfront will be offered on Saturday afternoon by NPS historian Bob Moore.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about the St. Louis of Lewis and Clark. Archeologist Michael Meyer will also be there to talk about his work with French colonial era artifacts and the remnants of vertical log houses.  (fee includes bus transportation to/from Drury)

Thursday, September 26 -- Post Tours

Tour 1 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  - Bus tour to Ste. Genevieve, $90 per person. Learn about the French colonial heritage of the St. Louis area.  When Lewis and Clark wintered in the St. Louis area prior to their expedition they were exposed to a unique regional French culture, food, architecture and customs.  Although much of this has disappeared in St. Louis, it is preserved 80 miles south in Ste. Genevieve, where authentic homes, landscapes and museum exhibits provide a flavor of what the region was like in 1803.  The tour will include the future Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park, the Bolduc House, the Felix  Valle House, the Beauvais-Amoureux House, lunch and much more.  (fee includes transportation, admissions and lunch).

Tour 2 - 8:30am - 4:00pm - Bus tour St. Louis Highlights, $40 per person. An interesting and unique journey  around St. Louis  with Jerry Garrett! This tour is not Lewis and Clark focused but is an opportunity to see Jerry’s favorite St. Louis historic neighborhoods, parks, awesome building interiors, ethnic dining, and a world famous dessert. (fee includes transportation, tour guide services, admissions, and lunch).