MISSION: Located on the banks of the Rivanna River in Darden Towe Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center is a hands-on center focusing on the historic expedition as a gateway for learning about exploration, transportation, the arts, science, the natural environment, and native cultures.
We lead art projects for both children and adults as a way to interpret history, the environment, and science, using the Lewis and Clark journals as inspiration, journals that included drawings, written accounts, and mapmaking. Art that involves carpentry is also a focus. Carpentry projects have included boats as art installations and 3-D mapmaking.
EXPEDITION: Conceived by Thomas Jefferson, the Lewis & Clark Expedition (1804-1806) was led by Meriwether Lewis, who was born in Albemarle County, and by William Clark, whose family lived for years in Albemarle County on land adjacent to the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center site.
Sally Thomas, President
Diana Amatucci, Vice President
Ken C. Boyd, Treasurer
Heather Riser, Secretary and Immediate Past President
Members of the Board:
Don Eugene Detmer
John Sayle Watterson
The Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center is a 501 (c) (3) corporation. All contributions are fully tax deductible to the extend allowed by law.
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