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.

Board Officers:

Sally Thomas, President
Diana Amatucci, Vice President
Ken C. Boyd, Treasurer
Heather Riser, Secretary and Immediate Past President


Members of the Board:
Diana Amatucci

John Conover

Don Eugene Detmer

Norman Dill

Bob Fenwick

Chauncey Hutter

Fran Lawrence

Valerie L’Herrou

Dan Mahon

Ann Mallek

Diana Marchibroda

Malou Stark

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.


Blog: www.lewisandclarkexploratorycenter.blogspot.com

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