River Renaissance Weekend!

September 28, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

We’re participating in the September 29 Conference and in Saturday’s free arts events along the Rivanna River! We’ll be closed at the Center, but open along the shores, so come on down to Darden Towe Park and enjoy music, boating, and the arts!



A Portable Feast!

September 13, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized | By


On October 12, from 5:30 to 8 PM, we’re having “A Portable Feast,” Historic Food, Drink, and Music! We’re raising money to make a $30,000 match (November deadline) for site improvements that will help accessibility for our children’s programs, particularly for children with disabilties. Tickets are $50 per person ($15 being tax-deductible). Served buffet-style on the terrace and inside our building, the feast will include old favorites as well as rarer ingredients encountered by the Expedition, along with local wine, beer, and cider. Music will be provided by the Belmont Ramblers, an Old Time band. There will be a variety of activity stations: beading, postcard art, model boats, a spray paint project, and more! A silent auction of expeditions will take place throughout the evening: a kayaking trip, a photography hike, and other adventures!

Tickets are available through Eventbrite, on our Facebook page, or by emailing lewisandclark@lewisandclarkvirginia.org

Tickets available on Eventbrite!

We’re at Monticello This Weekend Sept 8 nd 9

September 6, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Reminder: The Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center will be closed at Darden Towe this coming Friday and Saturday. We’re going to be at the Monticello Heritage Harvest Festival! Stop by the Seed Swapping Table on Saturday at Monticello to see our Garden Postcard display, 10-4. On Friday we’ll be taking workshops that will help us with our Heritage Seed garden project for 2017!

August 3 Slide Show

July 27, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Please join us on Thursday, August 3, from 5 to 6:30 PM, for a slide show on the 2017 Lewis & Clark National Trail Heritage Foundation Conference in Montana. Becky Gildersleeve will be showing her photographs and recounting her experiences on the various panels and site visits.  This is a meeting of the Home Front Chapter that is free and open to the public. We will be hosting the 2020 Conference, so we are eager to hear feedback and ideas about the conference experience!

New President Elected!

June 26, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized | By

Yesterday, at our Annual Meeting, Sally Thomas was elected President of the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center! She has served the Center since its inception, and has had an interest in Lewis & Clark since childhood. She grew up near the site of their final destination. Diana Amatucci was elected Vice President. She is a former teacher who takes an active involvement in the Center’s programs for families and school groups.