Events marking the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition will be held at hundreds of places along the transcontinental route. Below are ''signature events,'' designated by the National Council of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial.
JAN. 18, 2003. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.
Inaugural ceremony at Monticello.
OCT. 14-26, 2003. LOUISVILLE, KY., AND CLARKSVILLE, IND.
Re-enactment of expedition leaders' meeting at the Falls of the Ohio.
MARCH 12-14, 2004. ST. LOUIS.
Three Flags Ceremony, marking bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase.
MAY 13-16, 2004. HARTFORD AND WOOD RIVER, ILL.
Commemoration of the expedition's entry into the mouth of the Missouri River.
MAY 14-23, 2004. ST. CHARLES, MO.
Festival marking expedition's sojourn as it started west.
JULY 3-4, 2004. ATCHISON AND FORT LEAVENWORTH, KAN.
Independence Day events in the Kansas City area.
JULY 31-AUG. 3, 2004. FORT CALHOUN, NEB.
First Tribal Council: re-enactment of meeting between expedition and Otoe and Missouria tribes.
AUG. 27-28, 2004. OACOMA, S.D.
Bicentennial events sponsored by Yankton Sioux and other tribes.
OCT. 22-31, 2004. BISMARCK, N.D.
Circles of Culture, events at the sites where the expedition spent the winter.
JUNE 1-JULY 4, 2005. GREAT FALLS, MONT.
Festival commemorating events in the area, including portage around falls.
NOV. 24-27, 2005. ASTORIA, ORE.
Observance of the expedition's arrival at the Pacific Ocean, with many events at Fort Clatsop National Memorial.
JUNE 14-17, 2006. LEWISTON/LAPWAI, IDAHO.
Commemoration sponsored by the Nez Perce tribe.
JULY 22-25, 2006. BILLINGS, MONT.
Commemoration at Pompey's Pillar National Monument, where Clark carved his name on eastbound return journey.
AUG. 17-20, 2006. NEW TOWN, N.D.
Events sponsored by tribes, focusing on Sacagawea's contributions to the expedition.
SEPT. 23, 2006. ST. LOUIS.
Bicentennial of expedition's return to St. Louis.
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