The University of Missouri–Rolla’s Curtis Laws Wilson Library will soon host a traveling panel exhibition commemorating the 1804 expedition of Capt. Meriwether Lewis and Capt. William Clark. The exhibition celebrates the historic journey of Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery from St. Louis to the Pacific, highlighting Missouri’s role in the journey.
“Lewis and Clark’s Missouri,” created by the Missouri Historical Society, will be on view Thursday, Oct. 6, through Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Curtis Laws Wilson Library on the UMR campus. Admission is free.
The exhibition, supported by the state of Missouri through the Missouri Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission and the Missouri State Museum Traveling Exhibition Service, is available for schools, libraries and public buildings throughout Missouri. The 500-square-foot exhibit features color photographs of artifacts, documents and artwork with insightful, interpretive text. Sections of the exhibit include:
– “The Imagined West,” which examines Thomas Jefferson’s vision of western America and Lewis and Clark’s leadership
– “Up the Mississippi, 1803,” which describes the early leg of Lewis and Clark’s journey through southeastern Missouri
– “St. Louis Winter, 1803-1804,” which details the Corps of Discovery’s winter at Camp DuBois and their interaction with the people of St. Louis
– “To the Pacific and Back, 1804-1806,” which highlights Lewis and Clark’s trek to the Pacific
– “After the Journey,” which explores the post-expedition lives of several Corps of Discovery members and the impact of their expedition on Missouri
For more information on the exhibit, contact the Curtis Laws Wilson Library’s reference desk at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (573) 341-4007.